Last flight

By Scott Funk I’m just back from a cross country flight via JFK. It was a learning experience, made no easier by memories of the luxury and excitement of flying some years back. Remember when people got dressed up to fly? It was fancy. Stewardesses catered to you and made you feel special. The competition… Read More »

Diagnosis: Diabetes

Diagnosis: Diabetes

At my last annual physical, my doctor informed me I had diabetes. No big deal, I thought. I feel great; I’ve got no symptoms. Maybe I have to give up candy bars and do a little less recreational eating, but how bad could it be? Then I went to the nutritionist for diabetes education. It… Read More »

Turning Points

Turning Points

By Scott Funk There are turning points in everyone’s life, as in Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” times when what we did or didn’t do made all the difference. Sometimes, it isn’t even what we did or didn’t do, but the wisdom, kindness, or indifference of others. In any case, it shifts us toward… Read More »

Another year

Another year

This column is being written late. That sort of sums up my success at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Happens every year: I pile up the intentions like someone investing in a stock called “Disappointment,” then I plunge into January and in no time at all, I’m reaping the dividends of failed expectation. Since I’m already… Read More »

Not feeling my age

Not feeling my age

Millennials aren’t fond of talking about age because they are as young as they feel. They are the age they are and, at any point, that is the right age to be. Such is the confidence of youth. It is among older folks one hears the talk of how aging feels, or how one feels… Read More »

Aging in Place – Mistaken fear

Aging in Place – Mistaken fear

We all make mistakes. Some are as simple as showing up at a friends for dinner on the wrong day, forgetting an important birthday, or missing a plane while sitting, watching it board and depart. All kinds of mistakes are made by people at all ages, but as you get older, mistakes seem to carry… Read More »

Aging in Place by Scott Funk

Aging in Place  by Scott Funk

Naps The Golden Age of Naps is behind us. The great nappers of the past are gone. There will never be another President who can nap like Calvin Coolidge (apologies to Ronald Reagan). There will never be another man so great he saved Western Civilization, yet managed to get his naps. I’m speaking here, of… Read More »