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Squatting and the Squatty Potty


What is the best exercise for longevity? During a radio broadcast on January 1, 2015, Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics, raised this interesting question. The answer; getting up out of a chair. This was the most important exercise needed to do in increments, increasing your skill at squatting. This radio broadcast continued with wise words […]

The King is in the bathtub

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King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub…  and he won’t get out!  A beautifully written book for children by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood, it had me pause to consider use of bathtubs- during the Renaissance about the time this story was written- and now.  There was no plumbing then, how did the water get […]

Japanese Escalator for wheelchairs


Japan has done good research and development towards Aging in Place solutions.  Not only is this escalator a safe innovation for people using wheelchairs, but consider the application of Universal Design for parents pushing strollers, travelers pulling their luggage on wheels and cyclists taking their bikes from place to place.