Monthly Archives: December 2014

Old Age and Lang Syne: Tread softly for you tread upon my mnemes

Ray Bradbury told a story about a time-tourist on a dinosaur-spotting  safari who unknowingly stepped on a Jurassic butterfly. A tiny crunch started a time-avalanche whose  cumulated effects  hideously transformed the world to which he returned. In old age time travel is dangerous for exactly … Continue reading

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Talking and writing about Ageing of the Mind

  To start conversations some strangers ask me what I do and, when I admit that I study Old Age, say “ interesting” and gently walk away. Others perk up and tell me about a remarkable geriatric relative. Several have looked pitying … Continue reading

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