Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Nov. 1 to Nov. 6, 2010.
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Picker Report on Aging
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THE GREEN HOUSE Project
Inside the Green House – Want To Take a Look?
Now you can and with Dr. Thomas and Robert Jenkens as your guides:
A Word that Can Explain Much
I was reading an article about global economics and came across the following sentence.
Bang. That really hit me. I am interested in this word because I find that all sides of the aging question are quick to employ shibboleths to support their favored views when what we really need is a stiff dose of careful and open minded thought. This effort lies at the heart of my work and this blog. Continue reading here.
As a fifty-year old I find that my mind is able to embrace a much higher degree of non-linear thinking. This is especially useful in writing fiction. Rick Moody reminds us of this enduring bit of wisdom:
Cult of Adulthood
Long Time Gone — Remarkable Historical Video of Woodstock Contains Powerful, Rarely Expressed Narrative
What I find most interesting is the way the youth culture aggressively deploys machines to despoil nature and advance their own (peculiar) desires. Take a few minutes and watch it until the end:
The Story Continues: Broken Bones, Broken Hearts — A Readers Difficult Parent Caregiving Journey
Thoughts? Comment here?
Mis-Managing Money — Dementia Edition: Béatrice de Géa, writing for The New York Times has an excellent article on the problem:
One little quibble. I know that the shorthand way of referring to dementia is to equate it with “memory loss.” A more accurate description would be that he was “losing the cognitive skills needed to manage money.” Continue reading here.
The CRON Diary: Pro-Aging vs. Anti-Aging