Monthly Archives: October 2015

Politics: Can We Talk?

“Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day. Civility, respect, kindness, character.” by Dave Riley RECENTLY GREG SARGENT of the Washington Post penned the following: Hillary Clinton’s […]

When We Were Kids: My First Employer

Once I said to Joe, who questioned some work I had done, “I think it’s good enough.” Joe, with a withering glare I shall never forget, replied, “Good enough, isn’t.” by Dave Riley Kids’ activities don’t run on autopilot. There have to be adults who coach and manage and make sure that stuff gets organized. […]

Aging: Those Who Would Live Forever

By Dave Riley “[Researchers] administered telomerase to a group of mice suffering from age-related degeneration. The result? The damage went away. The mice didn’t just get better; they got younger.” ROBERT ETTINGER DIED FOUR YEARS AGO at age 92. He hadn’t intended to. He spent his entire professional life looking forward to living forever. Sort […]

Aging: ‘Ninety Percent of Things That People Worry About Never Happen’

‘By now I was in full-panic mode. And I was hundreds of miles out to sea and helpless to do anything about the situation — except worry, which I began doing nonstop.’ By Dave Riley WORRY, SAYS AN OLD SWEDISH PROVERB, often gives a small thing a big shadow. I first heard that a long […]