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8 months ago

Imagination

Royce Shook · Imagination is a wonderful skill to have, I believe that most of us have this skill. Having said that, I also believe that over time, many of us discount the importance of imagination in our lives. It was important when we were young and is just as important when we are retired. ...

11 months ago

Time keeps slipping into the future

Royce Shook · As I get older, the mysteries of the mind grow more interesting. One of the mysteries that puzzles me is how do we understand the passage of time. Some days’ time goes by so slowly (The Righteous Brothers)  yet on other days’ time keeps slipping into the future (Steve Miller Band ...

11 months ago

What’s a hypnic jerk?

Royce Shook · Did this ever happen to you, your mind begins to wander off, fading into the nightly oblivion and you start drifting off to sleep. Then… · You stumble, trip, fall. Your body jolts. Your leg kicks. Your heart pounds. Huh? What happened? Did you mistakenly fall asleep on a trapdoo ...

1 year ago

When love beckons to you, follow

Royce Shook · Humans fall in love, sometimes once, sometimes many times, and we feel different types of love, love for our partner, love for our children, our grandchildren, our friends and if we are lucky we learn to love our enemies. Love and Hate are two sides of the same coin, how we navig ...

1 year ago

The new normal and senior recreation centers

Royce Shook · I am President of an association that in part plays an advisory role to our Recreational Department in our city. Our city like many has closed its Recreational Centers to senior programs. This closure was done out an ambulance of caution. The issue for me is that the longer we ar ...

1 year ago

Accepting the enivitable

Royce Shook · Ronnie Bennet at Time Goes By has some interesting posts, and she had one a while back that was titled, “Being 97” in which a 97-year-old philosopher looks at his own death in an 18-minute video created by his grandson. In the video clip he says “So, I just go on existing until i ...

2 years ago

The Rise of Nymphobrainiacs.

Robert Cormack · Glasses on or off? · “For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words.” Isabel Allende · A woman wrote me a while ago, saying I didn’t know diddly about g-spots. She claimed my article “The Inconvenient Male G-Spot” spent too much time on men, and too little on women who have g-spots ...

2 years ago

Happy People Usually Earn More Money

Justin Shimoon · Don’t worry, be happy--a simple saying that can help anyone out of a bad mood. Remaining positive and being happy can lead to great things. Not only does it improve your emotional well-being, but it can also help you to better wealth. It has been found that happy people usually e ...

2 years ago

Move while you can

Royce Shook · The following is from the longevity · News Alert written by David A. Kekich. · Despite the fact that our bodies may be beginning to wear out as we age, there is still much we can do to slow the trend. · As part of a long-term study to determine how post-middle age changes in phys ...

2 years ago

Do you play billiards, perhaps you should?

Royce Shook · As part of my role on the Mayor’s council in my community, I act as a conduit between people who have concerns and city council. The Mayor and city council may not change their minds on issues the Mayor’s council brings forward, but the voters at least know they are being heard. ...

2 years ago

Did you ever skip school?

Royce Shook · I did once or twice when I was in high school and more than a few times at University. When I was teaching I had students who took the day off as I did. The issue was that when I took my time off and when my students took their time off, we did not accomplish anything. Maybe that ...

2 years ago

Bee-brained - Are insects ‘philosophical zombies’ with no inner life? Close attention to their behaviours and moods suggests otherwise

Nick Mlatchkov · Lars Chittka · is professor of sensory and behavioural ecology at Queen Mary, University of London, and has been a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (WIKO) in Berlin. His book The Mind of the Bee (2019) is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. · Catherine Wilson ...

3 years ago

What makes a great teacher?

Royce Shook · September and the return to class for students across North America. I started thinking about how important the men and women who are just entering a career that I spent 44 years doing. So here is some advice from someone who loves the profession and hopes that all students get g ...

3 years ago

Think back

Royce Shook · Think back to a happy time a really, really happy time in your life. Go back as far as it takes, to a time when you felt so light you thought you might float. · I have many of these times in my memory, each with a different focus. I am sure you have as well. Have you noticed · th ...

3 years ago

Think retirement is about relaxing...Think again

Royce Shook · For most of us, we hope that when we retire, we will find the time to relax, but that is really not true. My friends and I are very busy in our retirement and finding time to relax is still a problem. This may surprise many of you who are looking forward to your time to relax as ...

4 years ago

Spring forward, fall back!

Nick Mlatchkov · Friday, November 3, 2017, 11:38 AM - You know the drill: Spring forward, fall back. And the clocks are indeed about to fall back, bringing an end to Daylight Saving Time this coming weekend. · QUICK FACTS: · • Clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday November 5 · • Observe ...

4 years ago

Lack of Exercise might endanger your health

Royce Shook · As a senior, you may hear a lot about the benefits of exercise, especially for older Americans. The benefits range from keeping our joints active to improving our mood, there are lots of reasons for getting up and moving around each day. · For my cohort group, however, getting up ...

4 years ago

Walking your dog is good for you

Royce Shook · A new study has shown that walking a dog on a regular basis, boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter. · Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the study used data from the EPIC Norfolk cohort study, which is trackin ...

4 years ago

Staying alive

Royce Shook · Did you know that our life expectancy changes as you grow older? For example, according to statistics, if you are 65 years old, you will die in 17.19 years.  If you are 70 you will die in 14.1 years if you are a male and 16.3 years if you are a female. · Knowing your life expecta ...

4 years ago

Want your brain excited and engaged? Walk!

Royce Shook · The following is from the MNT Knowledge Center · I have always maintained that walking is good for us. A new study out of England confirms that walking is great for seniors. Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engage ...

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