What constitutes as fun changes over a lifetime. As a boy fun involved riding my bike, climbing trees, playing every kind of ball there was, and reading the World Books to name a few. Over the years, I’ve progressed or regressed with golf and tennis, reading novels, travels with Suzy and friends, beaches and mountains, and much much more. Now, as I look forward to the future I remind myself to have fun. It is so easy when one is older to fall into a rut or routine and forget to have fun. The activities may be more modest, but having fun ought to be the goal. I may not be able to climb a tree anymore, but a game of catch would still be nice. Climbing a mountain may be out, but a nice hike in the woods or park is still doable, and a polish dog and an ice cold beer at the baseball park is still a possibility.

On this holiday and special day give some thought to what you consider fun and then resolve to have some. I really think having fun will be the best vaccine we can take.

PS: Today is my birthday! I made my Razorback football number — 73. Thank you George and his family. When we met almost eleven years ago, I set making my number as a goal. We made it!

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.


  1. Happy Birthday, 73!! Now your goal needs to be to shoot your age on the golf course – I did it, 73, last Tuesday – another goal reached!! Happy Birthday, Webb – thanks for your daily meditations.

  2. Number 73, I’m so glad you made your birthday goal. Now that is FUN. Keep it up and bring on more goals and more fun. Happy Birthday from Louisa and John.

  3. Hmm— when’s the last time you shot 85 on the golf course??? One thing’s for sure—
    I promise we’ll have fun! xoxo

  4. Old age is always 10 years older than your current number. Hoping you have a great day, Webb! Soon we can celebrate again. Larry joins me in sending best wishes for many happy returns and eternal gratitude to George.

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