Second-Half of Life Blog


The Older I Get…

  This song by Alan Jackson is an inspiring reminder that the values that make life rich and rewarding play a key role in the last phase of life by reminding all of us what matters most despite losses and…

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My Digital Footpath…

Below is a blessing from the Celtic mystic, John O’Donohue that I am offering to all you who follow my spiritual wanderings on this digital footpath.   Some of you I know and love.  Your presence and friendship are divine scaffolding…

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Swept Away: Pandemic Death in Nursing Homes

Medical science can explain the chain of vulnerability that led to waves of death that COVID 19 visited in nursing homes. Wrong place. Wrong time.  Luck is destiny.  But our hearts know a much different story.  Here’s mine. In my…

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Evidence-Based Inquiry Into Driving Skills

At some point, driving gets away from our aging parents.  It’s an insidious process that lulls older adults into a false sense of security that their driving skills are still adequate.   Adult children see a different picture of “unsafe driving”…

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The World Is Too Much With Us…

  The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay was te our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! These famous lines…

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