Older and Wiser… and Happier

From the Los Angeles Times: “In a recent survey… researchers report that people in their 20s were the most stressed out and depressed, while those in their 90s were the most content.” … and “The older people were, the happier they felt… People who were in older life were happier, more satisfied, less depressed, had […]

What’s the Difference?

“I’m sorry, but if you don’t have a prescription I’m not able to sell you medical marijuana.” “OK, I’ll have some recreational marijuana, please.” “Of course. Will that be cash or card?”   Reminds me of a business trip several years ago. Arriving on a late-night flight into a southern California resort town I took […]

The Mayor of 42nd Avenue

Most days he would step inside the front door of our office on Northeast 42nd Avenue to declare, with a loud and dissonant voice, that it was going to rain that day; or announce something that was – or maybe wasn’t – happening up the street. He would then abruptly turn and leave to share […]

Didn’t See That Comin’

      This… “In 2011, the state Legislature cut Texas’ family planning and women’s health program, which provide care and routine screenings for low-income women. Lawmakers slashed its budget by two-thirds—and kicked out women’s health providers that also provide abortions.” Then this… “Within a two-year period between 2010 and 2012, the rate of pregnant […]

The Whitest City in America

Portland, where I grew up, and where I will soon return, has lately been in the news as the “Whitest City in America.” It’s also one of the most rapidly gentrifying. OregonLive, aka the Oregonian, recently reported on how minority communities are doing. 00

Smartphone Apps for Safe Travels

I’m glad to have been a teenager in the time before cell phones and GPS tracking allowed parents to always know where their kids were. And as a parent of now-grown daughters, well, if you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question. Here are some useful smartphone apps, and not just for […]