In 1989, Mary Catherine Bateson (daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson) wrote a book titled Composing a Life. Among other things, Bateson proposes that life is not a straightforward path, but more like an “improvisatory art.” As explanation, she notes that “improvisation doesn’t mean you don’t practice. 314 more words
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From ‘ifferisms’, a compilation volume for aphorisms which begin with the word ‘If…’ from Dr Mardy Grothe.
If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. 212 more words
Food has changed the world many times over and will continue to do so. Food is health, but also culture and tradition. From the earliest forms of cultivation, to nomadic lifestyles, to crushing poverty, to the obesity and disease epidemic—food is front and center.408 more words