Quote of the Day – Aging Edition

“[T]he first time I became aware of my mom’s age, she was 32. . . . 32 is an age that became, as it were, parental for me. Now, when I arrived in Manchester, having just ceased to be a student, and took up my job as a junior lecturer, I was 24. And 24 I have, naturally, remained – despite becoming a bit more mature and much wiser. Imagine my perplexity, therefore, in having two daughters who have both passed the age of 32. It’s bad enough to have children as old as your mother. But when they’re also older than you, you wonder if you’re losing all your concepts.” – Norm Geras

Norm’s got a few years on me but I know the feeling.  I graduated high school on my mother’s 41st birthday and am now older than that with an infant daughter.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. I know exactly how you feel James, only my parents were 36 and 37 when I graduated from high school.