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PURSUING PEACE, A SENIOR’S DESIRE

Sep 9th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When one has reached the post 70 years, finding that so much is happening in the world over which there seems to be little one can do to change the face of things, pursuing peace is a well considered option.

Excuse the long paragraph, but getting at almost anything these days takes considered clarification. Pursuing peace is no small undertaking, even if it involves only you and your immediate circumstances.

Living in a community of mostly retired folk, I have found that almost everyone I encounter has a whole series of desires worth uncovering. The difficulty is getting past the complaints and negative influences that surface



Seniors: What is Your Apathy Scale?

Jul 15th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

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