Pumping Irony

Craig Cox, an EL deputy editor and self-proclaimed resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

Knee Jerk

Knee-Jerk Reaction

Creaky knees are sending you a message. If you listen, you may be able to avoid surgery — and worse.

Mysteries and Mortality

Mysteries and Mortality

Nobody knows how long they’re going to live, but a new study supports my approach — don’t fret about stuff and you may actually live longer.

Seniors are Serene

Seniors and Serenity

A new study suggests geezers are more serene than younger folks, a fact that may explain why my wife and I have survived a home renovation project.


Every Little Bit Counts

The older I get, the less I’m attracted to vigorous workouts. A new study suggests that may not be a bad thing.

Longevity Gap

Bridging the Longevity Gap

A new study shows that rich people are living a lot longer than the poor, but I’m not convinced it’s always about the money.

Dodging the Silver Bullet

Dodging the Silver Bullet

Life-extending drugs are all the rage, but a visit to a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine reminds me how well my aging body responds to a more holistic healing approach.


You Can Look It Up

Mysterious maladies often send us online to search for answers, a process that can result in more panic than prevention.