Baby Boomers challenge the myths about growing old

Posted on June 17th, 2021
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The term ageism, coined in 1968 by psychiatrist and pioneering gerontologist, Dr. Robert N. Butler, refers to prejudice against the elderly. “Ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness…a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, and fear of powerlessness, uselessness, and death,” Dr. Butler said. What particularly exasperated Dr. Butler was the reality that chronological […]

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Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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Why Audiences Love Jimmy Stewart

Posted on June 4th, 2021
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  Over his sixty-year acting career, two-time Academy Award winner James Stewart was never one to back away from a risky role.  A surprising number of the parts he played were fragile, disillusioned figures, given to very dark moments.   Biographer Donald Dewey said that Stewart, when considering a script, was first interested in his character’s […]

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Interview with Dr. Streit-Horn on After Death Communication

Posted on May 28th, 2021
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After Death Communication (ADC) is the clinical term for seeing, hearing, or feeling the presence of a deceased person.  The event is spontaneous and, in terms of the laws of physics, unexplainable.  It is estimated that 20 to 30% of the population has had an ADC occurrence during their lives. In her book, Surviving Death, Leslie […]

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Tribute to James Agee

Posted on May 27th, 2021
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Remembering James Agee

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