This episode is the beginning of some new thoughts of mine. I thought I'd post a podcast on my feelings about being a senior - in fact a senior, senior, and relate some of my experiences along the way.
I have particularly discussed a technique of getting to grips with life, which I've applied very successfully - in fact this technique changed my life, and, during a time of reflection and some melancholy, has literally given me a new lease of life. I have come to realize that whatever your age, there is just so much you can still do without being hampered by the baggage of the past, and I am now going forward with a new zest for accomplishment.
Take a look- or rather, a listen, to this podcast and hopefully it will give you seniors out there a new inspiration for achievement. You'll find it at www.seniorshotspot.com or by clicking here.
This symposium featured Dr.Dan Levitt, who gave a most interesting and absorbing talk about the issues confronting Seniors in their old age, and how to deal with them as caregivers, friends, medical personnel, and as Seniors themselves.
This talk, which is presented as an abbreviated, 20 minute version of the complete video, which takes over an hour, certainly offers something to think about. The complete version can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Wk2Br4SKm04d
I've also added a podcast of an interesting discussion with some of the members of the popular Showtime group in Vancouver, to my SeniorsHotspot site, which you can see by clicking the "PODCASTS" tab on this site.
This podcast features an interview with Grant Shear, coincidentally a long-lost cousin, who captained the USA Indoor Bowls competition against the Vancouver team. Grant discusses the game of bowls with particular reference to Seniors, and how this can provide an interesting attraction for Seniors in terms of its non-exacting physical requirements, social interaction, and the strategic elements of the game. Any Senior interested in taking up a sport with these elements, will find this an interesting podcast. You can hear this podcast at www.seniorshotspot.com
I've just published a new video that I took of an interesting event - the presentation of awards to special Honourees at the Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver. "Whoa!" you'll say - "I'm not interested in AGMs of other organizations, unless I'm concerned". But this one features some entertainment by two fascinating people. Ralph Jackson (one of the Honourees), is a decorated war veteran, but besides that, he was a well-known Scottish crooner who sang with big bands such as Ted Heath in days gone by, and at 90, hasn't lost any of his charm. You'll enjoy him. And his accompanist Lorraine Smith, is really great and her vivacity will spill over to you. So, if you're into this sort of thing, take a look at my "Samples of our work" page. This video is also published at www.jsalliance.org
I've just posted an interesting interview with Beryl Israel, the founder and director of SHOWTIME - the Seniors Group who entertain Seniors in Vancouver. This is composed of amateur singers and dancers, but don't let that fool you. Their entertainment is high-class and entertaining. You'll find the interview on www.seniorshotspot.com
I've been sorting out my priorities lately, and will be concentrating more on the Seniors Podcasts. I haven't forgotten about Aesop's Fables, but am putting this on hold for awhile. You can still see them on www.stanspodspot.weebly.com
In the meantime I've just completed a fascinating interview with a lady who has made a great impact on the Seniors entertainment scene, and will be publishing this very shortly.
Here it is - the well known fable about how futile it is to lie, because you'll be caught out sooner or later when you are telling the truth, and people won't believe you! You'll find it both on this site, and on www.stanspodspot.weebly.com. I hope you enjoy it, and in anticipation of next week's episode, all I'm going to say is that I hope you will agree that its worth its weight in gold. Have I given it away? Well I just couldn't resist because it's a golden opportunity to share Aesop's wisdom with you. Have a great weekend everybody.
I've just completed another fable on the well-known story of the boy who cried wolf. Such a well-known saying, that I thought that I simply HAD to do it. So valid in our day and age, the moral being, "Don't lie, for whatever reason, for if you get a reputation for being a liar, people will NEVER believe you - even when it's a genuine statement and you need help desparately." It will be published in a day or two, and I'm also looking around for suitable subjects to interview for my previous publications. I just want to space out the publications on a regular basis, otherwise I'm going to be swamped by trying to constantly produce new material. So WATCH THIS SPACE.
I've just uploaded my latest episode of "The Tortoise and the Hare" You'll find this on my Podcast page. Hope you enjoy it.
I've also created a new site devoted mainly to "Aesop's Fables". You'll find this on "www.stanspodspot.weebly.com". I now have two sites devoted to podcasts - the www.seniorshotspot.com site and my new one. I find it much easier to keep the Seniors podcasts independent of good old Aesop, and also, can use my new site for other, incidental podcast postings. This is all in preparation for migrating to Itunes, and really get things moving. So I hope you find this convenient, and will appreciate any comments. Thanks
I'm so happy to say that things are now starting to happen with my series on Aesop's Fables. I've posted my first two episodes since "The Grasshopper and the Ant"! The first one is the fable of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - which teaches us just how we can choose to live a life of happiness and excitement as the Town Mouse, with its associated pressures, until things come crashing down on us with an unexpected event. This is contrasted with the life of the Country Mouse, who lives a quiet, unpretentious life without all these pressures, and may be poor, but is happy and satisfied.
My second episode is an interview with a really great guy, who lived a happy, if not too luxurious life with all he wanted, until he was involved in a bad accident which left him in a wheel chair. Kent gives his views on life in terms of his circumstances, and relates this to Aesop's fable.
You can listen to both these episodes by going to our Podcast page, which I'll be adding to on a weekly basis. I'm not going to tell you now about what my next episode is - but it's a well-known fable, and I know you're going to enjoy it. So stay tuned, and if you have any comments, please click on the Comments button at the top left of this post, so that we can share them with my viewers and make this a really fun and informative site.
August 16, 2016
I really need to update my blog on a daily basis. But I've been really busy getting things established. I'm happy to say that today I completed my podcast on "The Tortoise and the Hare". I'm very happy the way it turned out, and will post it in the next day or two - just getting things organized with ITunes and all the procedures that go with that. I'm trying to find some folks to interview - adults and kids - on how these Fables relate to their lives, and will post them as soon as I've got things moving on this front. Any suggestions on my next Fable?
August 18, 2016
Its published! The Tortoise and the Hare. Hope you enjoy it. Also, to make it (hopefully) easier to navigate around my posts and podcasts, I've created a new blog devoted mainly to Aesop's Fables. This is going to make it easier in the future, as it is distinct from my Seniors blog at www.seniorshotspot.com Please take a look at www.stanspodspot.weebly.com, where you'll find all my Aesop's podcasts laid out in a more orderly fashion.