I used to have a “Grin and Bear It” cartoon from the early ‘70s: .A laid-back college student (beard, army jacket, sandals) is in a guidance counselor’s office. The counselor is asking him, “So want do you want to be … besides a ‘renaissance man’?.It used to be English Lit, Psychology, and Political Science were the throw-away degrees, a waste of Daddy’s money. I gather that “poli-sci” is on the upswing now, with politics-as- business the current trend. Everything comes in cycles. .Maybe “geriatric health service worker” is the coming hot field. Elder care centers are popping up all over. It’s like an analogy to natural processes: The litter on the forest floor decays and provides nourishment for the future generations of plants and animals..We Baby Boomers thought we would live a long time, and we are – just not with the panache we imagined. Will we become a social stratum of struldbrugs?.Not exactly a ray of sunshine today, am I?