January 1, 2023
On New Years Eve, I talked with three people in two different western states about problems they were facing.
One woman had taken chemo in the summer to treat two dangerous tumors. She told me the tumors had shrunk, which was good news, but that the oncologist had said this could change at any time. … More “A time of fear and a time of hope – the starting of 2023.”
July 26, 2022
I picked up a book in Costco called Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta, who is a brain surgeon. Written in 2021, the book is about brain functioning and how to improve it and even delay dementia.
I’ve seen Dr Sanjay on CNN and he strikes me as a careful, reasonable doctor and advisor.
March 11, 2022
Dancing. Susan and Gary Kellogg manage a dance on two Saturday evenings each month in Albuquerque. Susan told us that dancing is not only good for the body, it’s also good for the brain.Natural blue-gray druzy crystals sparkle in sunlight.
Hiking. I have hiked since I was 12 years old in Australia. My step-daughter … More “The brain-changing benefits of exercise”
August 1, 2015
Mario Capecchi, a true inspiration! Also in this issue (hit any slide to enlarge it, then back-arrow to return to blog): • What is the Gray Nomad’s Blog For? • Eight Below: A Dog-Lover’s Movie • Alzheimer’s Research • New Quest to Contact Aliens
The inspiration title is from the story of a Nobel prizewinner…..one … More “What an Inspiration! Mario Capecchi.”
June 28, 2013
Every close relationship (eg, romantic; marriage; boss and employee; parent and child) can be described by a positive circle and a negative circle. If the positive circle is larger, the relationship tends to succeed, and vice versa. The success of a relationship can depend on which circle we emphasize. If we emphasize the positive, that … More “Gloomy Thinking is Contagious, and can Lead to Depression and to Dementia”