Category Archives: Lighter Side of Life

Humor

Jessica Loves Her Life

This adorable video strikes home! (Apologies if you already saw it, but, I have seen it several times and still find it inspirational.) My wife and I often repeat, hopefully, with as much enthusiasm as Jessica, the things we love … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

Finally, medical science is beginning to look at how happiness affects our ability to stay healthy, heal and age.   I was listening to the YouTube video of the First Annual Healthy and Active Aging Conference at UCSD, October 2012.  … Continue reading

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Optimism Rewires Our Brain

This link is to a review of “Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain” by the psychologist and neuroscientist Elaine Fox. The review (by Deborah Kotz) is short and the information is good. She makes “Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain” a promising read. And … Continue reading

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Grief Recess

Grieving is a long process. No one can say how long it will take or what we must endure in the process. During it, we can be of two states of mind. On one hand, we crave normalcy. On the … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

A recent visit to a favorite spot also occasioned a re-visit to “The Wizard of Oz.” There in a romantic get-away, my wife and I snuggled in bed and watched the timeless story of Dorothy and her search for a … Continue reading

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In Praise of Mischief

Mischief rarely gets its due. In fact, if it weren’t for mischief, many of us wouldn’t have been born or made the unique contributions to life that we have. As children, we are punished for making mischief. Our parents and … Continue reading

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Wit and Wisdom, Centenarian Style

Centenarians have a variety of personal characteristics that seem to pre-dispose them to a long life. Besides not abusing their bodies over their lifetime, many stay active mentally and physically. The wit of comedian and centenarian George Burns is legendary. … Continue reading

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How to Live Forever- Review

Mark Wexler’s third documentary debuted in San Diego on June 3rd. The San Diego Reader posted this interview with Wexler. How to Live Forever is a life-affirming movie, full of good humor and insights. Check it out on the movie … Continue reading

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Choosing Joy instead of Paranoia

Joy is intimately connected with living fully. This was expressed to me many years ago by a person who described herself as an “inverse paranoid:” someone who believes without any proof that everyone is out to make her day. This … Continue reading

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Late again

Due to my father’s passing, I had to ask the IRS for an extension to file. And since that, I have noticed that I continue to be late. I was late to pay the State Board of Equalization for retail … Continue reading

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Stop time, or aging, simply

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. – Will Rogers

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Intelligent Life?

Picture an alien spaceship hovering over Earth. One alien is instructing others on board. “They call themselves an intelligent life form but they kill each other endlessly and profit immensely from death.”

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