Archive: January, 2009


Another “Cheesy” Movie

I get a bit teased for liking “syrupy” movies. No doubt, many touch my heart. Last week I watched Sound of Music (for at least the 30th time) and tonight I watched Peter O’Toole and Sopia Loren in the move, “The Man of La Mancha.” I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!! Man of La Mancha is about […]


Thoughts About the Potential “Socio-Quake”

Futurists are talking about 2009 as a time for more change than people are bargaining for. Faith Popcorn writes about the “socio-quake” that is taking place resulting in the toppling of icons and changes about the way we believe and act. Part of me really hopes that she is right. The past twenty years have […]


Am I “IN” or am I “OUT”?

The newspapers and futurists web sites have been filled with the concept that the trend in 2009 will be to look like you are not living an extravagent lifestyle. As I was reading about this I got very excited, “Finally, my less than ostentatious life style is in vogue.” The authors were telling how when […]


Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]


    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]