On Greying

I’m not what I used to be. (None of us are.) These days I find myself getting tired playing ping pong, frequently needing to sit down and take a rest. There was a time, not that long ago actually, when I could play for hours at a time, and I could do hard physical...

Ping Pong Grieving

(Warning: the following blog contains more flapdoodle [screwy hooey] from Lao Du. PPP is not responsible for the inanities contained below.) Losing a close match can change your life for the worse. It’s like a death. Pure despair. Although losing is a part of life –...

Tai Chi II

In 2012, there appeared an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (a gold standard) about tai chi and Parkinson’s Disease which basically endorsed it as beneficial. Subsequently, the National Parkinson’s Foundation came on board with the same conclusion and...

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s Disease I

There have been several studies that conclude that Tai Chi is a very good therapeutic modality for Parkinson’s Disease. We will have more to say about this in future blogs, but for now I’d like to bring to your attention a video I ran into produced by...