1st Parkinson’s Ping-Pong Championship a Smashing Success!
Bruce

1st Parkinson’s Ping-Pong Championship a Smashing Success!

Today was the first International Parkinson’s Ping-Pong Championship, and by all accounts it was a huge success.  Seven entrants from various countries around the world competed (that’s why I added “International” to the title), and they were videotaped and interviewed by a bevy of film and TV producers, with lots of professional photography shot, too.  …

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Happy Valentine’s Day
Bruce

Happy Valentine’s Day

In the fictional world many of us try to live in for much of our lives, Valentine’s Day means flowers and valentine cards and boxes of chocolates – all lovely (especially dark chocolate!), but tending towards the superficial. Here, however, is a touching, bitter-sweet video showcasing a couple in which one person has Parkinson’s disease …

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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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The Bigger Problem
Bruce

The Bigger Problem

The state of New Mexico made the Parkinson’s news stream this week because of a possibly insensitive remark one of the state senators made about PD.  A senate committee was discussing the lack of medical facilities available in New Mexico for Parkies, and Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto said the following when describing his experience meeting with …

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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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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environment, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! For this week’s entry, there are no suns in the lyrics.  Lisa Stansfield and Barry White have a good time singing “All Around the World.”  But look at the background:  Two parking suns keep …

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More Walking for Parkinson’s – and I Mean MORE
Bruce

More Walking for Parkinson’s – and I Mean MORE

Last week I posted a review of Chapter 2 of Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s Way of Healing.  The chapter was titled “A Man Walks Off His Parkinsonian Symptoms:  How Exercise Helps Fend Off Degenerative Disorders and Can Defer Dementia.”  It mostly concerns a man in South Africa who came down with Young Onset PD in his …

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