Talking Points

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Working for the ManA FEW DAYS AGO, I WAS TALKING WITH MY SON about some of the first jobs I had as a young guy. My first real job was as a bag boy at our local IGA…
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Things We Have Now That We Didn’t Have ThenWE’RE ALL GETTING OLDER, and with age comes some unpleasant things like pain and loss. But we also have things we enjoy now that we didn’t have …
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Time is FleetingTHERE ARE SOME YOUNGER PEOPLE who enjoy reading Curious Elder. So today, I’m doing something different. I’m posing a question to the older reade…
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Fido Delivers Healthy BenefitsI’M A PET PERSON, ARE YOU? There’s been a dog (sometimes a cat) in my home for most of my life. Caring for a pet has many health benefits for ol…
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And Yet We Survived!I OFTEN THINK BACK TO THE CRAZY THINGS we used to do as kids--there were so many! Some of our idiotic stunts could have killed us but didn’t, an…
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How Important is Being Remembered?A YOUNG PERSON ONCE ASKED ME, do you write so that you can leave something behind and others will remember you? At the time, I answered no; I wr…
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Making Authentic ConnectionsAS THE YEARS TICK BY PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES and go out of our lives. But social connections are vital to our cognitive health and longevity;…
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