When we hear about elderly people, it’s far too often in the context of frailty: health conditions (especially high susceptibility to COVID-19 these days), declining cognitive functions, chronic pain, and/or loneliness. Less emphasized yet also prevalent among older individuals — sometimes to a much greater extent than in the young — are vast reserves ofContinue reading “#StationerySundays (8/2/20) – Older and Wiser”
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Happy International Friendship Day!
In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Friendship — which falls on July 30 each year — in the spirit of strengthening trust, finding common ground, and mitigating conflict. Per the U.N. website, this special day is based on the idea that “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals canContinue reading “Happy International Friendship Day!”
Arts and Letters…and Quarantine
This year has been exceptionally tough for humanity, and it’s only July. COVID-19 has been infecting and killing people around the world at alarming rates, and healthcare systems are exceeding their capacity. Entire segments of the business and nonprofit world are imploding, and unemployment is through the roof. Schooling is upended. The deep fault linesContinue reading “Arts and Letters…and Quarantine”