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Why Does Each Grandchild Remind Me of My Mortality?

The years are moving faster and faster

grandfather holding his grandson
Photo by Camila Franco on Unsplash

Our daughter just told us that she is expecting our second grandchild. Our first grandchild, her son, Dakota, is approaching three years old and they felt that it was time to give him a sibling.

They had been trying for a year so there was some frustration setting in. But it finally…




“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2

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