Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, 2010.
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Changing the Channel
My interest in, concern about, and desire to change aging means that I am auto-matically disqualified from appearing in any substantial way on the “Main Stream Media” broadcasting platforms. Aging and ratings do not, we are told, mix. Aging “turns people off.”
At the same time, every single morning, without exception, America wakes up one day older than it was the day before. This reality is increasingly understood by millions. Millions of people are asking questions, millions of people are looking in new places for the answers they need. A few thousands of those millions follow us here at ChangingAging.org. We are building the road as we travel. This “road” consists of a dense cluster of relationships among people who think about and care about this issue. Just look, for example, at the quality of the comments here. Smart people come here every day. They have ideas and they are going to change the world. These new communications technologies are making it happen. Thank you for joining us.
Cult of Adulthood
Safe Sex Olympics: Who gets the Gold?
I think there are several reasons for the difference between young and old in this area.
1) Incidence of venereal disease was lower when older people were younger.
Continue reading here.
BioMagnetism will Take Five Years Off Your Face
Am I the only one who finds it somewhat odd that the nice man who is telling us how to avoid aging learned all of these secrets from a Yogi who was a very old man when the picture on the wall was taken?
Apparently, the Yogi forgot to apply these secrets to himself!
The Walking Ballet
The wonderful Sheila Lehner, founder of Benevolent Ballet Fall Prevention, posted a thoughtful note in response to my critique. I’ve put her thoughts in block quotes and inserted my responses, in regular text, between them. It’s a little bit like a conversation and you can read it here.
ALIVE ‘N KICKIN’: RESPECTING ELDERS
Holly Whiteside adds to the conversation about ‘words’:
Click here to read Holly’s post. BTW, word on the web is Holly’s got a HOT new book coming out!
The Daily Dish had a nice little nuget a while back about happiness, a subject I’m sure most people have contemplated at least once.
“Whereas younger people are more likely to associate happiness with excitement, older people are more likely to associate happiness with feeling peaceful—a change driven by increasing feelings of connectedness (to others and to the present moment) as one ages.”
Caleb and I have been going crazy thinking about and researching electric bike components. Here’s a typical YouTube feature on the phenom:
Words? Stories? Pictures?
Dick Ambrosius is one smart guy. I’ve known him for a long time and he always has a sharp take on what is happening in the field of aging. His comment on the “elderly” issue is very insightful and deserves more attention. He writes:
Continue reading here.
The Science of Laundry
What People are Saying: The Green House Project on Facebook