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Like the eternally youthful Jon Bon Jovi sings in his song, Just Older, I like the bed I’m sleeping in, it’s just like me it’s broken in It’s not old - just older. Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans, this skin I’m in it’s alright with me! It’s not old - just older. When that song came out, in the year 2000, Jon was roughly 38 years old. That’s not old at all. Today, John and I are roughly the same age, pushing 54 and we’re definitely getting older. However, he’s probably aged a little better thanks to a massive collection of 30-year old rock star groupies. My magazine groupies tend to be 65-year old shut-ins with lots of cats. A L I V E E A S 18 T B A Y m a r c h 2 0 1 6 Rationally, I know that I’m older, but most days I don’t really feel that much older than I did ten to twenty years ago. Sure, some days getting out of bed is a bit more challenging than it used to be, but overall I believe age is more a state of mind. My energy level is still strong, vibrant and viral. I’m up on popular music (FettyWap, Hozier and the Bieb), I like the current cast of SNL (Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Leslie Jones, Pete Davidson and Cecily Strong) and I can even name every player on the Golden State Warriors (including James Michael McAdoo, Festus Ezeli and Mo Buckets). Most nights I can stay awake until almost 11:30 PM, (later if I have get a nap during the day or drink an afternoon Red Bull), I still mow my own lawn and I regularly log 10,000 daily steps on my FitBit. It’s probably safe to say that most men in their 40s aspire to be in my youthful state of mind and body. I’m not Old —Just Older MICHAEL COPELAND


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