The Common Good

Results for Aging

Staying Connected in Later Years
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older. Vanderbilt University Press.  ...

To A Dying Church: We Cannot Escape Our Mortality
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

You are dying. I get it. Because so am I. And, speaking as one of your pastors, I think this is a very good thing. Dear Church, You are dying. I get it. Because so am I. And ...

70 Really Is the New 50 ... If You Take Care of Yourself!
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

What is so amazing is that I feel many times better today than I felt at 60, 50, or even 40. 70 really IS the new 50! Good health is a blessing from God. Self-care is a "Thank you" for the blessing. ...

What Do You Mean 'Middle-Aged?'
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Once defined as ages 40 to 60, it is now often defined as ages 45 to 64 (though Merriam-Webster wants to have it both ways). Yesterday on Facebook I referred to my daughters, who ...

Honor Thy Mothers and Fathers
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

The face of aging in America isn't a pretty one. Not because the flesh is sagging, but because the nation that once built schools, malls and suburbs for baby boomer families when they were young has turne ...

The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The news isn’t great. She’s struggled with dementia for some years now and hasn’t recognized me the last several times I’ve seen her. ...

Maurice Sendak: "Live your life, live your life, live your life."
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

In case you missed it, National Public Radio's Goddess of Conversation, Terry Gross, had a simply outstanding, incredibly moving interview with the author Maurice Sendak on Tuesday's Fresh Air. ...

Prayer of the Day: For Our President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Lord, we pray that you bless our president and members of Congress with wisdom and right judgment. Lord, we pray that you bless our president and members of Congress with wisdom ...

How Child Sex Trafficking is Being Overcome in the Philippines
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

One of the things that make the work of fighting global slavery so difficult is that people feel defeated by the sheer size and scope of the problem. One of the things that make t ...

To Dye or Not to Dye: How Do We Honor Aging Gracefully?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

I had never noticed them before. I'm sure I would have noticed them if they had been there just a few weeks ago. I had never noticed them before. I'm sure I would have n ...

An Ash Wednesday Memoir of Mortality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wnFEbT1wwhs/S3q7WikSifI/AAAAAAAABNw/EO3vNVmCR3w/s1600-h/Norval+%26+Blanche+at+81.jpg"></a>Fifteen years ago next week, on my mother's 85th ...

Forever Young
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly. If today we d ...

Looking Forward in Hope
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Guenther Whenever I read Luke’s account of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:25-38), I always picture a ...

New And Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A New Season A New Season Hitting midlife can bring angst, lots of it. Dale Hanson Bourke’ ...

Public Radio's New Jeans
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 'Triple-A' music format comes with a nice fit, but only for a few. All radio ...

Eighty in a 55 zone
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV. One of the greatest challeng ...

A World of Elders
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors How will the global community develop sustainable social structures for an aging population? There ...

Radical Aging
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ayvazian "Welcome to the 40s," a friend said to me on my birthday, "the old age of youth and the youth of old age.& ...