Alright! Let’s throw caution to the wind and be completely honest with each other. No, I mean completely honest.
The subject at hand? Time efficiency. In other words, what we do with all the time we’re able to save during the course of a day.
And how do we generate time saving? We do what any capitalist-compliant-consumer does. We buy something new, naturally. A new Ferrari, iPad or bundled mortgage securities. Something designed – as the ads say – to give us our lives back, spend time with the family, or do something meaningful that we deserve.
But the clever fellows who wrote the ad copy know exactly what we’re REALLY going to do with the luxury of all this newly-discovered, time — we’re going to play The Angry Birds, Grouchy Chickens or whatever the latest multimedia app is.
That’s why I don’t own a smart phone. I find I accomplish much more when I’m perceived – not as a consumer who strives for knowledge and wisdom – but rather one content on remaining as ignorant as a bag of hair.
Today, Amazon.com President and CEO Jeff Bezos announced the first FDA-approved digital reader for those afflicted with ADD, Macular Degeneration, and postpartum depression.
“The Kindle Nine is revolutionary,” said Bezos, munching on a bag of fried pork rinds, “and the technology is bleeding edge. We knew we needed a reader with a more substantial interface, and I think we found it,” he said, pointing to the Kindle’s hydraulic “cranium crusher.”
Bezos illustrated the concept by inserting the head of a small boy snugly under the bar — which, in turn, exerted 87 psi pressure. on the cranial cavity, ultimately causing the eye and the optic nerve to fuse with the book. “When the optic nerves fuses with the book, genuine molecular osmosis takes place,” Bezos explained, “information is squeezed from the book, through the fractured eye socket, and directly to the frontal lobes.”
“We’ve discovered that this technology virtually eliminates ADD, Furghower-Shane Disorder, Multiple Melanoma and – in rare cases – stage 3 Halitosis.”
SALLY ANN BAYNE
1926 – 2014
February 17, 2014
This morning, my mother – born Sarah Ann Landis on Dec. 30, 1926 in Binghamton, New York – returned Home, embraced by the Lord and His dominion of Angels.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Kenneth Bayne, four children and four grandchildren.
Even as a child, Sally demonstrated the faith, love and persistence necessary to achieve what she felt were the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs that exist: mother and wife.
And as the eldest of her seven children, I can say without hesitation, she succeeded.
Martin (I will write a more comprehensive biography when I sort through the grief that has transformed my heart into a block of wood.)
There are no perfect long-term care communities.
There may, however, be a number of long-term care communities perfect for you.
We’d all like to meet aging on the grass courts of Wimbledon, not the claustrophobic hallways of a skilled nursing facility.
But it’s not always up to us.
In the later example, accessible and assistive technology can both play an important roll in the emotional, physical and financial well-being of those receiving long-term care.
Remember the Whole Earth Catalog?
We’d like to see Organic Aging fill a similar void for those in need of accessible and assistive technology, and we’re going to set aside column space for that purpose every week.
PS Got an itch to help publish the journal? Contact me at 610-625-3330
Friday, January 17, 2014
Senior Housing Forum
re: “Money Money Money -&- Could Migrating Seniors be the next big opportunity.
In your most recent newsletter you state,”. . .It may also mean there are opportunities for senior living operators and developers in other countries. Imagine if Sunrise or Emeritus had senior living opportunities in Mexico or South Africa or Costa Rica; the name association would likely make it much easier for North Americans to transition to a lower cost country.“
It occurred to me you may want to follow up this piece with, “Countrywide: The Financial Brand that Endures”
Seriously, Steve, by picking two of the most ethically controversial companies in the Institutional Aging industry, you’ve set your own bar pretty low as well.
Be that as it may, at least when you use the word “advocate,” we — as consumers — now know what the playing field looks like.