Hey You - Look Over Here!
Hey You - Look Over Here! by L. T. Force, Ph.D. Gerontologist You haven’t met me yet - my name is “Banks”. I’m a Golden-Doodle and I’m coming up to my one-year old Birthday. About 10 months ago, I entered the life of a family that truly-truly loves me. In fact, it’s an extended family - with friends attached. And you know what? I own them all! I have them by their: “Heart-Strings”. How did you do that - you ask? The answer is simple: “I’m easy to deal with, fun to be around,
Shedding.... by L.T. Force, Ph.D. Gerontologist Across my life, I have typically been in the presence of dogs (and at times cats - as well). Dogs are special companions. I love the Bumper Sticker I saw that said: “Be the person that your dog thinks you are!" Dogs are fully accepting - they take you as you are - unconditionally. Today, and for the last 18 years I live in the land of the Golden Retreiver. Although, these Golden Retrievers came from different litters - they shar
"Scatterings"….Eyes Wide Open
"Scatterings"….Eyes Wide Open By: L.T. Force, Ph.D. Gerontologist This last year has been disruptive for all of us - on so many levels. For some, as a result of the appearance of COVID - there have been some minor inconveniences to the rhythm of their day. For others, there has been a major impact on: finances, shelter, food and a sense of predictability. And for others, there has been: "a devastating and profound sense of loss and grief with respect to family and friends bei
The Modern Day "Napalming"
The Modern Day "Napalming" By L.T. Force, Ph.D., Gerontologist I am old enough to remember the scenes of the Vietnam War being broadcast by the Network Nightly News - across our dinner tables. The scenes were vivid and disturbing - they captured the reality of the conflict and the toll on the loss of human life. These stories and images were not only televised - they were also embedded and distributed on the front page of print media. One image that stood out - for our nation