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Three Things Worth Mentioning this Week

A new book: Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

I’ve always taken an active interest in the many ways I can keep my brain functioning at peak performance. Aerobic activity is one way. As some of you may know cycling is my favorite form of aerobic activity. And I know it helps me think more clearly.

Science has proven that we can grow new brain cells, even as we age.  

There are, of course, many things we can do to take care of our brains, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the CNN chief medical correspondent, tells us how in his new book: “Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age.”

Protect your mind from decline. Learn about 12 destructive myths and the 5 pillars that will rebuild you, and much more. Here’s a Washington Post review of the book.



We’re still working on the soul of America

This month we celebrated the contributions of African-Americans who’ve made our country and communities a richer, more vibrant place to live. Black History Month is over, but I hope the recognition and appreciation for Black Achievement will continue to grow. 

How about this? Harriet Tubman is still being considered for the face of the twenty-dollar bill

This month I learned about two important Black women, Audre Lorde and May Ayim. (I learned about these two ladies from Google Doodles. Surprising what you can learn from the Google homepage!)

Black History Month explained.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel


The third vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was approved and will be administered beginning the first week of March. At least 3 other companies are still working on their versions of the vaccine. 

  • AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine​

We’re on the mend, but a number of variants are on the loose. Let’s all work on this together and follow the safety protocols. With the enormous effort being focused on COVID-19, we may end up with a single vaccine that protects us against all Coronaviruses, including the common cold.

Wouldn’t that be nice?


Click these links for further information …

There are many Coronaviruses

Coronavirus is threatening a comeback