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Rewind the Week – 13 June 2014

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Announcement Unrelated to Rewind: If you change your email address, please do not ask me to change your subscription to the new address. You subscribed on your own and you will need change your subscription on your own. It's not...

Burial Arrangements

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Long before her death, my mother had prepaid a company for both her cremation and burial at sea. (You can read about that burial here. Before my mother's last illness and death, I'd never thought about making one's own burial...

Summer Heat Help

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(Australians and other TGB readers below the equator can skip today's post or save it for next November.) It's starting to warm up here in Oregon. Nothing unbearable yet but it reminds me that it's time for the annual TGB...

Elder Online Dating

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Last week, The Atlantic reported on a projected new web service called called Stitch which is, according to the reporter, like Tinder for old people - “an online community designed to help senior citizens find each other.” The Australian owner...

Two D-Day Octogenarians

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Actually, they are nearly nonagenarians. Both men are 89 and they made big news for themselves on D-Day last week. Jock Hutton was among the first wave of Allied troops who parachuted into Normandy in 1994. He repeated the jump...

INTERESTING STUFF – 7 June 2014

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PHOTOS OF D-DAY THEN AND NOW Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France. The Guardian this week published an extraordinary collection of then-and-now photos taken on or the that day. Here are the pair of photos...

Rewind the Week – 6 June 2014

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Compared to many blogs, TGB has a consistently compelling comment section. In addition, I needed to carve out time away from the the computer so I've invented Rewind the Week, a weekly (or so) compendium of some of the provocative,....

Finding Purpose in Old Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Yesterday Paula Span, who contributes to the New Old Age blog at The New York Times, reported on some recent studies about the benefits of having a purpose in late life. Although not definitive, the research discoveries about purpose (or...

Time Flies When You're Growing Old

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It may be the most common lament among old people and if not, it's certainly up there in the top five: that time keeps speeding up with each passing year. The writer of a book about time perception I've been...

Crabby Old Lady and Intimations of Email's Death

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Crabby Old Lady has been reading it for several years: that she is hopelessly out of touch to prefer email to social media, texting, etc. and she will soon be out of luck anyway because email is dead - it...

Reasons to Exercise Now, Not Later

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It was early on Sunday morning, 7AM or so. Having just finished my 45-minute, at-home, exercise routine, I was perusing The New York Times with my second cup of coffee. In the Review section was an essay about the contributor's...

INTERESTING STUFF – 31 May 2014

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OLD PEOPLE CAN BE SO UNEXPECTEDLY COOL SOMETIMES This elder Italian joins some kids in a game of street soccer and shows some serious moves. Take a look: Huffpost has a some more information. U.S. LEADS THE WORLD IN OBESITY...

Rewind the Week – 30 May 2014

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Yesterday I gave you an update on the development of Three Rivers Village. Working on that project is taking more of my time now and the need is growing. With that, I have been struggling to figure out how to...

Three Rivers Village Update - May 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

In every survey ever done, a consistent 90 percent or so of respondents say they want to live in their own homes until they die. This is fortunate because as I have mentioned in the past, there are not enough...

“Not One More”

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This blog is about aging and for the ten years of its existence, every post has been related to some aspect of being old even if, sometimes, the connection is tenuous. But that is rare. Today I am making the...

TGB Reader Preferences of Names for Old People

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last Thursday, we held a poll to see what generic (usually media) names and synonyms for old people we prefer and which ones we dislike. First, my apologies to anyone who could not participate for technical reasons. It is the...

Memorial Day 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This is a good day for a bit of discussion about the recent media attention to the problems of health care at the U.S. Veterans Administration. Last February, Senate Republicans blocked important legislation from Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont:...

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