Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Dr. Michael Greger: Dialing Down the Grim Reaper Gene

Only about 1 in 10,000 people live to be a 100 years old. What’s their secret?

December 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Karen Friedland: Gone

Gone is the old grove of green trees

Gone is the once-young, dancing body I had

October 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Dr. Michael Greger: How do we slow aging?

Basically, the theory goes, we’re rusting.

October 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eva-Maria Simms: Letter from my 60th Birthday

I broke into tears before the great abbey door because the lament of the elements had overwhelmed my heart.

August 18, 2019 · 8 Comments

Miriam Levine: On the Steps of the Miami Beach Cinematheque

Soon I’d be eighty. My hip ached,
the thumb he kissed bent with arthritis.
His scent was lime, and the nape
of his neck smooth as summer jade.

July 20, 2019 · 5 Comments

Dr. Michael Greger: How to Suppress the Aging Enzyme TOR

Over the last decade, more than 5,000 papers have been published about TOR, an engine-of-aging enzyme inhibited by the drug rapamycin. (What is TOR? Check out my videos Why Do We Age? and Caloric Restriction … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: I Want to Go Back

I want to go back to my youth again where all is in my realm, even good health, a new young boy and soccer games to watch— where I can … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

Paul Christensen: The Dregs of October

I’m staring out of a large window onto a stone wall where an ancient grape vine hangs heavy with bunches of blue grapes. There’s no one to cut down these … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Death Metal Grandma

. Death Metal Grandma follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Vincent Spina: At the Gulfport Library

I’m in the reading room counting years and how this piece fits into that other it’s almost sexual —you knew that already—but i am old and allowed to gum my … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: I am always in love

I am always in love because that is what we are here to do. It feels like dyspepsia when it can’t find its object or its object is abstract. It … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · 4 Comments

Elizabeth Gargano: Why I Chose to Be My Mother’s Caretaker

Living on Human Time When I tell friends and acquaintances that my eighty-nine-year-old mother will be moving in with my husband and me, I get two kinds of stares. One … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Sam Hamill: Three Poems

Septuagenarian Sitting alone in late summer twilight sipping cold sake   reading the obituaries of my friends . To Margaret, the Librarian It was a librarian who first showed me … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Dr. Michael Greger: Aging

A six-year study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found three behaviors exerted enormous impact on mortality: not currently smoking, consuming a healthier diet, and moderately exercising at … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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