"Preventive maintenance" is not only good for business, it's a key to optimal aging. With ever-increasing health care costs and extended life expectancy raising concerns for quality of life, focusing on wellness and understanding the complexitieis of health care are cricical.  

Filter Article list:
Article Scope:  

The Author, Category and Topic selectors will reflect the Article Scope setting.

Date range:    
Current: articles posted within the last 30 Days
Recent: articles posted within the last 3 Months
Sort Order:    

Hints on searching Articles

Some articles may be restricted—viewable only to logged-in users with the appropriate Security Level.

You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 30 Days
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 3 Months
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).

216 articles found. You can use the search filter form above to narrow your search

QUICK VIEW  Sorted by category, post date (newest to oldest) and title
Click on Category name to expand details within category, or on item title to view article

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 4 records found

Nature Versus Nurture by Barbara Greenleaf

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

With Praise for Aging Spouses by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Arts & Entertainment

 5 records found

A Week Away Musical by Rusty Wright

War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright

The Vow by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Greg Asimakoupoulos

John and Kate Plus Hate by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

The Three Amigos by Greg Asimakoupoulos

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 7 records found

Summer Sundays by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Season of Harvest by Leona Bergstrom

Tending the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A COVID Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Shack Movie Review by Rusty Wright

Abba Father, We Adore You by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 2 records found

Giving Money to Adult Children by Barbara Greenleaf

Tri-Generational Settings by Dan Seagren


 5 records found

A Weekend in the Wilds of Connecticut by Garrison Keillor

It's a Wonderful (Amazing) Life! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

City Slickers by Dan Seagren

Time to Remember by Dan Seagren

A Sentimental Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Government & Politics

 2 records found

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Debilitated Seniors by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Grandsons of Norway Take Pride by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 43 records found

My Dad was My Shepherd by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Happy Father's Day 2023! by James N. Watkins

Two Mothers Named Elsie by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An Old Man Thinking at the Thanksgiving Table by Garrison Keillor

Happy Father's Day 2022 by James N. Watkins

There are 38 more items for the category Holidays and the Family topic...See the whole list

Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves


 1 record found

COVID and the Cone by George Garrison

Life Events

 10 records found

Becoming Like Children by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Manhattan Man Living in the Past by Garrison Keillor

What We Don't Know We Must Invent by Garrison Keillor

Longing for the Good Old Days! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Hike to Times Square and Back by Garrison Keillor

There are 5 more items for the category Life Events and the Family topic...See the whole list

News & Current Events

 14 records found

The Black Dog Bites Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Praying for a Ukrainian Mother by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Crumbling Foundation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Kids, I Lost My Job by Ken Potts

And the Children Cry by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 9 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Family topic...See the whole list


 104 records found

Children Who Marry Their Parents by James N. Watkins

Reflections on Fatherhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Plate of Rigatoni with Friends by Garrison Keillor

A Dad's Tribute to His Daughters by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Thoughts of My Dad by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 99 more items for the category Relationships and the Family topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

An Audience of One by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Daughters Need Their Daddy by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 2 records found

Parents of the Social Media Generation are Not OK by Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN Business

The New Year's Day VIsitor by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

A Happy Summer Clears the Air by Garrison Keillor


 6 records found

The Changing Image of the American Father by Barbara Greenleaf

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf

Homebodies by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson

Birth Rate by Dan Seagren

The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson

Work, Employment

 1 record found

What if My Grandchild is Not College Material? by Barbara Greenleaf