Revisiting My Medical School Sketchbooks

Revisiting My Medical School Sketchbooks

This is one of the sketches I did as a medical student when rotating through the VA Hospital.   It was done with a felt-tip marker, probably a Flair, on the back of a Doctors Order sheet.   It’s not dated, but was probably done in 1979.  It shows a scene you...
Urban Sketching in Portland, Oregon

Urban Sketching in Portland, Oregon

I recently spent time in Portland, Oregon.  My reason for going was to present research at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting that was held at the Convention Center.  While there, I was able to get out and explore the downtown area, and also do some...
Celebrating Old Age at the Burning Ghats in Benares

Celebrating Old Age at the Burning Ghats in Benares

Benares, also known as Varanasi, is the holiest city in India and one of the oldest living cities of the world.  It is built on the banks of the sacred river Ganges – a place of pilgrimage and home to Shiva, the volatile and compassionate god who is known as the...
Ambulating Manhattan

Ambulating Manhattan

Across the globe, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and there is a growing recognition that urban environments need to be more age-friendly.   With its rich cultural offerings and easy access to stores, New York City looks like a great place to...
Aging on the Covers of The Gerontologist

Aging on the Covers of The Gerontologist

Looking back at my published work on the covers of The Gerontologist, two underlying themes are diversity and strength in old age. Any student of aging knows that the older population is more diverse than ever, with differences expressed in color, culture, identity,...
Aging & Spirituality on the Covers of The Gerontologist

Aging & Spirituality on the Covers of The Gerontologist

Given the subject matter it is fitting that my last cover on The Gerontologist came out in time for the Spring holidays.  I’ve been looking back on my 20 years of covers on TG and blogging on themes that ran through the images.  This post presents a selection of...