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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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What’s Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Recently our family watched via Amazon (Free with Prime)  a movie from 25 years ago that became one of my favorite renditions of the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol”.  It was “An American Christmas Carol” starring Henry Winkler (and a few other 70′s stars) and was set in Depression era America.  I think it was [&hellip

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Age of Context

A new book just out,  “Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy” is full of key insights about how “wearable computing” and a sensor laden world of objects is going to,  and IS,  changing the world in which we interact (or rather,  the way we experience that world.)  While many “older [&hellip

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The Empty Place in the Gathering

With Christmas and family gatherings coming up next week, many of us over 55 are losing parents, and experiencing the holidays as a flood of emotions. There is an empty place where we are accustomed to seeing a father sit, or a mother’s voice. This year, in the past few days we’ve also become aware [&hellip

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