My father’s family survived – barely — both the Russian Revolution and the Nazi occupation of Norway. This included potential execution, a Nazi concentration camp, lack of food, brutal winters, and the constant threat of disease. As Russian tanks stream into the Ukraine, the crazy-quilt pattern of history repeats. Politics aside, until recent decades epidemics of smallpox, H1N1 (including the Spanish flu of 1918), diphtheria, typhus, cholera, malaria and the like left a trail of devastation wherever they went. Improved personal hygiene and public health measures like sanitation, vaccines and antibiotics are also recent phenomena. Case in point: Theodor Abrahamsen, my Uncle Teddy. Even after his hundredth birthday, he lived alone, doing his daily exercises and solving the Rubik’s Cube. He took regular boat trips to the northern tip of Norway and returned once a year to his old school in England. A multi-sport varsity athlete in his youth, he
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While it might seem there are a lot of choices for tablet computers, there are really only three in terms of the Operating System (OS), which is the software they use. There’s iPadOS (Apple), Windows (Microsoft) and Android (Google.) Then there’s eInk tablets. With Windows, there are some other brands like HP and Acer that offer their version of tablets, but none of the Windows ones are just tablets like iPad or Google tablets. Only Apple and Microsoft have really focused on improving their tablet experience over the last few years, with Google only recently signalling it is going to pay more attention to tablets again. The Benefits of a Tablet Portability is perhaps the best reason. They’re far lighter than a laptop and can easily go anywhere. Today, you can pretty much do as much on a tablet as you can a laptop or desktop. Most have attachable keyboards
While it may seem most podcasts are for younger folks, you couldn’t be more wrong! So we decided to put together a list of of the best podcasts in 2022 for Canadians over 50. Check them out, have a listen on your smartphone, smart speaker, tablet or wherever. Listen to them at home in your car or out for a nice stroll. Stuff You Should Know Curious about how things work? One day it’s hang g;iding and the next it’s knife throwing! You never know what you’ll find but it’s an awesome podcast. Check it our here. The Better Health While Aging Podcast Hosted by practising geriatrics specialist Dr. Leslie Kernisan brings on a range of brilliant guests to discuss ailments and health issues affecting people over 60. Packed full of great insights and lots of episodes. Check it out here. Not Old – Better Award winning journalist Paul Vogelzang
This excerpt is from a memoir which commences with my birth and concludes with the death of my mother whom I called Peach. Blind since before the age of three, I will take you on a journey through two years in a residential school for the blind, becoming a pioneer of integration of blind children into the public school system in Canada, to studying physiotherapy in England, back home to try and land a job before employment equity, taking a Master of Science degree online before accessible technology is legislated, training with my first guide dog, and more. You may laugh and cry. In the end, I hope you are glad you read it. Residential School for the Blind When I was growing up in Toronto in the 1950s, we always had some sort of dessert with dinner, although there was little in the way of treats. When my father