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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Wednesday 27 January 2010

Is that all there is?

Peggy Lee famously recorded the Leiber and Stoller song whose title I have borrowed for this piece.

Here she is in 1969:

Some might find the lyric a little corny, but I think it is a great trigger for reflection.

Those of you who are similarly stimulated by this fine performance may start wondering how long you have to go.

Naturally, life insurance companies are extremely interested in this point and to this end elaborate computer models have been developed to enable them to be sure that they are not paying out a penny more than they have to (and most likely a good deal less!)

So for the curious and brave amongst you, here is a site which will help you determine your likely life-span. There are several available but this one at least raises a little smile before giving you the bad news!

Until the next time
(If there is a next time)

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