Something anyone can do

Even before I turned seventy I was thinking about how to live my best life, whether I might live a long, fruitful life, and whether I had any control over the matter. It was with these concerns that I picked up the book The Art of Aging by Dr. Sherwin Nulland, author of an earlierContinue reading “Something anyone can do”

Beware of Bambi

The anti-vaxxers of 2021 aren’t the first ones to spread misinformation to undermine public health. Vaccine hesitancy has existed in some form or another for nearly 200 years writes Tara Haelle, science journalist writing in “The New York Times” (Sept 2, 2021). Just twenty years ago anti-vaxxers contributed to stopping the use of a FDA-approvedContinue reading “Beware of Bambi”

Not intelligent right now

Oh somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light. And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout: but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. The last stanza of the famous “Casey at the Bat” poem isContinue reading “Not intelligent right now”

Saving ourselves from ourselves

When born in 1952, how was I to know that in a country I never heard of thousands of miles away there was a vicious war going on? The tanks and soldiers I played with were just make-believe. For me, reality was my play world, not the world blowing itself up outside of it. IContinue reading “Saving ourselves from ourselves”

The millionaire next door

With all the CO 2 spewing into the atmosphere and extreme weather events in California, Louisiana and the MidWest, we’ve heard a lot about “sustainability”. Sustainability has to do with avoiding the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance; it’s about environmentally conscious living. Sustainability courses and degrees in environmental conservation,Continue reading “The millionaire next door”