On Turning 50

There are many milestones when it comes to aging. 16 (driving), 18 (adultishness), 25 (first million, right?), 30 (wait, no millions yet?), 40 (nevermind) and onward…  Then the big ones—most of which land at the beginnings of decades. Like turning 50. This is my new decade as of yesterday. Am I pleased about it? Well,…

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Are brain-games digital crack?

Apparently, I signed up for the newsletter of brain-game designers Lumosity, whose various drills for dendrites leverage our natural neuroplasticity in an effort to find one’s lost marbles and change them from cat’s eyes into steelies. The fact that I don’t recall signing up for their brain-spam means I either need their services or their…