Oldster's View

Fight Against Maturity


It is with mixed feelings that I have decided to discontinue this blog. A very wise man (are you listening, Bill?) once told me that something isn’t worth doing if it isn’t fun anymore and this blog has reached that point where it is more of a job than fun. So this is it. Thanks to all of the tens of thousands of you that have stopped by. And goodbye.

May 15, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. It has been my great pleasure to have enjoyed your site. Thank you very much and best of luck in your future endeavors.

    Comment by John Hannon | May 15, 2007

  2. Sorry to see you go. I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts, thanks for all the fish!

    Comment by Russ | May 15, 2007

  3. Thanks, John. And Russ, see you at the Cafe.

    Comment by oldstersview | May 15, 2007

  4. I’ve enjoyed it, Al. I’m gonna miss it; thanks for all the time and effort you’ve put in to giving us a little weekday fun.


    Comment by Father Dale | May 15, 2007

  5. Thank you, Dale. It has been fun but lately seemed to be becoming work and hey! I’m retired! 😉

    Comment by oldster | May 15, 2007

  6. Sigh

    Comment by Cuz | May 16, 2007

  7. I’m going to miss your news! It’s proved to be many an inspiration in my reporting at ShortNews. If anyone here would like to continue reading the type of news Al posted here, stop on over!

    Comment by caution2 | May 17, 2007

  8. Dear ‘oldster’, I so enjoyed your site. Even when I was super stressed at my job, I always took time to peek at your news and get a chuckle. Thank you for the fun. I’ll miss you, but hope you enjoy your retirement!

    Comment by Glenna | May 23, 2007

  9. Thanks for those kind words. They are appreciated.

    Comment by oldstersview | May 23, 2007

  10. I have really enjoyed your site and will miss it. But I do understand how much “work” it can be. Thank you for all the fun and inspired stories you have exposed me too! Hope this gives you more time to really enjoy your life!

    Comment by Northerner | June 2, 2007

  11. Thanks, Northerner. Your kind words are appreciated.

    Comment by oldstersview | June 2, 2007

  12. Hardly wise, mostly stubborn…

    You have one of he best anecdotal blogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Take some time off, stop thinking of it as a job and something you have to do every day, and who knows, the urge may re-emerge… Even if not, you enjoy the distinction of having made a difference to thousands of people’s lives. That’s not a bad deal et al.

    Comment by Bill | June 5, 2007

  13. Thanks, Bill. I may indeed make a comeback one of these days, maybe in a slightly altered format.

    Comment by oldstersview | June 5, 2007

  14. I was saddened to find out that Oldster’s View was shut down. In our “youngcentric” society, it was refreshing to have a wizened one to share his years of wisdom with a dash of humor thrown in. I hope you continue to make a few updates to this site as it was always enjoyable…

    Comment by Jonas | June 5, 2007

  15. Thanks, Jonas.

    Comment by oldstersview | June 5, 2007

  16. Shame to see you go! Retirement is supposed to be fun though!!! Hope to keep seeing you around the nudge 😉


    Comment by Mike | June 6, 2007

  17. Thanks, Mike. I’ll still be around TechNudge off and on.

    Comment by oldstersview | June 6, 2007

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