Immunity is like freedom, it can be cultivated just for the benefit of the individual, but has a lot more value when it is developed for the well being of all.
The deterioration-decline meme that defines aging in our culture originates in a narrow perception of the lifespan that is blind to the priceless assets we accrue as we add years to our lives.
I am getting older and the older version of me really is demonstrably better than the younger version of me. How is this possible?
You may think or hope I’m joking, but nope we’re talking about tree rings today. So, before you click away I encourage you to read just a few paragraphs more. For those of you who may not know these rings are how we measure a trees age.
When people hit major milestones in their age they should celebrate it with fun and exuberance rather than dismay.
Ageism is defined as prejudice or discrimination against people based on age. In reality, we have not moved far in overcoming ageism since the term was coined in the 60s.
Most readers know that I endorse a developmental perspective on age and aging. Here are a few of the data points that led me to hold that position.
Hot Koko is the “band” Jude and I formed when we started to learn playing music a couple of years ago. A band— with two people? Really? Why? Here is why… It is fun. Music, for us, is about play, it is about imagination it is about bringing new sounds and feelings and ideas into […]
The funny thing about music is that one note follows another. That note might go up, it might go down, it might stay the same but basically— one note after another. Simple things are, I think, the most difficult to master. I remember the years I was studying Organic Chemistry and Calculus. These subjects […]