2013-07-31 17.52.34 copy

Aging Delights

A repository for ruminations on our "last chapter" of life with its  attendant concerns about health (mental and physical), caretaking and legal issues,  and a look at this stage of supposed wisdom, humor,  and final explorations of whatever we always wanted to birth.



How Long?

Recently I discovered the thoughts of Katy Butler, author of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”. There is a New York Times review of her book by Abraham Verghese, professor and senior ­associate chairman for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University, who is the author of the novel “Cutting for Stone.” The book ponders the NeverNeverland of a not uncommon medical nightmare that kept her mother on sustained and exhausting caretaking duty in her late 70’s while her husband’s overall health declined as his…