Stuck: Lie or Tell the Truth?

There’s no getting around it, our population is aging faster than at any other time in history and we are living longer.  A man turning 65 years old today will live on average until 84, a woman to live 87, and of course many people live a lot longer. We also know that as we get older our health issues … Read More

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I Was a Dreamer Too

Ever look back on your childhood and recall a moment that made such an indelible mark that it shaped your life path? I do. As a boy in the 1970’s, a chance encounter in a nursing home left a lasting impression. As I meandered down white-tiled hallways and braved unpleasant smells, and less than friendly staff, I heard an elderly … Read More

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Giving, receiving and creating a great place to work

Can you believe it? Christmas came early for me this year! (Maybe even my birthday, too.) Because you see, last week something EPIC happened.

Aegis Living was recognized as one of the top 50 U.S. employers out of more than 600,000 employers rated on Glassdoor. NEVER has a senior-housing company even cracked this list, much less ranked so high. In … Read More

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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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