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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City
retired 86 year old economics professor currently in assisted living at Sagewood in South Jordan UT
Interests: writing, photography, books, caregiving, blogging, flowers blogging, recipes
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Typically, when we think of caregivers, we think of helpers with specialized skills and training in countless different health care settings. Yet, when we think about it, we are all caregivers and care receivers. We are all in this life together and we all have continuing opportunities to show our... Continue reading
Typically, when we think of caregivers, we think of helpers with specialized skills and training in countless different health care settings. Yet, when we think about it, we are all caregivers and care receivers. We are all in this life together and we all have continuing opportunities to show our... Continue reading
Here's what I want to do in restarting my blog I ran for 12 years: first, I’d like at least to get my page views up to my long run average of 70 page views a week. So far I’m... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I was sophomore class president at Powell High School in northwest Wyoming at age 14. There were about 75 students in our class. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Its time to put summer fun behind. No more leisure hours, no more lounging around. It’s time to get serious about going back to school. Back to the lecture halls. Back to the all-night cramming. Back to the exams. Back... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
School can be a wonderful experience. Learning can be an exciting journey. But school can also be difficult, depressing, and frightening. Here are a few suggestions: Be kind, be friendly, don’t bully or make fun of anyone. If anyone bullies... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Here are ten ways you can use photos to brighten someone’s life: Take a photo of someone, print it, and give it to them. I took a photo yesterday of a resident with MS in a wheelchair and her service dog and gave it to her. She was happy to... Continue reading
I ran my Curmudgeonly Professor’s blog for ten years before I had health problems and took a two year vacation while posting on Facebook. I loved the blog and my faithful followers. Now that I am starting to post regularly... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
After 11 years of beginning school, 9 years of college to earn four degrees, and 45 years of teaching 25,000 students I have come to this conclusion: The three most important things we have learned are reading and writing and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
My older sister started school a year before I did. She taught me how to read before I started school. As a result, I didn’t have much to learn in the first grade and was bored listening to other students... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I have always loved daily newspapers. I have always subscribed to the local newspapers wherever we lived plus the Washington Post, my longtime favorite, and The New York Times. Now the slow and continuing demise of local papers is posing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
When my four sisters and my brother and I were growing up, one of the most enjoyable and eagerly anticipated events of the week was time spent with the Sunday funny papers, as we called them. When Dad was working... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
The one place where Facebook excels over blogging is the social aspect of Facebook. Facebook allows us to be a community of participants, sharing photos, news, and other information. My blog is limited to what I put on it, although... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I was born in a tiny primitive country home 12 miles from Powell, Wyoming in northwest Wyoming on September 17, 1932. Apparently I was born with a stomach ache so mother sent for the neighbor lady to take care of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor