Archive for December 2008

The Difference in Wasted and Spent Time

Dec 5th, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Twenty seven more days and the deadline for all you had resolved to accomplish will have come to a final loud crescendo celebrating the arrival of next year when we get to start all over. So, if you think you can stuff it all in within those 27 days, go for it. Wisdom suggests, however, [...]



Happiness is the Best Dividend of All

Dec 4th, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

History is about to swallow 2008. The big fish of time is about to overtake the little fish of one measly year. How brief a year is. How transient and swift is its passage. And we, we who no longer count the hours or the days, are caught up in the piracy of months and [...]



Defeating the Depression of Aging

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of my favorite witticisms is the one that asks for a definition of Apathy. The reply is: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” Ever really feel that way? It happened to me today. I was within one sentence of completing an article I had been working on for a week. Its theme was [...]



Trying to Get Your Attention!

Dec 2nd, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Okay, senior citizens, old folks, aging brethren and sisters, over the hill gang, friends over 50, retirees, people who read stuff from AARP… I need your attention! My principal advisor, (my spouse, daughter and son in law) tell me in order to drive traffic to my site, I need to use certain key words. Slow [...]



Holidays Offer a Menagerie of Experiences

Dec 1st, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Holidays offer a menagerie of experiences. I almost wish this column were anonymous. I could then offer insights, as an unseen observer, of dynamics and interactions and foibles that are seldom acknowledged or discussed. Families are identified by the DNA of their collective behavior. There are as many strands in the psychological behavior as there [...]