Tag: aging

The Looking-glass Self

As in my previous blog post, I am rethinking my appearance which has devolved during nearly three months of being housebound. A bad fall has resulted in my spending most of my time lately in hospitals and at home in bed. I am now more mobile but still […]

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Being Invisible

The actor Matthew Mondine once totally ignored me. He was attending a film festival at which I was a volunteer usher, and his entourage was leading him towards the question-and-answer session he was to host. Obviously, he was focussed on his goal and I didn’t expect him to […]

I don’t doubt it

My ventromedial prefrontal cortex is shrinking! At least, that’s my excuse. I recently read an article in the Globe and Mail which says that as we get older our ability to doubt is impaired because this part of the brain begins to shrink.* This means that we are […]