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Returning with Links

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Debbie says: As you may have noticed, we were down for most of a week due to a malware attack. Endless thanks to our webmaster for tireless efforts to bring the blog (and the website) back up safely. When the attack happened, I was just about to put up a links post, so that’s where […]

A Clue to Rethinking Dementia Care

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Debbie says: I don’t know when I’ve been as excited by a new concept as I have by this one (okay, I was just as excited by the article from last week’s links about Arunachalam Muruganantham), but this is very different and equally important. … in the small town of Weesp, in Holland—that bastion of […]

Linksday Friday

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Links got delayed twice this week, but here they are! Kathleen Turner is 60, and has something to say about aging. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].” *** I don’t […]

When “You’re Only As Old As You Feel” Is Not Enough

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Debbie says: At WisCon this year, I moderated a panel (suggested by and including the brilliant s.e. smith) called “When ‘Love Your Body’ Is Not Enough.” The concept was to explore how the “love your body” message can be empowering to some subset of people, and can also be perceived as a trap, or a […]

Your Body Is Not A Shark

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Laurie says: I’ve watched my  daughter Cid working intensely on this dance collaboration for the last year.   The article I’m quoting from SFArts is a superb conversation about Your Body is Not a Shark, disability, art and the way limits can lead to brilliant work.  Read the whole piece. (Article is on the red bar […]

Cid Pearlman: Your Body Is Not A Shark

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Laurie says: My daughter Cid has been working in collaboration with the composer and musician Joan Jeanrenaud and the poet Denise Leto on a major work.  It’s called Your Body Is Not A Shark.  I saw the first section last month at Looking Left in Santa Cruz and it really knocked me out. I’m always […]

From 0 to 100 in Pictures

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Debbie says: This little video completely captured my imagination. Starting with an infant, it quickly shows you a wide variety of people, each one year older than the last. Once you get past the one-year-old, each one says their age (often not in English). It was filmed in Amsterdam, and here’s what the film-maker says […]

Sometimes, Aging Isn’t Pretty

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Debbie says: I’d like to believe that a “retirement community” would be one of the few places in the Western world where we could age however we age, and not worry too much about how we look, or how changes in what we need affect how we are treated. But the Harbor’s Edge retirement community […]

Boobs, Bodies, and Book Covers

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Debbie says: Lidia Yuknavitch has a marvelous post on The Rumpus on the decision she and her female publisher made to put a woman’s breast on the cover of her new book, The Chronology of Water. (cover photograph by Andy Mingo) It’s a boob. With full frontal nip. What happened next of course is that […]

Bringing Out the Magic in Mamika

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Laurie and Debbie say: At My Modern Met, Eugene is blogging about this marvelous series of grandma-superhero photographs. A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and […]

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