Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Navin Kumar – Parkie Ping Pong Powerhouse
Bruce

Navin Kumar – Parkie Ping Pong Powerhouse

I’ve blogged recently about a local tennis table center which hosts a weekly night for people with Parkinson’s disease.  But now I’ve met, via email, Navin Kumar, a top-ranked ping-pong athlete who not only has Parkinson’s disease but a history of congenital heart problems that resulted in five open-heart surgeries and a partially artificial heart. Navin …

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Parkie Ping-Pong: Part 3 and Counting
Bruce

Parkie Ping-Pong: Part 3 and Counting

I’ve blogged twice now (click!  click!) about the weekly Parkinson’s night at a local table tennis center, and now there’s more to come.  Here’s another news clip about the event – and yes, that’s me in the background either hitting balls or chasing after them!   It turns out ping-pong offers a lot of benefits …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Parkie Ping-Pong, Part 2
Bruce

Parkie Ping-Pong, Part 2

Last week I posted a news story about the Westchester Table Tennis Center’s Parkinson’s Night.  This week I went. There were about ten Parkies in a separate room from the main part of the Center.  The evening began with some yoga stretches to loosen us up, make us more aware of our bodies, and promote …

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Coming Out With Parkinson’s: Whom Do You Tell?
Bruce

Coming Out With Parkinson’s: Whom Do You Tell?

Today’s New York Times has an article that asks:  If you have a serious medical condition, whom should you tell?  One of the people described in the article (the author’s father) has Parkinson’s. As I’m all in favor of letting people know I have PD, I’ll paste here some of the benefits cited in the …

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