A Senior Moment: A Blog

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A 70 year old man fends off boredom with a blog about senior issues: senior sports (golf and pickleball), alcohol, social media, divorce, movies, marijuana, humor and medical and memory concerns. After a pickleball accident, it turns into a rant as everyone focusses upon his apparent declining cognitive ability. A scam call makes him leave his home and go on a search for his granddaughter. More
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About D.G. Marshall

D.G. Marshall recently retired after a long career in education. He divides his time between Calgary, Alberta; Rutherglen, Ontario and various warm places in the winter. He has lived in four provinces, the NWT and St. Lucia in the Caribbean. He has been married to Sheila for 48 years and they have two sons and four grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, blues musician, motorcyclist and hiker.
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Hannes Birnbacher reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

People who have read "The Ticket", "The sand trap" and "The Dark Web" are accustomed to exciting, well researched novels from the author. If they do not play golf, they are accustomed to ignore the very useful, experienced and long advices on playing golf, which come in handy in "A Senior Moment", also.
Now, where is the tension in the book? This one builds up more sophisticated. It has four parts. Quite far into the first part I e-mailed the author that I did not count me to the target group of readers for this part, expecting the usual high tension. The advice of the shocked author was to read on, which I did. You even might be tempted to read part I in a fast pace - beginning with part II there builds up real action to an almost unbearable, but never unrealistic climax.
Part I is the setup the author uses to introduce the characters, the main character being 71 years old (like myself), the author being a septuagenarian, too. So there is more in part I than a mere introduction - it is a tutorial into managing life (finances, family, golf equipment and expertise) after 70, a preview for those who are younger, a smiling confirmation to other seniors that they are not alone with their ailments and hopes. More than that - if you read part I too fast, you will miss lots of funny and important insights, experiences of a whole life. The author hates what I too hate. For example, a remark on Social Media: "... right wing sites that use the strategy of posting cute kitten photos (...) the reader (...) shares with their 400 friends and now you (and all your unsuspecting friends) are documented as viewers of this right wing website". You must be a senior (or a real media expert) to have such insights. Frequently I literally rolled on the floor laughing, for example when the main character developed a plan to make a real bestseller in sales (anything): "... find something that you would really like imbibing, and make it healthy. The original snake oil barker of 100 years ago ... could sell anything called a magic elixier in prohibition days that was 50% alcohol". Don't miss all those blog entries.
Then part II begins and BANG! there comes the action. Very subtly, a conflict in the family starts building up about the financial assets of dad (the main character). In part III he finds himself in the center of a so-called grandpa scam, solves a mysterious supposed murder in the family, has to save a grandchild from deadly danger, debunks a mafia-like organisation and last not least finds out about the real identity of persons who are not what they seem to are, or not doing their job as they are thought to do them.
So my advice to you is: read on, it is worth it!
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