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Five things I learned at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Five things I learned at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

1. With age, comes motion sickness. I grew up in Hershey Pennsylvania. Aka “Chocolate Town” and home of Hershey Park. I had a “park pass” as a kid and could ride every ride with the best of them. Never any hint of motion sickness. First experienced at Disney’s Mission: SPACE (aka Mission: NAUSEA) 2 years ago,

Dreams, Stevie Nicks and me.

Dreams, Stevie Nicks and me.

Now here you go again, you say You want your freedom Well who am I to keep you down It’s only right that you should Play the way you feel it But listen carefully to the sound… –Dreams, written by Stevie Nicks

New School, Old School

New School, Old School

Our eldest daughter Tasia starts school at the University of Michigan in about 2 weeks. This summer has been a blur of getting ready. And by getting ready, I mean materially, but more so emotionally. It has been like a mini-roller coaster ride as we experience each related milestone. Orientation:

Dr. Kales Goes to Green Acres

Dr. Kales Goes to Green Acres

Do you remember the show Green Acres? It was in reruns when I was a kid. The premise was that a New York lawyer (Eddie Albert) drags his protesting socialite wife (Eva Gavor) to a rural farm outside of the  town of “Hooterville”. Hilarity ensues.

Sometimes old dogs are good sticking with old tricks

Sometimes old dogs are good sticking with old tricks

We just returned from a week with my parents in Florida. At 80, they continue to amaze; fully independent, active, and enjoying life. But there are changes. My mom’s ankle is now giving her trouble. She visited a specialist who took one look at her X-ray and solemnly pronounced his best medical opinion: “your ankle

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Hello (or Cheers) from London.  I am here (and in other places in the UK and Ireland) for one month of my 6-month sabbatical.  I am meeting with dementia experts to learn about their research into managing the behavioral symptoms of dementia.  There are many parallels with our work at Michigan into finding ways to

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