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Why Old People are Mean

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I took the class, Adult Development and Aging, from Professor Kinderman at Portland State University. He had wanted to be a geologist but couldn’t do the math, so he became a psychology professor. I knew how he felt. I became a lawyer for the same reason.

Dr. Kinderman taught a lesson about stereotypes. They exist, he asserted, because there is some truth to them. They are dangerous because they don’t contain enough…




“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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Orrin Onken

Orrin Onken

I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.

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