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 21 
 on: January 14, 2019, 11:35:13 pm 
Started by Front-Ranger - Last post by serious crayons
I started looking at what's been written on this subject and found that there are two articles that have appeared in multiple publications and I didn't find much else beyond that.

How are you looking them up? I just now typed "caregiving" into Google and got 115 million results. Many are websites about caregiving rather than articles published in major publications and some may be about paid caregivers but still, there's plenty of info on family caregivers. At least of the kind I've looked for when writing about it; far more than I had time to look at.

I googled my own byline with "caregiving" and got three stories -- one about the financial aspects, one about caregiving in general (with sidebars about specific families) and one about more men becoming caregivers. A colleague at the paper has also written a bunch of good stories because she did a year-long fellowship on the topic, which I'd be happy to PM you links to. There are also whole books, including one published by AARP that we got free copies of at one of the fellowships I attended. If you're interested, I could send you my copy if I didn't get rid of it in my downsizing frenzy.

But maybe you're looking for something more specific?

I haven't read the piece you linked yet, but I've heard that Rob Lowe is a good writer.



 22 
 on: January 14, 2019, 11:26:50 pm 
Started by CellarDweller - Last post by serious crayons
90,000 miles in a year would be nearly 250 miles a day!!  Shocked

I guess it would be possible if you commuted to work about five hours round trip, every day.  Undecided




 

 23 
 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:16 pm 
Started by CellarDweller - Last post by serious crayons
I'm not sure I'd trust those self-driving cars.  It would take a big leap of faith for me to get into one of those.

Well, they've driven millions of miles in them and so far the accident rate is far, far lower than it is with human drivers. One article I saw said the biggest fear with self-driving cars is that they're so safe there'll be a shortage of organ donations!  Shocked




 24 
 on: January 14, 2019, 11:22:14 pm 
Started by Front-Ranger - Last post by serious crayons
Yes, I saw that, and I wondered if posting it violated some copyright or fair use provision.

Not really.

Reprinting part of an article (with credit and ideally a link) is fine, and reprinting all of it probably isn't a big deal if you credit the author and publication. If the New Yorker or the writer (whichever owns the rights) saw it on BetterMost and wanted it taken down, we'd have to do it. But I doubt they'd consider it a big deal under the circumstances -- John credited the author and publication and it's available for free online (albeit on a New Yorker page, which would have ads and get clicks that could help sell space to advertisers, which I guess would be the only possible issues -- they'd lose the clicks from the four or five people who would read it here instead of there).

Jeff probably won't see this, but FWIW for anyone else who's interested.



 25 
 on: January 14, 2019, 09:52:27 pm 
Started by Front-Ranger - Last post by Jeff Wrangler
Yes, John posted the article in its entirety here, just a few posts down.

Yes, I saw that, and I wondered if posting it violated some copyright or fair use provision (sorry, John), but I didn't say anything.

 26 
 on: January 14, 2019, 09:36:05 pm 
Started by David In Indy - Last post by Front-Ranger
Time to rev up this topic again! I'm determined to find a better way to celebrate love. . .maybe by watching Brokeback Mountain, one of the most romantic films of all time!

 27 
 on: January 14, 2019, 06:29:12 pm 
Started by CellarDweller - Last post by CellarDweller
Or perhaps you won't need a car by then. I keep hearing that self-driving cars are going to be common any day now. And when they are, I assume some will operate like Uber only cheaper because there's no driver to pay. You summon one with your phone, have it take you to work (or wherever) and summon another to go home.

I'm looking forward to that day and to saying bye-bye to car ownership and all of its hassles. Not to mention the massive amount of real estate occupied by parking lots, parking ramps and garages.

I'm not sure I'd trust those self-driving cars.  It would take a big leap of faith for me to get into one of those.

LOL     I turn 75 in March so have to renew my licence. In NZ driving licences last 10 years but they only gave me a licence for 9 years when I moved here in 2010. I have to go for a medical but do not expect any problems. I  will then have a licence for another 5 years.

Ten years, that's a long time.  I think in the US driver's licenses are renewed every 3 years or so.

I drive roughly 12 000 miles a year. A far way from 90 000. Maybe you misread it as 120 000 in that FB post? Or maybe I accidentally slipped in an additional zero?


Anyway, I just bought a new car last November. A Toyota Auris Hybrid. I'm very happy with it. It's smaller than my previous Hyundai, which gives me the possibility to rent a lot in the parking garage across my workplace, which I did. I've had the parking spot for three days so far and I love it!   And I totally love the hybrid. It really saves me quite some gas. Katherine is right, gas is expensive in Europe. Currently 5,62$ per gallon.

Here's my new drive:

Oh, she's a beauty!  Good luck with her!

 28 
 on: January 14, 2019, 06:24:44 pm 
Started by CellarDweller - Last post by CellarDweller
Hiya BetterMost friends.





Weekends pass too quickly!!!!

Today was a little busy, but things seemed to fall into place, and I was able to leave on time.

I took some of the stuff to the office for the birthday lunch tomorrow, the plates, some spreads, chips and rolls.  Tomorrow I'll be getting the cold cuts on the way to work.   I'm also going to buy some cookies to take to bowling.

 29 
 on: January 14, 2019, 06:15:33 pm 
Started by Shuggy - Last post by CellarDweller
it reminds of the time Perry did a "traditional marriage" video in a jacket similar to the one Ennis wears.  LOL

 30 
 on: January 14, 2019, 06:10:53 pm 
Started by CellarDweller - Last post by Front-Ranger
90,000 miles in a year would be nearly 250 miles a day!!  Shocked

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