Tag Archives: TIME GOES BY

Our love affair with life

The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. Where there is no risk, the

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How do you want to live?

It wasn’t like me not to, but I never questioned why I wanted to drive across the country by myself at age 74. My friends thought I was crazy. That the trip was a journey into my past wasn’t surprising,

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Dying, wonderful music and standing with Wisconsin’s demonstrators

I frequently struggle to think of a topic for this blog and today I decided I wouldn’t try to come up with one. Instead I’d do what many bloggers do and talk about a variety of topics briefly, but I

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Remembering is so complicated, how do we do it …. ?

I’m still reading Searching for Memory:The Brain, The Mind and The Past. It’s a long book and I may be at it for some time, but never fear. That doesn’t mean that every post will be about it, especially as

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The ways a writer – or at least this one – remembers

In her latest post, Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By cites the latest studies showing that the brain doesn’t necessarily deteriorate as we grow older. Over the last decade, there’s been increasing evidence that it’s not so much that we

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I still don’t like the word “retirement” – a reply to Ronni Bennett

The word “retirement” continues to bother me. It’s not what many of us, artists and other older people alike are doing, and it’s effect is limiting on others.

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Why would anyone want to “retire?”

Artists don’t “retire” – they just keep on working. Is retirement a healthy way to spend old age?

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Being stereotyped

Stereotypes vary, but the ones that belong to aging are as difficult to defeat as all the others.

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The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. – Maggie Kuhn

Yes, we weaken and we weary. But we also have new strengths.

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“I am not an old lady!”

Why am I -why are we – so eager to fight old age when many of us are likely to spend decades of our lives being old?

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