January 2016 archive

Jan 31

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 5

In Brief—Musings on dementia and what the author sees and thinks on his forays down the corridor. ——————————————————————————————————————– A Death Before Dying— Fritz is an expert on Civil War history having won several awards for his books on the subject. At 67 and still in fine physical shape, he doesn’t give much thought to forgetting …

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Jan 24

Human Nature and the Voter

In Brief—An examination of the way flawed human nature affects how most voters react and vote. ———————————————————————————————————————– Never Underestimate Human Stupidity (Albert Einstein)— Did you ever notice in one of those nature films how a massive shimmering school of fish will suddenly change direction and move in the opposite direction? That’s much like humans react. …

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Jan 17

Weddings and Such

In Brief—Musings on the author’s wedding…and a little advice. ———————————————————————————————————————- Love Blossoms Unexpectedly— It was a beautiful day in late spring, but aren’t all wedding days beautiful! We gathered on our front lawn, a light Southern California breeze carrying the scents of the ocean and the flowers that abounded. A few friends, a rambunctious child, …

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Jan 10

Steak and Chops or Vegetarianism

In Brief—Healthful and tasty vegetarian meals give us energy while they simultaneously preserve the habitability of the planet, save sentient animals and prolong human lives. ———————————————————————————————————————— Healthful Eating Can Save Lives…and Earth— Imagine a chessboard seen from above, the white squares representing ecologically diverse tropical forest and the black squares representing land denuded of trees, …

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Jan 03

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 4

In Brief—Musings about what the author remembers, what he sees and experiences and what is found in the scrapbook. ————————————————————————————————————————- “Destinations” and an Unknown Future— My daily exercise walks down the corridor stirred me to think about what I have written and experienced since arriving at the Old Folks’ Home. It stirred me to remember …

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