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Hey, thanks so much for stopping by my blog site. I’m glad you found it, and I hope you enjoy the variety of articles I post here.

If you’ve looked around the site at all, you’ll see that I post blogs on an eclectic assortment of topics. They range from political topics to stories that I write to recipes that I have found to parenting advice.

There really is something for everyone.

I have categorized my blogs into broad divisions that cover the scope of topics.

A little about me. . . .

I’m a retired professor of gerontology. I taught the subject for 30 years at UCLA. It was a subject that was near and dear to my heart, and I taught it with enthusiasm and passion.

I had a zillion kids come through my classes, and most of them were bright and engaging. I really enjoyed those kids.

I liked to structure my classes so that they invited vigorous discussion, and I seemed to be pretty successful at that. My classes were always packed. And we always had really great discussions. Sometimes the kids got downright angry about stuff, and that’s when the discussions really got going.

I remember once time saying the largest consumer of dog food, after dogs, was senior citizens. Wow, that got everyone riled up. It provoked a discussion that went on for a week, and lit a fire under some of those kids to get into care of the elderly.

That was always my goal: that the kids would become aware of the plight of the elderly, and that their hearts would be moved to help. Not just moved in a temporary way, but moved in a way that they would consider careers that would incorporate care of the elderly.

Or at the very minimum, that they would come from my classes with a fresh appreciation for their grandparents and peers of their grandparents.

I did seem to be fairly successful at that. I had a lot of kids come up to me at the end of the semester and tell me that they had changed their majors to gerontology and planned to pursue careers in that field.

When I heard that, I felt like I was a success as an instructor. And when I saw kids walk across the stage at graduation, with their majors announced as something in the elderly care field, I really felt like a success then.

Anyway, that’s what I did for a living.

Now I’m retired and doing things like blog writing!!

Thanks again for stopping by!

John