Last Week’s Links

Last Week's Links

They Took a Chance on Collaborative Living. They Lost Everything.

“A group that sought to create Connecticut’s first experiment in collaborative living fell short. Some of the investors lost their life savings.”

Category: Housing

What’s the difference between ‘pandemic’ and ‘endemic’?

This important difference may be the “new normal” we’re heading for.

Category: Health

Dick Van Dyke Proves Age Is Just a Number As He Dances with Wife Arlene Silver for Valentine’s Day

96-year-old Dick Van Dyke and his 46-year-old wife Arlene Silver celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.

Category: Aging

In Twilight of Life, Civil Rights Activists Feel ‘Urgency to Tell Our History’

“Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s. With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.”

Categories: Aging, History

The Trouble with Immortality

“Stories about immortality are present in many cultures throughout time. How cultures perceive immortality—as a blessing or a curse—can differ widely.”

Categories: Aging, Health

Gary Brooker, Singer for Procol Harum, Dies at 76

Gary Brooker, the singer and pianist of the early progressive rock group Procol Harum, who co-wrote songs including “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” the improbable but overpowering hit during the 1967 Summer of Love, died on Saturday at his home in Surrey, England. He was 76.

Category: History

I Admit it. I’m Retired and Have Started to Feel Irrelevant

“The challenging search to find a sense of purpose.”

“Now there is a vast emptiness where my relevance used to live,” writes Ann Brenoff about the end of her 40-year career as a journalist. 

She explains that most planning for retirement focuses on the dual topics of health and wealth, “and very little thought is given to the emotional adjustment required when we step off the playing field and move to the sidelines.”

Categories: Aging, Retirement, Work

© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown

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