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Blog Post Archive

His Turn to be Young

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Like yesterday, I need some free time to meet some other obligations. There are all kinds of ways to fill this spot when that happens, posts that don't take much effort. The easiest: I could leave it blank but that...

ELDER POETRY INTERLUDE: Old Folks Laugh

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Maya Angelou, who died earlier this year at age 86, seems to have been beloved by all. She was a wise woman - wise, I think, even as a young-ish woman. There are a couple of things she said somewhere...

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

”There’s no shame in spending an afternoon on a park bench reading a novel, or watching the children play. It is expected of the elderly, even when they are in good health...But idleness is only satisfying for a while; repose...

Have You Had Your Best Jump Yet?

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I don't mean to go all Pollyana on you. If you've been hanging out here awhile, you know that although I am fascinated with the many aspects of growing old – both personally and in general – I am deeply...

The Best is Yet to Come

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When we are in high school and college, most of us are eager to get on with “real life.” Whether our hopes are modest or grandiose, we anticipate, even daydream about the mark we are going to make on the...

INTERESTING STUFF – 2 August 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

JUSTICE GINSBERG ON HER HOBBY LOBBY DISSENT The three female Supreme Court justices were unanimous in their minority dissent on the Hobby Lobby, contraceptive decision. Here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg discusses the “blistering” objection she wrote and also declares she...

Reasons Growing Old is Good

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

You might have noticed that from time to time here, I write about liking old age. I perfectly well know that, as the old song goes, “my days dwindle down to a precious few” but that doesn't get in the...

What Makes a Good Retirement?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There is a lot of retirement advice - really a lot. Key that phrase - retirement advice - into Google and you get 350 million returns. That's the exact number – 350,000,000 - meaning there is whole lot more but...

No, Humans are NOT Living Longer than in the Past

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Hardly a day goes when when I don't read that we humans are living longer than ever before. By many years. “...old age now mostly means we have more years on the clock than did our forbearers. A lot more.”...

2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees' Reports

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On Monday, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees released their annual report. Since it is 283 pages long, I'll give you the highlights as transmitted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) Media Center and NBC News. MEDICARE...

Crabby Old Lady on Youthful Stupidity

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

[EDITORIAL NOTE: Over the weekend, I played hooky a bit from the work I should have been doing to spend time lost in a couple of books. One of them, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes was a...

INTERESTING STUFF – 26 July 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

MONTY PYTHON FAREWELL CONCERT Several readers send this video of the final concert from the remaining members of British Monty Python comedy group. This video is the final song on the final night of the final 10-night stand in Londo...

Growing Old with Trees

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Tom Delmore, a poet himself, sends me poems by others from time to time. Two that have been waiting longer than they should to be posted here are about trees and and the men who spent a lifetime knowing them....

Not Like Them – Those Other Old People

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Hardly a week goes by that I do not receive a press release or reader email alerting me to a photography exhibit of elders. So much so that it is hard not to conclude that it is becoming a growth...

Are Elders REALLY More Susceptible to Scams and Fraud?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Every year or two, I write a blog post about scams, swindles and frauds that are likely to be perpetrated upon elders, along with some information on how to avoid them. Conventional wisdom in the reporting about elders and fraud,...

Welsh Declaration of Rights for Old People

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week, Wales became the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of Rights for Older People. Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas said, “The number of older people in Wales is growing and there is no...

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