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INTERESTING STUFF – 7 March 2015

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HOW TO SUGGEST ITEMS FOR INTERESTING STUFF A short reminder that when you send email suggesting an item for this Saturday list, you must include the web address of your blog if you want me to link to it. This...

Old and Forgetful

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Old people are widely accused of many things that aren't true, among them that we can't adapt to change, that we all suffer from depression, and we don't like sex anymore. All are wrong. But the one almost universal true...

Elder High Achievers: Inspiration or Reverse Ageism?

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The media keep us well supplied with tales of derring-do by high achieving elders. Former President George H.W. Bush skydives every five years, most recently on his 90th birthday. An 80-year-old Japanese man becomes the oldest to climb Mt. Everest....

Looking Like Your Mother (or Your Father)

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A friend – a male friend – once told me that the older he gets the stronger his physical resemblance to his mother becomes and he's not pleased with that. Their relationship was uncomfortable at best. I had never thought...

How Often Should Elders Bathe?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

In the kitchen one morning not long ago, I heard an exchange on television about how often people bathe, how often they ought to bathe, etc. I couldn't see the screen but I heard a lot “eew” responses from the...

Stirring Up Daily Life

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It is not clear that “binge watching” began when Netflix released all 13 episodes of the first season of House of Cards on the same day two years ago but it is, certainly, when it became a popular pastime. And...

'INTERESTING STUFF – 28 February 2015

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EDITORIAL NOTE As you know, on Monday through Friday, there is a link at the bottom of each TGB story to that day's story by readers at The Elder Storytelling Place. Last Monday, I neglected to set up the ESP...

Crabby Old Lady on Cutting the Cable Cord

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Four weeks ago, Crabby Old Lady told you about how she reduced her fixed expenses by cutting the cable TV cord after Giant Cable Company (hereinafter referred to as GCC) jacked up the monthly charge by 39 percent. She didn't...

10 Myths About Ageing

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When, in 1995, I began to research what ageing is all about, there were hardly any non-academic books about it (and so it remained until 2005 when the media caught on that the oldest baby boomers were turning 60 and...

Not Too Old for Another Surprise

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Remember yesterday's post when I quoted some notes from my blog journal? Perhaps you recall reading this one: ”Sometimes I am afraid that there will be no more wonderful surprises, that the future I have left will be no different...

Dear Diary: Some Notes on Ageing

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There is a handwritten journal I keep although, unlike the kind many others' have, the entries are undated. This latest edition is the third I have filled over 10 years (they are thick with many pages). It is my blog...

Oliver Sacks' Essential Essay on Dying

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On the Op-Ed page of The New York Times last week, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks announced his impending death from terminal cancer. True to his nature – or what I know of it from his 12 books and dozens of...

INTERESTING STUFF – 21 February 2015

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THE LADIES Two sisters in their 90s live and work together in their New York City apartment which doubles as their dressmaking shop. As explained at Aeon, "A lifetime ago in their native Hungary, Mimi was a renowned costumer, crafting...

In the Tenth Decade of Life

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When the renowned essayist – most often about sports, but other topics too – Roger Angell published “This Old Man: Life in the nineties” it became, deservedly, an instant classic. A couple of weeks ago, Tom Delmore emailed to remind...

Elders Recall Life Before Immunization

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

UPDATE 9AM: This is fantastic, all your stories collecting in the comments below - so many already at 9AM. Keep them coming. We can quote statistics all day long, but stories are powerful persuaders; they make a difference. See that...

Meditation for Elders

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

One of the unavoidable consequences of making it beyond age 60 or so is that varieties of diseases, conditions and age-induced injuries become more likely than when we were young. It is well established – though definitely not a guarantee...

Blogging is Dead, Long Live My Blog

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Every year or two, the internet announces that blogging is dead. Most recently this happened when long-time political blogger Andrew Sullivan announced in late January that he was hanging up his keyboard: “...although it has been the most rewarding experience...

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