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S3E4. Seventy-two…and counting

It was my birthday last Friday and so I suppose some reflections on the view from 72 are in order.  Seventy-two is a funny age because I don’t think I ever had any expectations for it. After all, it’s not a milestone year like all the years that begin new decades.  When I was in…

S3E3. Brain Eaters

In this season’s first episode, I mentioned that I was in awe of the symbiotic relationship between microglia and neurons. I’m ready to explain why. Let’s begin with the basics. We’re all familiar with neurons, the sexy cells that connect with each other, transmit electrical signals, store all of our memories and control our abilities…

S3E2. No Shock; Just Awe

Last week I mentioned a video about the role of microglia in maintaining brain health and I said that I was in awe of the symbiotic relationship between microglia and neurons. That got me thinking about what it means to be in awe of something. One morning this past week, I found myself dawdling in…

S3E1. Another Opening, Another Show

Welcome to Season 3! Where does the time go? And what on earth will this year bring? For those of you who haven’t been following this blog from the beginning, here’s a little background. I began writing in December of 2020, at the age of 69, having discarded my latest career as a political activist…

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About Me

Wayne Braffman

As I turn 70, I’m embarking on my 6th career. I’ve been an urban planner, Director of a 3,000-seat performing arts center, B&B owner and cookbook author, clinical psychologist, political activist and Chair of our local Democratic Party, and now blogger. My pattern has been to change careers every 10 years, so if all goes well, this should keep me occupied until I’m 80.