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Some memorable roles and oh, that presence!

A few weeks ago Robin Williams tragically took his life.  There was an immediate shockwave and outpouring of grief from an adoring public, who felt they had lost someone very familiar,  from Mork,  the lovable ork to a staggering array of characters that have become ensconced in the common imagination like Adrian Cronauer in Good [&hellip

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Hospice Care

I have a quite personal reason for posting this today. Last week, on Sunday, 8 days ago, my mother went into an inpatient hospice care, after being at my sister’s house on outpatient, on location care for just about 3 days. Alive Hospice in Nashville began giving her pain medication upon her arrival, and she [&hellip

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Caring for aging/sick parents

A lot of us in this stage of life (55-70), especially in the 50′s age decade,  have parents that are 80′s or 90′s.  My Dad died at 79 suddenly at Christmas in 2011,  and my Mom just turned 80.  Having had breast cancer surgery and chemo 12 years ago,  for 11 years after that she [&hellip

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Ebooks Coming of Age; Older Audience Adoption Increase

The sales of ebook readers AND ebooks over the last 2 years is further indication that ebooks sales, readers and books, is slowing,  NOT decreasing,  just slowing.  But this is inevitable as we move closer to “saturation”;  the adoption of ebooks as a habitual way of reading books went through a monstrous growth after the [&hellip

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Why Twitter for Seniors?

Some of you might ask: Why does Sciddy see the need to “Tweet”?  Isn’t Twitter mostly young people texting meaningless details abut their lives?  Actually,  no.  Although there is doutless some of that to be found on Twitter,  if you use Twitter you only see the Tweets of those who you follow on Twitter (and [&hellip

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