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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • India, Elephants and Parkinson’s When the trip was first announced I came home and immediately said to my wife, Sheryl, ‘I want to go on this trip’. The trip was to India. It was a service trip where individuals from our church were invited by churches in India to assist them in their work. Their work consisted of establishing ...
  • DNR Tattoos Who would get a tattoo on their chest saying, “Do Not Resuscitate” or “No CPR”? Apparently, a lot of people and it’s creating controversy in the medical world. Bio-Ethicist Tom Tomlinson argues that DNR tattoos have benefits. They don’t get lost; they go wherever you go. That’s unlike written advance directives, which are seldom in the ...
  • What I Learned Spreading Garden Mulch… Last spring, I spent hours preparing my flower and ornamental grass beds and then spreading mulch. It wasn’t work I was used to. But, I resolved to be mindful about it rather than complain and think about what I’d do once it was done. Along the way, something happened, I became aware of the sweet ...
  • Musical Moments August 25th, 2018,  marked the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  To me, he was a miraculous comet that traveled this universe and gave untold pleasure to millions.  A superb Conductor, a marvelous pianist, and an exciting composer, all in 72 years on this planet. My wife and I were driving back from shopping when we heard ...
  • Focus is Manifestation – Part 2 Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.”  (For antecedents on this topic, please see my previous article Focus is Manifestation – Part 1 .) Uncertainty Today I would like to share some of ...
  • Re-Think Your Legacy Everyone has a reason for living. Finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Some people have found their purpose early, while others are still looking, though they carry it within them. Having a clear sense of purpose – the place where gifts, passions, and values intersect – means that each day is ...
  • Accepting Limits “I will not be defined by Parkinson’s.” I have heard and used some form of this statement more times than I can recall over the past seven years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. While I understand the feeling behind the statement, I’m still left with a bit of unease and a sense that it’s not ...
  • Sleep Is Non-Negotiable! Did you know that an estimated 40% of the people in the US alone are not getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep has been linked to a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, poor memory, Type 2 diabetes and unnaturally speeding up the aging process. It is also a major cause of ...
  • Thoughts on Aging from The Maestro I have thoughts on aging that I would like to share with you. Having reached the age of 84 this July, I believe I have some insights into the aging process.  Oh, if there was only a smile button I could push now!!! We all are aware of the benefits of mind and body.  You have ...
  • Focus is Manifestation – Part 1 Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.” I believe everything comes to us for a reason.  It is strange how things and events are linked to each other, leading us along without ...