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On Aging: Part Three

This is the third in a series of blogs about aging. In the first two I encouraged so called aging people to acknowldge their age with pride and to keep their focus forward. Today I want to talk about the third way we can avoid being “old” by emulating youth: Keep learning. Think about children,

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On Aging: Part Two

This is the second installment of my thoughts and observations about aging. In the first, which I cleverly titled “On Aging: Part One,” I acknowledged that I am 73 years old, have survived all sorts of health problems and, although retired, stay very busy with a variety of activities. I suggested that the best way

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On Aging: Part One

As I write this I am 73 years old. I have survived three types of cancer, a heart attack, and a knee replacement. I am working as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I am currently appearing in a play at

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Happy Birthday to me

Published on November 26, 2013 by in News

It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday and I’m alone in my office. It’s my birthday and two days until Thanksgiving and I stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s my birthday and I won’t be celebrating this evening because I’m in rehearsal for Inspecting Carol at Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy . Life is good. We make adjustments.

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The Difference Between Failing and Being a Failure

I was living in Texas when O.A. Bum Phillips was the coach of the Houston Oilers. We were big fans. This week Bum Phillips died and I was reminded once again of how much we enjoyed his homespun wisdom. I googled Bum Phillips Quotes and ran across this bit of pure wisdom: “You fail all

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Using Improv to Teach Language

Published on October 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

I had a great time last night at Vida teaching the intermediate English as a second language class. Several weeks ago I discovered a book by Matthew McMillion on using improv to teach foreign languages. I have been using his concepts for some time, but had hesitated to use his suggestion of simply giving a

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Busy Fall

Published on October 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

It has been a long time since I updated my blog. Did you miss me? Well, here are a few things I’ve been up to lately: In late September I  provided a two day mediation and conflict resolution skills training to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Infant Toddler Program; Then, on October 3,  it

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Live and Learn

Published on May 17, 2013 by in Words of Wisdom

Ah life’s little adventures. Three weeks ago, on May 8, I gave in to a childhood dream and traded my little pickup for a bright yellow 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible. Someone suggested it must be a midlife crisis. Ha! If this is a midlife crisis, I’m going to live to be 140 something. No it’s

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Makes me laugh

Published on May 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

There is no end to the number of links one gets on Face Book, and I rarely click on them and even more rarely pass them on. This one, however is different. I don’t know why it strikes me so funny, but it does. Perhaps it’s in the telling, or perhaps it’s the joke itself,

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Emotional Intelligence

Published on April 29, 2013 by in Uncategorized

For decades we have known that mere intelligence isn’t enough to assure success in life. You probably know someone who, while obviously very bright, is not successful. In 1995 Daniel Goleman introduced the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to explain why people of rather ordinary intelligence often out perform their “smarter” colleagues. He suggested that

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