He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone.
Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Middle Age - later than you think and sooner than you expect.
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.