Nothing: Just What the Doctor Ordered

To Do Nothing shutterstockHave you ever had one of those chest colds that drags on for two or three weeks? Wheezing, sneezing and coughing up stuff the color of vibrant plant life? It seems to go on forever, and it just won’t go away quickly like it did when we were younger.

I’ve been going through one of those stretches. I’m taking all … Read More

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Taking Steps


As many of you know, I have been working on a Longevity/Wellness Book for nearly four years. The idea came to me after more than 30 years of caring for the elderly. Over those years, I’ve been involved in some capacity of care oversight for nearly 60,000 elderly.

Over the past week, I got the opportunity to spend time … Read More

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A Mother’s Day Wish to My Mom

My Mother would be so proud.

That’s because my mom, Colleen Clark, the focus of my 2012 biography, My Mother My Son, is about to have her story become a major motion picture. When filmmakers decided to transform the story into a Hollywood movie I thought I was dreaming.

I still can’t believe it.

Academy Award-winning Irwin Winkler will direct … Read More

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Shoes Can Kill You


Growing up overweight, I was a guy very influenced by my mother’s idea of fashion, I couldn’t always find pants to fit. At times, shirts were too tight and a hassle to try on. So my clothing addition of choice became shoes. Why? Because stores always seemed to have my size and the shoes were always easy to get … Read More

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Old timers. New timers. 2016.

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone of another generation and found yourself feeling the gap in life experience? It happens when you mention an old reference point. It happened to me this week.

In the midst of a conversation with someone at work, I looked up and said, “I don’t want to sound like Jed Clampett but … Read More

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The Intern

This week I saw the newly released movie  The Intern  starring Anne Hathaway and Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro. De Niro plays a bored retired phone book executive and widower who takes a job as an intern for a hot-shot CEO of an online clothing company. The comedy is worth seeing and has some funny, as well as … Read More

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Our Need for Perfection

This week, I just completed my annual pilgrimage to Europe, which I combined with a research trip for my book on longevity. The first stop on my trip was Barcelona, Spain. Spain is ranked #6 in the World Health Rankings (European Region), with citizens living to the age of 82.1 on average. Spain nearly always ranks in the top ten … Read More

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Alzheimer’s On Stage?

This year, the unsexy topic of Alzheimer’s took center stage on the big screen. The hit film “Still Alice” starring Julianne Moore was a mega hit-raising awareness to the battles of those with Alzheimer’s.  The film fell on the heels of celebrity news with Glen Campbell’s poignant farewell song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” and the headline-making guardian battles over … Read More

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Seven Ways to Get There

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One of the things I try to accomplish on a regular basis is to do something that takes me outside of my comfort level and jolts fear through my system. After seeing my new play “Seven Ways to Get There” come to life, I’ve  accomplished that goal and then some. The story Read More

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Nightly News Is a Health Downer

At one time Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted journalist in the world.” When he signed off with, “And that’s the way it is . . . ,” we knew everything that was important to know about the world that day.

Now days, it seems like the nightly world news has pegged its audience, the over-50 crowd that is breaking … Read More

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