... down the decades every year summer leaves, my birthday's here and all my friends stand up and cheer. "Man, you're old!" If you're really an "old" hippie, then sooner or later there comes a time when you realize that you simply cannot disregard your health like maybe you did when you were in your 30's or 40's. Earlier this year I looked at myself naked in the mirror and realized I had more junk in the trunk than ever before in my life. I had less energy than ever before. I had to do something. So I've become a semi-fanatic about diet and exercise. I read food labels scrupulously now, checking for fat and sodium, mostly. It's amazing the absolute shit that passes for food in the grocery stores. I've even taken up jogging, although what I call "jogging" probably would make most younger people laugh. But I don't care. I figure if I'm outdoors and moving, it can't be bad. So what about you other lovely gray folk? What do you do to take care of yourselves these days?