Tag: old age

Self defence kicks in

I began a never-ending literature review I read and I studied and the news kept coming and the books piled up and the waters got muddied you wouldn’t believe the research out there. For decades now the ageing horde has been a coming thing looming and glooming and secretly booming and while I’d been dreaming […]

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Three score years and ten

That’s enough said Celia our mother. The Bible says that three score years and ten is our fair share of life, our span. Always pick your quotes with care and share with care, and that’s the one she chose to share with me. “Don’t let me be a burden, she said I cannot will not […]

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Game plan for the coming decades

In which a very short poem posits a change of attitude that could triple the sunshine in our later years. relish the pleasurable tweak the controllable accept the unfathomable and face the inevitable Rachel McAlpine Image from “Prodigiorvm ac ostentorvm chronicon […]” (1557)  Lykosthenes, Konrad; Kandel, David, and Manuel, Hans Rudolf

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Unloading the larynx: not for sissies

It’s boot camp year. I don’t say no to anything that could help me achieve my prep-for-old-age goals. I’m on stage three of working on my voice. So, off I went to Peter Chum, specialist voice-and-breathing physiotherapist for performers. I do perform (in more ways than one) and I want to give every performance my best whether singing […]

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