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To be old and merry

is not a sin and George Will seems happy at 70.  I don't even think he looks old, and he implies he is strong and lusty and not yet past his dancing days.  Good for him and all those who aspire to the comforts and pleasures of old age.
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No, but he makes me feel old. I recall similar columns of his for 50 and 60!

George Will is one of my heroes. I don't watch "This Week" any more, but I recall with great pleasure him and David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

No kidding. I remember reading his syndicated column in the local newspaper while still in my parents' home. That means many years of writing; may he have many more. I like the idea of employment you can keep doing and no one tells you that you are too old for the job. Clearly, he's not.

Also, clearly some/i> people know how to age well and happily. May we all find we have the knack.

Yes, back in the late 1970s I discovered him along with James J. Kilpatrick. I didn't know anybody like them.

George Will is a great writer and also a very good after dinner speaker. He is usually right but sometimes wavers (Iraq and Afghanistan). Back when he was writing for National Review for a while he actually spoke wistfully of the Articles of Confederation. At least he's a stern foe of the administrative state.

Dr. Will has been a disappointment in recent years as his views have morphed into a general advocacy of the interests of the business sectors. He was at his peak around about 1975, when his was a voice both engaging and individual and his subject matter was variegated - mundane life, popular entertainment, and political economy. His first collection of columns, The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts remains worth reading. His column today? Not so much.

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