Encore: Coleman is 3rd geriatrician in 5 years to win $500,000 MacArthur award
Popular culture favors youth. Celebrity favors youth. Many of today’s icons of the Boomer generation achieved fame before turning 25, certainly by 35. But unlike older generations, where many youth icons faded from superstardom after age 45, Boomer icons persist today, filling stadiums (Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Gene Simmons, and Bonnie Rait) and winning starring roles in movies (Richard Gere, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, and Sigourney Weaver, to name a few). The Boomer generation’s cultural hegemony is maintaining and even…
This comes as a reminder that all people, everywhere age: UN urges protection for elderly as world grays.
This viral story blew my mind — a young Sikh woman with facial hair who was mocked on the social news-bookmarking site Reddit saw the post and personally responded to the mockery in the most compassionate, enlightened way possible. Not only did she educate the douchebag (to use his own handle) who posted her photo on what it means to be a bold, self-assured and proud Sikh woman who embraces the sacredness of the body (Sikhs are bound not to cut their hair or alter their body), she provided an insight worthy of elderhood:
So, here is an interesting video of a guy who took a picture of himself everyday for twelve years. In about ten minutes you can watch a man pass through more than a decade of his life. What you see is his hair styles change, the rising prominence of his freckles, bags and wrinkles form under his eyes, a beard, and a few other things.
America’s obsession with speed, performance and “effectiveness,” which suited the Post War generation so well on its long journey through adulthood, grates on people who are edging into elderhood in ways not unlike the well-loved relative who has overstayed her welcome. The first impulse that many people have is to complain about how much faster […]
The adversarial nature of the markets works well for many things and I would not be able to communicate with you if it did not exist but there is more, much more.
The most important elements of caregiving, of love and community are rooted deep in the art of cooperation.
You must have heard about all this by now – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarkably candid statements about his disdain for half the U.S. population: On Monday, David Corn writing in Mother Jones released several clips from a recording…