Yearly Archives: 2014

Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2014: The Auto-Icon.

Jeremy Bentham, 84 “The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection” One day on an umbrella afternoon in London, I walked through Bloomsbury, up Gower Street to the University College London … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2014: The Phantom Camera.

Vivian Maier, 83 “I suppose nothing is meant to last forever. We have to make room for other people. It’s a wheel. You get on, you have to go to the end. And then somebody has the same opportunity to … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2014: The Nomad Architect.

Louis Kahn, 73 “I just want to make my last demand in reverence to the work of what has been done by architects of the past. What was, has always been. What is, has always been and what will be, … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2014: The Criminal Pen.

P.D. James, 94 “I don’t think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern.” Phyllis Dorothy died peacefully 27th November in Oxford, England … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2014: Singular Lives Found & Forever.

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global average life expectancy statistics, a boy born in 2012 can expect to reach age 68 and a girl 73. This takes into account regional health and socioeconomic variables from low-income to high-income … Continue reading

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Financing Longevity. Some New Sense & Sensibility?

Picking up on Jonathan Chevreau’s Financial Independence Hub category “Debt & Frugality”, I mused on how that seems like some new play on Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility when it comes to our current dilemma – how good are we … Continue reading

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Found Your “Findependence”?

Jonathan Chevreau has a philosophy around financial independence, which he has redefined Findependence; moving people to think beyond the concept of financial planning for “retirement”. That’s the old narrative. His new narrative aligns nicely with my thinking, which I’ve suggested … Continue reading

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Longevity 1914. A Fateful Year – reprise

One hundred years ago. A fateful year. It all began in the middle of that summer. Off to war. The average life expectancy of a young British officer fighting in the trenches was six weeks. My grandfather was 17 that … Continue reading

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Longevity: Brain Health and Aging

Origin rainforests. Ocean depths. Outer space. These still are, to a large extent, our frontiers of exploration. Yet our greatest frontier, in which there are profound mysteries, abundant possibilities and killer threats – is the human brain. How we understand … Continue reading

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Longevity: Health Wealth of a Nation -4

Returning to the older aging population where the CIHR’s Institute of Aging is concerned: Is there not a “health wealth” employment investment in a foreseeable tomorrow? Judging by what the demographic numbers suggest there will not only be a growth … Continue reading

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