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2018: Transitions, Cessations, and Resumptions

The big 75th-year signpost is dead ahead in January, and this old frame and motor has really begun to reveal its wear and tear. The latest, following on the heels of a prostate cancer diagnosis (the “watchful waiting” variety), was the sudden appearance of atrial flutter, a rapid and irregular pulse. One can adjust and […]

Updating the Last Stage of Life

Ruminations on the prevalence of carcinoma in the modern world.

 

When I was studying psychology at the University of Kansas a good many years ago, I remember encountering the psychosocial theories of Erik Erikson and his eight stages of human development: infancy, early childhood, preschool, school age, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood and maturity. […]