Ageing is all an attitude of mind. If you tell yourself you’re old because you’re 50, then old you will be. I’m 60, still go to rock festivals, enjoy writing and keeping fit, and feel about 25 in my head!

D.E. Haggerty

less book cover with arrowTo be completely honest, my Pulitzer Prize challenge is not going well this month. I’m stuck in my novel, trying to finish editing and hand the manuscript off to my editor before I go on vacation next week. This doesn’t leave much time for reading. *Pouts* I have started Less, this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, but I’m only 19% finished. *Yikes*

One thing that strikes me about Arthur Less, the protagonist of Less, is how his age – he’s on the eve of his fiftieth birthday – is considered old. Sure, the fact that he is now middle-aged is a main theme of the novel. He’s having a crisis of sort now that his lover of nine years is getting married to another man. But still, I have to ask – is fifty old?

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I admit to approaching the age of fifty at a speed with which I’m…

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