About Richard

About this site



Richard Szpin: senior, website developer/manager, blogger, writer too!

As a senior, I thought I should dedicate my site to older adults. I’ve discovered, some older adults are really donning the role, acting old when they are still capable of doing much more. Pushing up the grass ain’t for me yet. I may ache, pain, whine and complain but I will do it from the green side of the grass. 

Topside and underside gardening
I am a life-long learner, continuing to learn every day. I think many older adults are tilling the soil already from the wrong side. I ain’t ready to garden from the underside just yet. So I cheer the many who refuse to start gardening from the underside. Bravo folks…imwitchya. Strange thing though, studies have shown that more women garden on the right side than men. Bravo ladies! Imwitchya, for sure.  

Learn, learn, learn…many benefits
Learning enriches life. Learning improves living. Learning enriches my life improving it in countless ways. In this day and age, the Internet and technology open the portals to more learning. Use them, your life will become richer. Use whatever ways, paths you have to learn more and improve your life.

Explore more
Old, young, middle-aged, who cares…just explore more. Try new things, try things that interest you but which you never thought to try. Even try things that don’t interest you…just to see what happens. Be curious! Be inquisitive! Go for it!

Garden the underside later
You’re alive…recognize it from all the aches and pains, things you can’t do anymore. But also recognize that you can still do a lot, maybe not as much as last year or the year before. Who cares….you’re still going. Maybe not as strong…but you’re goin’. 

My site is dedicated to helping those of you who ain’t ready to do the “push ’em up” gardening yet.  Bravo….keep going, keep doing it, keep at it. It may be a struggle, increasingly challenging too often too quickly, but better to be challenged than to push up “dem roots!”

Push yourself
You’re not ready to push ‘dem roots’ gardening yet….so explore my site, a lot. Use it to inspire you and motivate you to do more. Get up and do it!

Ageing is a challenge but it is one not given to everyone. You were given this wonderful opportunity, to age. Make the most of it.

Welcome to my website.