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  1. When Aging Stops: Fruit Flies, Little Old Ladies and the Late-Life Mortality Plateau

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    September 18, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Hang around a few evolutionary biologists sometime. I did last week on the Tubes and Wires. You will come across …
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  2. The Caregiver

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    August 21, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    “Did I plug a cord into the charger for water?” my father asked. It was the weekend before Mother’s Day. …
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  3. 4 Reasons You Should Stop Blogging (Or At Least Slow Down)

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    July 31, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Writing has always been my way of making meaning out of experience. There are many advantages to the practice. It …
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  4. Milestones and Millstones

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    June 26, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    My father took an early retirement, at 55. My mother, four years younger, taught her third grade class for nine …
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  5. Reading with my Mom

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    June 5, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    My mother was a big reader. I got my love of books from her. Even after she started to have …
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  6. Moving On

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    May 22, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a month since my last blog post. Actually, a few …
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  7. 19 Quotations from Authors on Contentment and Place

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    April 17, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As I mentioned last week, I am getting ready for a big move. It seems a good time to focus …
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  8. Atlantis Rising

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    April 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    A couple of posts ago, when discussing Plato’s notion of contentment, I brought up the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Actually …
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  9. Contentment: You’re Doing It Wrong

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    March 20, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Diogenes the Cynic (412 BCE – 323 BCE) was a piece of work. You have to think the man knew …
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  10. 3 Badass Greek Philosophers on What Contentment Means

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    March 13, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I was complaining last week about the shallow approach to soul-building often found on the self-help shelves. Complaining is not …
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