seniors

The Prostate Papers—Into the Zone

In Chapter 1 of The Prostate Papers, Gary explains how accelerating PSA scores sent him into the “prostate zone” and off for an MRI. Welcome to The Prostate Papers, one man’s trip into the dreaded “prostate zone.” You might reasonably ask, “Whoa! Where did this ‘prostate papers’ conversation come from?” And you might also ask…

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The Land of the Very Old

The Land of the Very Old is growing closer for Gary but he’s not at the border yet! He filed the following report about an article he recommends about traveling to that not-too-distant land. A couple of months ago, a friend sent me a link to an article titled In the Land of the Very…

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Camp Codger 2.0

Camp Codger 2.0 has arrived in your podcast feed! Surprised to be hearing from us again? After all, didn’t we say goodbye a few weeks ago? Are the codgers back in the game? The short answer is “maybe”. This is an experiment and may end up being a very short comeback tour. When we decided…

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Time to Say Goodbye

It’s been a good run, but, with a heavy heart, it’s time for the old codgers to say goodbye. We hope you enjoyed listening to Camp Codger as much as we did creating and publishing these last 72 episodes. In an epilogue episode, Gary explains how we came to this difficult decision. Leave a comment…

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Bah Humbug—Return of the Grinch

Bah Humbug, return of the Grinch, and here comes Gary Ebersole to ruin whatever Christmas joy is left. We all know that Ebenezer Scrooge says, Bah Humbug. The Grinch means Christmas is in danger. Then there’s Gary Ebersole, co-host of Camp Codger and hater of the holiday season, Christmas shopping, and pretty much everything that…

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New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them

New Year’s Resolutions—and How to Keep Them—is a fitting show to close out the year. It’s a longstanding tradition to make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a new year. That’s why we chose to share some of our own resolutions. But more importantly, we also reveal the 7 tips that will help ensure…

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Holiday Loneliness

Yes, Holiday Loneliness is a real thing–especially for seniors during the most festive season of the year. Here’s what you can do about it. You know that Andy Williams song that we hear from Thanksgiving Day all the way through Christmas? The name of the song is, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”…

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Christmas Fun with Grandkids

How to have Christmas fun with grandkids– and a year-round guide to making memories with your grandchildren from Camp Granny author, Sharon Lovejoy. Happy holiday season! We interviewed Sharon Lovejoy in the summer about her wonderful book, Camp Granny. If there’s an expert on how to have fun with kids and grandkids, it’s Sharon. She’s…

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Codger Retirement Stories

This week, the codgers tell their retirement stories. Did they retire at 65? Retirement planning, new hobbies, how to enjoy retirement, and more. If you’re a subscriber to Camp Codger, you already know about the survey we emailed last week. We asked subscribers to tell us which topics they wanted to hear about on the…

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Thanksgiving, Mortality, and Gratitude

Thanksgiving, mortality, and gratitude come together during a thoughtful hike by Gary. I’m 75 and occasionally I feel every day of my age. And, frankly, I have been feeling mortal more often lately. The day after Thanksgiving was one of those days. I was hiking up Sun Mountain, one of my favorite short but intense…

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