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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Never Act Your Age! Dr. Ellen Langer, a Harvard University researcher, conducted a now famous study back in the late seventies. Using older men as subjects, she immersed them in an environment from twenty years earlier. Room trappings were from the fifties. Conversation about fifties-era topics was in the present tense. Recorded radio programs were fifties vintage. This immersion ...
  • The Parkinson’s Life (You Should Be So Lucky)   I know, I know it’s a counter intuitive title and for some it may be right off putting. But of recent I’ve been reminded again that within every cloud there is that sliver of a silver lining. Sheryl and I (Sheryl being my wife and partner in this Parkinson’s journey) had the opportunity recently to check ...
  • Road Trip : Painted Deserts Our website asks the question: Where Will American Art Take You? In response, we’ve put together an occasional series of artful road trips based on staff experiences and artworks in SAAM’s collection. There are always official set dates on the calendar that tell you a new season has begun, but for me, what really starts a ...
  • Exploring Life’s Purpose Michel Montaigne expressed that the great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.  We are the artists of our life and shape our experiences with our own brush.  When we find our unique mission, we know it with certainty from within.  We attain that which we came to do ...
  • Superficiality vs. Substance In the fall, the leaves of many trees will turn beautiful shades of red and yellow. However, the real substance of the tree is the trunk and roots. They remain while the leaves come and go. When we are younger, we frequently attempt to adopt a healthier lifestyle for non-health reasons. Vanity is perhaps the major ...
  • Remedial Social Skills? Recently, an HR director told me that her company is planning a “remedial social skills” course for some of its new employees. What exactly, I wondered, does that include? For starters, she said, how to decide when to text, when to send email, when to make a phone call, when to show up in person for a ...
  • 4th of July, All Day Long It’s Independence Day! Here’s hoping you’re at the beach, on your way to a parade, or gathered around a grill. Here are a few images to take you through the day that fuel our festive feelings or—we admit it—a little misty thinking about the American dream. A. Brockie Stevenson, Fourth of July, 1971 Nothing celebrates summer and the 4th of July quite ...
  • How to Lose Weight Eating More Food What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I titled as a nod to Dr. Dean Ornish’s smash bestseller. Fruit is low in calories, but it does have some. It isn’t calorie-free. So, if you add ...
  • Collaborating in Resolving Conflicts During  a radio program, the interviewer asked me, “How can we confront conflict collaboratively?” It is significantly useful to be ready and open, LISTENING to the points of view of others,  and making a continuing effort to understand their ideas and motives.  To support the possibility of understanding the other’s perspective, it is worth while to ...
  • The Gifts of Slow For several months, I’ve been going to my local YMCA in the early morning to exercise in their large swimming pool.  I used to go when they opened just after 5:00 AM but now that I’m in my mid-80’s, many of my usual activities have been starting at a considerably later time in the morning.  ...