THE NEW FORTY Dazed and confused...
Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor's house. This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 11:15 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
As I age, I often hear warnings about the process of becoming old; today, I experienced a tangible act of that process. After arriving downstairs, I am often crowded by our... Posted on 1/12/13 at 8:50 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Life at a Funeral
Grandma's funeral was Wednesday.
When she was being lowered into the ground, I looked over and saw my three brothers and sister standing by. "Gosh", I thought. "This is really happening."
We five we... Posted on 11/16/12 at 11:01 AM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi... Posted on 10/24/12 at 10:00 AM
Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were of his grandfather's tales of killing Southerners in the Civil War.
There’s an old saying that age has its benefits. As I shuffle into older age, I’ve learned that senior status can get you 10 percent off your food bill when eating out. If you can swallow your pride and ask for it, the savings are there.
GF library helps users navigate popular social network site A computer class Thursday night at the Grand Forks Public Library attracted a small crowd of curious, graying patrons, but not all were prepared to join Facebook’s self-proclaimed effort to “make the world more open and connected.”
Once virtually nonexistent, the world’s population of centenarians is projected to reach nearly 6 million by midcentury. That’s pushing the median age toward 50 in many developed nations and challenging views of what it means to be old and middle-age.
LISBON, Portugal — A woman who lived to see five of her great-great grandchildren born and was believed to have been the world’s oldest person living, has died in northwest Portugal at age 115, officials said today.
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