Sunday, July 07, 2019

Lakeside 2019, Week 4

The daytime lectures this week feature Kelly Dillion of Wittenburg University speaking on “Kids, Guns & the Media,” and “Media Literacy for  all Ages” on Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday Mark Dawidziak speaks on “The Twilight Zone,” and on Thursday, “Rod Serling & Mark Twain: moralists in disguise.”

Tuesday evening at Hoover Auditorium will be author, Michael Roizen, MD, Cleveland Clinic, speaking on the 6 + 2 normals.  Here’s a YouTube of one of his lectures. 

At another lecture,  given this year, he said,

“Consider that 84% of all healthcare costs are due to chronic disease, and 75% of chronic diseases are driven by just six measurable factors:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Fasting blood sugar (or hemoglobin A1C)
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Smoking (measured by blood cotinine levels)
  • Unmanaged stress

These six predictors of chronic disease are controllable in up to 95% of people.”  (+2) See your primary care provider and stay up to date on your immunizations.  So for being 80 and 81, we’re in pretty good shape (but I need to lower my cholesterol).

Today, Sunday afternoon, a woman is speaking for the Heritage Society about how she came back to Marblehead Peninsula to start a business.  On Monday in Chautauqua Hall we’ll have another evening of Porch Stores—this little feature now in the 3rd year has been so popular (and it is nationwide) that it is held in Chautauqua Hall in the Fountain Inn rather than on a porch.  Tuesday at the Women’s Club I plan to attend a program about Mrs. Warren Harding.

Last night a huge crowd showed up to enjoy the Spinners, a black do-wop group, but although we stuck our heads in the door, it was so hot we went over to the Barris’ and chatted with Dan.  Friday’s Cooking with Chef Stacy lecture  in the morning featured how to purchase, chop, treat and store knives, and she did a demo for corn chowder, made with 2 quarters of cream!  We asked, but she said, no, it should be cream—just eat less of it if concerned about calories. I’m not a member of the CLSC discussion group, but Thursday they are doing “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Townes, and our book club did that one, so I may see what that’s about.  On Friday July 12, we’ll have another Organizing 101 on dealing with “stuff.”  The first one was very good.

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