Reunion Time

Its summer time, and for many people, that means family reunion time. My wife’s family had a reunion in Missouri last weekend. Most of her uncles and aunts, cousins and their spouses, young adults, teenagers and little kids were there. A couple of cousins had passed over the last 12 months. They seemed too young,…

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Isolation Kills

I recently ran across an excellent TED talk by Dan Buettner about longevity. You can watch the 20 minute talk or read a transcript Here! He claims that the capacity for life expectancy is about age 90 for most people, perhaps a bit longer for women. A very few have won a genetic lottery and have a…

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Social Contact Overview

Social media. Social networks. Social Security. “Social” seems to be everywhere, doesn’t it? For most of us, especially men, most of our social contact comes from work. Even if we don’t socialize with colleagues outside of work, we interact in staff meetings, communicate about projects, and talk about football or the Oscars with our co-workers. Most of…

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