Did I Get Old Yet?

I will be speaking at UUFDC the day after my ‘Three-Score-and-Ten’ birthday (for some reason, saying my age that way feels better than saying, ‘Seventieth’). But it also sounds funny when I hear a fellow classmate say, ’OMG! I’m going to be 21 tomorrow! I feel so old!’. ‘Pffft’, I counter, ‘I’ve been there three times … how bad could it be’? We all laugh at that, but it leads me to think about this whole business of ‘Aging’. Everyone and every ‘thing’ ages … so what’s the problem? Let’s talk about it …

Sensei Andrew (Jiyo) Agacki was inducted a Buddhist Minister in 2008, under the Rev. Koyo Kubose. Since 2002, he has delivered sermons to many of the UU congregations throughout Wisconsin and upper Illinois. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, he continues to be associated with the institution, helping to teach classes on Buddhist practices, ethics and history. Currently, Sensei Jiyo is in the process of setting up an inter-denominational Sangha at the UW-Milwaukee campus.

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