Apathy: the art of not knowing and not caring. This may not rank as an official definition, but it certainly capsulizes how many of us seniors are beginning to feel It may be a self delusional practice, but apathy is a growing phenomenon which seems to protect persons from the troublesome negatives of this time. Head in the sand behavior is often found to stave off all the garbage that swirls around us on any given day.
When, with friends recently, we recounted how we had been so absorbed by the last national election. We were caught up in the spirit of the thing, the call for change, the hope for something better, more health and vitality within the body politic. Then came the elections of 2010, and the hope that had been generated headed south, downhill, off the cliff. The courage and foresight that seemed to have been promised were now