Words To Live By

We’re about to embark on a new year, and this prompted me to scour the world of literature on behalf of Ping Pong Parkinson to search for words of wisdom to live by.  I found some pithy stuff written by Confucious, of course, but I have also included Henry Ford,...

Lurking Pathogens

    I keep hearing about MRSA (Mersa), and it scares me to death.  Why? It’s not because I’m unhinged  (regardless of what my mother said), it’s just that I’m very concerned about Staphylococcus aureus.  I used to be frightened of...

Stress: Part II

     I thought that when I retired I would be free of the tensions and emotional strains that had accompanied my job.  But other stressors gradually nudged their way into my life, a vast array, including financial, relationships, family sickness, my own health...

Exercise + PD

(Stress Part II, has been delayed (Lao Du is sleeping)      Exercise is a crucial component of a Parkinson’s treatment program.  It’s not an option – it’s  a MUST.  Keeping fit  by working out  promotes neuroplasticity and is as important as the pharmacological...

Stress, Part I

     Hey, pal, you say you were just rammed by a cruise ship while sailing your little 20 foot sloop offshore, and now you’re cold and wet because there’s a hole the size of a watermelon at the bow below the waterline … and the water is coming into...