My first half-century…

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15 Responses to “My first half-century…”

  1. I will reach the same milestone in 18 months. In my case, getting older in itself is not a problem, but the realization that I very probably have less time in the future than I do in the past is a problem for which there is no solution. 😦

  2. glmackie Says:

    You’re over the hill,
    So take a pill,
    Aches and pains,
    Always complains.

    Youth of old age,
    Demand the best wage,
    Relax and chill,
    You’re over the hill.

    by Martin Dejnicki

    Condolences and all….from gaelle.

  3. susan webb Says:

    Happy Birthday Peter, I’ll play something in your honour tonight on my bari sax 🙂

  4. kind of tame, that you never hit a six or a four, or even two’s or three’s…you just kept on adding singles! like this its gonna take another fifty years to reach a century!

  5. Anton Garrett Says:

    I can asure you it feels fine Peter, congratulations and don’t worry!

  6. Bryn Jones Says:

    Happy 60th birthday, Peter. Don’t worry – you don’t quite look 60.

    Happy 50th birthday.

  7. At the age of thirty-seven she realised she’d never
    Ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair.

  8. George Jones Says:

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the club.

  9. Michael Kenyon Says:

    Happy birthday, you are now officially a gadgie, but still a canny lad :).

  10. Richard Says:

    Happy Birthday Prof Coles!

    • John Peacock Says:

      Not that I want to depress you, but human perception of most things is logarithmic. If we set t=0 at conception, then age 50 is 89% of the way to age 85 in terms of log t elapsed since birth. So assuming your life expectancy to be typical, you only have 11% of your experience of existence remaining. Enjoy…

  11. I’m so sorry. Commiserations.

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