My favorite subjects in school were history and English. I always got A’s in each.

I am a reader and have been since I was about 6 or 7.

I was a voracious reader of paperbacks.

Boredom was unknown to me, and still is. 

Interspersed with my reading and watching movies, I watch TV but I get annoyed.

A “bit” of news and then advertisements, which are repetitive.

It’s easy to become brain dead. 

I used to stay up late. I no longer do.

By eight p.m. I am in bed.

In my younger days, I would stay up until midnight.

I was a “free soul,” no one supervised me.

By eight p.m. my eyes get watery and paste together.

Usually, I am helped into bed. I usually get up two or more times during the night to urinate.

That’s it. That’s my day.

“Good night”


(July 30, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.