Category Archives: Neuroscience needs me

It’s now or never…

The seventies are different from the sixties. Stiffer, slower movements in my body and brain. Words fly by avoiding recognition. Synapses disregard memories. Seventy-two years old? How did I get here? My grown-up kids would say I never acted my … Continue reading

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‘Ladies and Gentlemen and Dear Children…’

Little did I know that an airline announcement would have such an impact on me. I took eight flights on Turkish Airlines during “Sheila’s Excellent Adventure” last month. Each time the pilot began a mundane English announcement with “Ladies and … Continue reading

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Saga of a Reluctant Landlord

Twelve years ago, I packed my bags and headed west from Southwest Harbor, Maine, to Tucson, Arizona. I’d rent my beloved house during the winter so I could keep it for my kids, prospective grandkids to enjoy every summer, when I’d return … Continue reading

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Almost there…Our Place Clubhouse writers step forth!

Are excitement and anxiety flip sides of the same coin? How come I started waking up at 5:30 a.m. this week? What yummy appetizers will Orlando, Autumn and their crew at Cafe 54 prepare for the OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH of … Continue reading

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Something else I don’t know how to explain

I’m not sure how Reiki works and I’m not terribly woo woo. But yesterday I attended an all-day Reiki workshop to learn how to comfort myself and loved ones who are far away in times of trouble (we all have … Continue reading

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Landlords Beware!

Here’s my wonderful house in Southwest Harbor, Maine. I’ve rented it for the academic year and in August for the past 10 years. Fabulous renters have included a Jackson lab scientist from San Diego, a Hungarian College of the Atlantic … Continue reading

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“Next to Normal”

A rock musical about bipolar disorder? “Next To Normal” roared into Tucson to the Arizona Theatre Company last night. It’s worth seeing. For me, which is more compelling — politics and President Obama’s re-election or helping to reduce the stigma … Continue reading

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