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Archive for October, 2011

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Joins Occupy Wall Street March

When I heard the news late Friday evening that 92 year old folk singing legend Pete Seeger was participating in an Occupy Wall Street rally on the West Side of Manhattan, I grabbed my camera and went to take a look.  I wasn’t disappointed, and posted some of the best shots above. By now, readers of this blog know that I photograph aging musicians and …Read More

Geriatrics, Art, and Ancient Treasure on Lake Titicaca

I recently traveled to the Bolivian highlands and Lake Titicaca to find new faces of aging, and on the way discovered an exquisite example of ancient treasure featuring geriatrics and art. The Pariti Ceramics Museum was not listed in my guidebook.  In fact, Pariti Island where the museum is located is so small it is unmarked on most maps.  I learned out about it from my …Read More

City Diary: What’s Going On Downtown?

The Occupy Wall Street demonstration, that’s what. There’s been so much press about the goings on downtown that I went to see for myself and share some photos on my blog.  I took the subway to Wall Street, and once I got off the demonstrators were not hard to find.  They started occupying Zucotti Park in September, and the movement has grown and attracted national …Read More

Medical Education, Geriatrics, and the Humanities

The education of today’s physicians cannot be regarded as complete or adequate without substantial exposure to geriatrics.  It is not just the facts of geriatric medicine, but the humanistic aspect of its practice that is important.  Medicine is taught as a cut-and-dry collection of information, taking the humanistic fundamentals and historic background either for granted or with a grain of salt.  Lewis Thomas pointed out …Read More