Joseph Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab, is frustrated at American business. [Read more…]
A long time ago, in high school, I memorized part of the poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In 1842, Tennyson imagined the mythical king suffering a kind of midlife crisis. I was a teenager. I didn’t know anything about midlife (and didn’t care), but I couldn’t get the poem out of my mind. [Read more…]
As I sit writing in the pre-dawn, a blessing arrives: the sound of raindrops on my patio roof. I’m struck by inspiration: how beautiful it would be to feel the drops on my skin. I set my notebook aside and open the front door, but there’s a problem.
“I’m so old I remember/Where I was when I heard/the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor…” [Read more…]
I just read a great article about Dr. Bill Thomas, who’s bringing so much energy to the debate on how to age well in the 21st century. [Read more…]
When you think of fairy tales, you think of children, and for the most part, that’s the intended audience. But did you know that some tales were written for older people? [Read more…]