New to me, at least. WordPress.com now has options for the corporate server to add links to other websites that it thinks may be relevant to a particular post. We bloggers have no control over what those links are, except to turn them off. However, an incoming visitor to here came from a linked web log that is interesting. Check it out. Global Ageing Network Blog http://iahsa.wordpress.com/
The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing, http://www.iahsa.net IAHSA is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-1520
Phone (202) 508-9468
Fax (202) 220-0041
IAHSA is an affiliate of AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing
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Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times, click to view original
By Tina Daunt, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, April 4, 2008
AS F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously said, there are no second acts in American life. But Kirk Douglas, at age 91, has not only found a second act but now is writing a third in, of all places, cyberspace.
“Someone once told me, ‘Be ashamed to die before doing something for humanity,’ ” said Douglas, relaxing on one of the plush couches in his Beverly Hills home, with its gardens and courtyards, colorful paintings by Marc Chagall — a personal friend — and two beloved large dogs wandering in and out. “As you get older, you must think more of other people. You must strive to help other people. Who needs the most help but the young?
“What kind of world are we leaving them?”
It’s a question to which Douglas returns over and over on his website and in his new book, “Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning,” which was recently released as an audio book read by “Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander.
MySpace page is
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Published 2008 January 8
blogosphere , nonagenarian
(nonagenarian blog posts)
World’s Oldest Milblogger Tells All, William Henry Bonser (“Harry”) Lamin
from Kris Alexander at Danger Room from Wired.com http://blog.wired.com/defense/
Military blogs have changed the way we follow and understand war. One British soldier’s “blog” is gaining a large readership on the internet as he details the daily routine of being a soldier…in WWI.
Bill Lamin, Harry’s grandson, has done an excellent job of researching the historical background and weaving an interesting narrative of both the battlefield and the homefront. Worth a look.
WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin’s letters from the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after they were written. To find out Harry’s fate, follow the blog! http://www.wwar1.blogspot.com/
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Lorelle VanFossen who advocates for blogs as accessible tools (and not as look-at-me! toys) tells this interesting story of another Tolstoy’s Bicyclist. Click below to read the entire post and then visit her other work.
When a friend turned 80, she announced that she was going to buy her first computer. I asked her what she was going to do with it. She didn’t know. “Everyone was talking about it, so I thought I should get one to see what all the fuss is about. Now that I have one…” I could see her mind grinding away at the possibilities as she confronted this more-than-a-television thing….
A woman who once traveled by horse and buggy and lived the first 10 years of her life without electricity wasn’t going to let anything stop her now, not even the learning curve of new technology. […]
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Published 2007 February 1
blogosphere , cultural resources
The Indigent Scholar to the Unorganized Borough (a.k.a., tech support for us here) went walkabout on the world-wide web to locate a former co-author and ran across Mary Catherine Bateson’s website
Dr. Bateson is an anthropologist with scholarly and general audience publications. Her first memoir was quite interesting and I’ve been meaning to get to her other books. With A Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson . HarperCollins, 2001 ISBN: 0060975733
She has several items on-line that might interest the readers from here.
During the past few years Mary Catherine Bateson has been particularly involved with three projects: finishing and bringing out her most recent book, Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery; wrapping up the 2004 Gregory Bateson Centennial (as well as a few loose ends from the 2001 Mead Centennial) which, even after its official period passed, continues to stimulate activity and interest; and building on the experience with Granny Voters as a means to encourage trustee voting in future electoral seasons and to empower older adults to claim a voice for the future. This project has developed into a further exploration of intergenerational communication and changing ways of experiencing time and will probably lead to a book on the contributions and improvisations of engaged older adults experiencing a second adulthood of what MCB has identified as active wisdom.
GrannyVoters— grandparents who believe our political voice is part of our legacy and want to use it to give our grandchildren a say in the America they will inherit.
You can find some of her current thinking at
and on the International Leadership Forum, such as
Currently, Visiting Scholar at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work
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Published 2007 January 13
blogosphere , Uncategorized
I don’t want to change the original link for these posts and these changes, while notable, aren’t sufficient for an entirely new post. Unfortunately, without a new post, most readers by feed (Feaders?) or E-mail won’t know of the revisions.
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