Category: Health

How long do you want to live? 70? 75? 80?

How long do you want to live? 70? 75? 80?
It was Saturday, December 2, 2017. Almost one year ago. I was sitting in a bar with a few friends watching the Big 12 football championship game. There was alcohol and food involved because it was football and a bar…what do you expect. I picked up this cold french fry. As I ate this crappy... Read more »

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease
Today is the start of the British Open Golf Championship. What is now referred to as the Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. First played in 1860, in Scotland; the 147th edition of this championship will return to Scotland’s Carnoustie. Almost all the all-time great players have won multiple Open... Read more »

Twenty musicians who suffer from hearing loss

Three of the four members of The Who have had hearing issues and the only reason the fourth, Keith Moon, didn't is because he died forty years ago. Pete Townshend is almost deaf. John Entwistle became a lip reader to overcome his hearing loss. Roger Daltrey is now the musical voice of safety when playing/listening to music
Yesterday, I wrote about hearing problems due to listening to loud music. Today’s followup is a look at musicians who have these same problems. While these musicians are mostly loud rockers, there are some surprises. Here’s a gallery of musicians with ear issues:   Related Post: Do you use ear protection at concerts? Type your... Read more »
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Do you use ear protection at concerts?

Do you use ear protection at concerts?
On June 25th, I was at the Roger Daltrey rock concert at the Ravinia Festival in the north burbs of Chicago. Near the halfway point of the concert, I leaned over and asked the person I was with “Is it really loud in here?” When the show was over, my ears ached and I had... Read more »

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums
The Chicago Cubs just finished a successful eight game home stand. Seven wins and only one loss. They even took two of three games from those pesky Cincinnati Reds. All of the games were played during the day time hours. Very unusual, even for a team that does play most of their games in the... Read more »

The human mind really is a mysterious thing

The human mind really is a mysterious thing
It was last Saturday afternoon. June 8th. I was writing this blog post for Monday, June 11th. My birthday. It was tips on how to stay alive, healthy, alert, vital and all that crap at age sixty-six. It was Saturday night. June 8th. About 8pm…or so I’m told. Just a few hours later. I’m in... Read more »
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For my 66th birthday, here's 66 tips on how to live this long

For my 66th birthday, here's 66 tips on how to live this long
I’m kidding….I’M KIDDING….I’M KIDDING!!! I wouldn’t even read anything that long. I just liked the title and after all, yesterday was birthday so there’s that. However, I think¬†making it to sixty-six is kind of interesting. It’s a good number to celebrate and to be a little reflective. I remember hitting age sixty and thinking that’s... Read more »

Suicide in America: We need to do so much better

Suicide in America: We need to do so much better
I wouldn’t know a Kate Spade handbag if the woman next to me on the bus had one on her lap. What I know most about her is that she died today. Suicide. I do remember the sound of pain and anguish in the voice of the person telling me my friend Les had shot... Read more »

I hope my "friend" is still alive

I hope my "friend" is still alive
Today is May 31st. It’s the final day of the month. That makes it the final day of Melanoma Awareness Month. Thirty-one days of raising money and awareness to try to beat this hideous disease. In Chicago, it’s followed by the local yearly “Miles For Melanoma” charity walk. This happens on Saturday, June 2nd. In... Read more »
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It's past time to get the guns

It's past time to get the guns
¬†“The other piece of legislation is the crime bill. As of today, it no longer exists. I’m throwing it out. I’m throwing it out and writing a law that makes sense. You cannot address crime prevention without getting rid of assault weapons and hand guns. I consider them a threat to national security, and I... Read more »
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