Pumping Irony

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

Cynical Presumptions

Is it just my age that make some folks think I’m a curmudgeon? A new study suggests that the elderly are less cynical than most.

Stressed About Stress Tests

A new study from Johns Hopkins uses treadmill stress tests to determine mortality rates, an approach that, to me at least, seems unnecessarily stress-inducing.

Faulty Connections

I know how important it is to stay connected with friends as we get older, but some connections are better than others.

The Other Drug Problem

Geezers are flocking to prescription drugs to combat anxiety and insomnia, despite their well-known risks. Maybe it’s time to step back and consider the real nature of this addiction.

The Power of Suggestion

Ageist stereotyping can drag geezers down, so it’s important to create a strong sense of self that can carry you through.

Of Bicycles and Biology

It seems that in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to check into a clinic and get an enzyme that will extend your life. All I want to extend is this January thaw, so I can ride my bike to coffee shop.

Living Too Long

It’s comfortable to assume that death will arrive at a convenient time, but that’s seldom how it works out.