Category: The End

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lullaby Time: Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

Nearly every newsletter on health, national newspapers columns on skin beauty, and talking TV heads emphatically stress the benefits of sleep. The 2013 International Bedroom Poll – National Sleep Foundation, is the first international sleep habits poll, http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/other-polls/2013-international-bedroom-poll , and it noted cultural differences among six countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany,…

Dad

Today is a day to remember fathers.  Not all are created equal and some did not choose to be fathers or stick around to finish the process.  Many have and will continue to be nurturing, supportive, and loving dads. My dad was not a perfect man.  He was a good man.  Born in 1911, he…

What If You or a Loved One Needs Care?

Many individuals in their ’40s and ’50s think planning for long-term living options will be necessary only in the far, far future.  In any case, just about everyone I talked with when I was younger assumed they would live in their own home with minimal care at whatever point the issue of independence became a problem. …