WRITING

Beginning Again At Fifty-Five

In which I attempt to calculate the remaining years of my life and plan for the final act

David Todd McCarty
Ellemeno
Published in
10 min readFeb 14, 2023

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Self portrait of the author.

(Author’s note: Don’t be turned away too early in reading this piece. It starts a little dark but gets lighter as it goes. It ends with hope, as all good stories must.)

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David Todd McCarty
Ellemeno

A cranky romantic searching for hope and humor. I tell stories. Most of them are true. I’m not at all interested in your outrage, but I do feel your pain.