Stuff from 23 and me

Found another biological cousin. He says his father was named Marvin. Maybe Marvin and my biological father are brothers? "Enquiring" minds want to know! I have no information about any of my bio-father's siblings. The 23 and Me site has all kinds of interesting tidbits. They have a huge collection of data from customers who … Continue reading Stuff from 23 and me

Depressed again. Naturally! Pt. 5 What works for me.

There are positive things you can do, things that will make life better. Everybody has something in life that gives some joy. Even depressed people. One thing that does it for me is music. https://youtu.be/gr_eVcCAUXo Gimme the beat boys and free my soul. I wanna get lost in your rock and roll And drift away … Continue reading Depressed again. Naturally! Pt. 5 What works for me.

Making lives meaningful in old age

Otrazhenie

“The problem with medicine and the institutions it has spawned for the care of the sick and the old is not that they have had an incorrect view of what makes life significant. The problem is that they have had almost no view at all. Medicine’s focus is narrow. Medical professionals concentrate on repair of health, not sustenance of the soul… Making lives meaningful in old age … requires more imagination and invention than making them merely safe does.”

Atul Gawande

Old lady

“In 1991, in the tiny town of New Berlin, in upstate New York, a young physician named Bill Thomas performed and experiment. He didn’t really know what he was doing. He was thirty-one years old, less than two years out of family medicine residency, and he had just taken a new job as medical director of Case Memorial Nursing Home, a facility with eighty severely disabled elderly residents. About…

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