“Architecture aims at Eternity.” Sir Christopher Wren, 91 Marvel is what you do when it comes to entering St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. I’ve been to St. Paul’s several times, but some years ago on one of my solo missions to that city, I decided to make the climb into, what
Yearly Archives: 2015
Dr. Marion Hilliard, 56 “I would never wish anyone a life of prosperity and security. These are bound to betray. I would wish instead for adventure, struggle, and challenge.” This is one of those stories where the actual lifespan of the individual, fifty-six years, may not sound exceptional by today’s longevity expectations,
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 77 “For here [in Canada], I want the marble to remain the marble; the granite to remain the granite; the oak to remain the oak; and out of these elements, I would build a nation great among the nations of the world.” If you still have cash in your hand, you likely
Repeating my blog series from last December, I close out this year with a brief look at stories of “singular lives”. Stories of well-known and maybe lesser-known names in history, who had better odds on the promise of longevity and in some way, left a legacy tale. For many in our times, one might say
As we bite on our neighbourhood story exchanges about our attitudes towards aging, or how we are dealing with our aging parents, we also chew away on the future of our health care system, pension plans, retirements (or non-retirements) and all that falls out from there. But it’s good that we also nosh on the
What do you get when you stir technology, research and innovation with a splash of financial incentive, slices of real-time networking and collaboration, and a shot at recognition – all to the purpose of advancing a healthier, active and resilient aging population? Optimism. Two events that caught my eye recently, exemplify this very cocktail endeavour.