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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White Collar Workers at Higher Risk for Parkinson’s and ALS
Bruce

White Collar Workers at Higher Risk for Parkinson’s and ALS

A just-released report from the Center for Disease Control in the USA states that there is a higher chance of dying from Parkinson’s disease (as well as ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease) if you are in a higher socioeconomic status profession (such as “computer and mathematical; architecture and engineering; legal; and education, training, and library …

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Help Bruce Swim His Way to a Cure for Parkinson’s!
Bruce

Help Bruce Swim His Way to a Cure for Parkinson’s!

Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the streets…and swimming long distance open water events to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research! Click here to donate! I am swimming in three events: – July 22: Grimaldo’s Mile (a one-mile race along the beach at Coney Island) – …

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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! A few weeks ago I featured Justin Timberlake singing “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  It appears the catchy melody and rhythm have gotten everyone up off the sofa and dancing hither, thither and …

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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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Cure for Parkinson’s? Try Irish Dancing!
Bruce

Cure for Parkinson’s? Try Irish Dancing!

A friend alerted me to this article about an Italian doctor who enjoys playing Irish music and who noticed that a man with Parkinson’s seemed to lose his symptoms when he did Irish dancing. So the doctor, Daniele Volpe, conducted an experiment with 24 Parkies.  Half of them received conventional physical therapy for six months.  The …

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Gay Senior Housing Complexes Can’t Keep Up With Demand
Bruce

Gay Senior Housing Complexes Can’t Keep Up With Demand

I’ve reported recently about the problems some LGBTQ Parkies may face looking for a safe residence in a senior citizen community (click!  click!  click!  click!).  Today’s New York Times writes about gay-friendly senior apartments opening up around the country.  Now the problem is meeting the demand:  sometimes 1000 people apply for a gay-friendly residence that has …

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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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