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.

A slight change of plans.

Upon investigation, none of the venues in the Fringe festival I've seen so far offer any chance of breaking even. One venue, for example, calculated the total cost at $2500. That only offered one showing in "prime time" which is 8 pm on a weekend. Some showings might be on weekday afternoons or late at … Continue reading A slight change of plans.

Freaking busy!

My life has descended into madness. I am normally a slow methodical guy. One thing at a time, do the best I can, then another thing. Or maybe nothing at all should I feel lazy. My life has shifted into a higher gear. I haven't been hiking like I want to. I haven't been blogging … Continue reading Freaking busy!

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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Struggle

In ancient Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to push a rock up a hill and watch it fall again for all eternity. It is intended as an analogy to the life of a man who goes out every day and works so he can survive. Every day he works and yet he changes nothing of … Continue reading Struggle