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…
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…
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…
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…
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;…
Emotional IntelligencePsychologist Daniel Goleman wrote the book Emotional Intelligence in 1995. Its subject matter has become an essential barometer for hiring peopl…
Would You Consider a Big Move?I COULD BE A DIGITAL NOMAD without too much coaxing. My wife and I have moved numerous times, including to five different states. We’ve been in …
Who's in Your Social Circles? AT CHRISTMAS TIME, MY WIFE AND I had some friends over for drinks around our fire pit in the backyard. Listening to the fire crackle and sipping…
We Now Have Space for CuriosityI’VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT CURIOSITY LATELY. Curiosity was the nuts and bolts of life when we were children. It’s was the fuel for learning …
Gathering Personal InsightLet’s discuss … Self-reflection. On my Welcome page, I mentioned that we are a tribe rich in experience, proud of our accomplishments, yet wanti…
Egotism vs Common Sense Today’s topic … Age-related adjustments. No one likes to admit that they can no longer do certain things because of age, but it’s important not …
Music is Often Called the Universal LanguageToday’s topic … I’ve loved music my whole life. It started with Mom and Dad’s Frank Sinatra albums, then to the early Beatles, and onward to inc…