The Curse of Aging Part 2: Mechanisms

Overview In the last installment of this series we went over the definition of aging and the history of its study.  Today, we will go into depth about what actually happens with age (observable effects) and why it happens (underlying molecular causes). Aging, as we discussed, is defined by deleterious biological changes to an organism (us) occurring overtime….

The Curse of Aging, Part 1: Definition and History

Aging research, something which has steadily been developing for several decades, has recently reached critical mass to begin establishing itself as a cultural phenomenon.  At the same time, it remains one of the most misunderstood subjects I can think of.  Over the past 2 or 3 years I have seen front page headlines on Discover magazine, Time, even The Economist about…

Rebel

Every dim day beneath a gray sky When the hot air has grown stale in the tangential presence of every memory which sucks moisture as it grazes by I smile, stare into the distance and say, today I am alive, and there is a world which is great! And I run, for this is my…

Trip to Yosemite

Departing before dawn to a land of endless sunshine, rays that serve to remind me of those spots inside my mind. Spots that shift on the glowing surface and taint the light, tempered and dissolved for a moment at the sight of that valley.   In this land before and beyond thoughts of time we…

4:00 am Can’t Sleep

Rose petals draped over the exposed face of my ego, crumbling already as I reflect upon What has always been. What is yet to come, your face is just a mirror to my thoughts right now. Shrouded by the morning mist which always lifts. But I know in truth, what lies beneath is the most…

Day by Day

Day by day, night by night, twilight upon the leaves, I sing a song lest I may sink with the sun beneath the sea. I am little lest I know the truth My rainbow in a pot of gold, as it may be   I move once more in a careful dashing gait As I…

The Valley

That moment in which All masks are removed, I’m free A moment of clarity That moment I flowed forth Through the Valley I saw my soul reflected on the mountainsides And I felt in my heart what it meant to be me