I'm How Old?

Today, I turned thirty-nine.  It sounds very old when I say it, but only when I think about it in reference to myself.  Anyone else could be thirty-nine and I wouldn't think that was old at all.  A youngster yet....more

Aubrey de Grey on How We Can SLOW Aging & Physical Decay

In an effort to ignite regenerative medicine and transform the way we think about health and aging, Aubrey de Grey spends his time on airplanes between England and Silicon Valley, as well as to conferences and events where he can evangelize his message to those who help accelerate his mission. ...more

Passing the Baton in the Relay of Life

Do we ever really leave childhood too far behind? Sure, we enter into adulthood, but do we ever fully embrace it? I always think it’s sad that I associate fun moments, dipping my toes in the ocean or chasing bubbles, with being a child or embracing my inner kid. What about growing up suggests it’s all about responsibility and accountability?...more

The incident @ the bank

Yep. There are a few good things about being old.I went to the bank this morning to deposit checks for my kids’ allowances. I was wearing a brand new, fresh-outta-the-box turtleneck from LL Bean. It’s a pretty turquoise top my sister sent me for my birthday last week....more
Hahaha! I have done that before!more

3: Expectancy

Last night in my Personal Health Awareness class, we learned about death and dying. (I know, morbid much?) At one point, the teacher mentioned a site where you can take a test to predict your life expectancy.I don’t know why, but I expected to see something around the 80s or mayyyyyybe early 90s. But apparently I’m going to live to be 102 years old....more

the goddess walks with us

Joanna Lumley, patron saint of gushy loveliness, is doing a thing about Greece on the UK telly and through means that may be slightly illegal and I can't really go into publicly, we've been able to watch it along with multiple episodes of Come Dine With Me.   I practically exploded with envy when I saw her walking through the actual Parthenon with an archeologist because that's roped off to the likes of you and me.  In fact recently the whole rock...more

3 AM in the ER

My watch says 3 AM. But ER time is timeless time. The lights always on full bore. The always ignored monitor alarms calling out their ceaseless beep beep beeyoups, making sleep near impossible in this place where it is so desperately needed by all. The cots have thinned out by now, their former residents lost to beds upstairs or returned to the street beyond. Thankfully tonight's more than full share of screamers and moaners, the deeply pained and the ecstatically crazed have been among the dispatched. ...more

Scary Medicine

This was NOT the topic I had in mind for today, but I just had to rant. Of late I have been bothered with annoying back pain, which is all the more annoying since it prevents me from sitting down at my computer for long periods. But all of that is not as annoying as my doctor’s visit was last week....more
@Granny Nanny Because the endocrinologist was an idiot... lol I suppose I understand maybe ...more

A Very Short Blog About Osteoporosis and Brad Pitt

I just want to say that I like Brad Pitt. OH, and I also liked the post. *Smile!* ~Virginiamore


Sometimes out of tragedy we find our inner strength. We choose a path of strength and look forward. I don’t know of many who could do what this man has done. I, for one, am rooting for him to succeed.  Although Mr. Singh ran in his younger days he had taken a break for about 50 years. Yup. A long break in there. How old is he now? Mr. Fauja Singh is 100 years old. That in itself is a motivation to others. A century old, people.  He lost his wife and son and needed to find a new focus in his life. He turned back to running and at 88 he ran his first 20 kilometer race (32.18 miles) SERIOUSLY!!!...more