One patient's progress on the road to age 120. He lives in an antique biochemical machine, model 1938. He has a one in two billion chance of reaching age 120, but doesn't dwell on these odds. Human longevity, from one patient's point of view as he lives it with excursions into life. He reserves the right to go off on tangents that may have a remote connection to health and longevity. After all, what's a guy to do with 50 years on his hands? E-mail: email@example.com.
Father dying young(27)and abandoned by his mother,George Pollock grew up in foster homes. At 17 he ran away. Alone, no family,dead-end jobs, he joined the U.S. Army. He served 1956-58 as a radar operator at a Nike site in California, scanning the skies for "commie" aircraft. After army service, with the help of a National Defense Education Act loan,he went to college (Merrimack). He made the varsity hockey team as a freshman and got a a full, 4-year athletic scholarship. He went to UMass for a Master's Degree. He and his new bride took off for Africa (Kenya and Nigeria) where he taught for 3 years. He went on to a long career in educational publishing as a writer and editor. Today, though years beyond normal retirement age, he writes Patient's Progress. He writes stories, not tweets. They go anywhere,get the research they deserve, involve issues and people he experiences firsthand, and are as long as they need to be. He also publishes ebooks,(listed at the end of the story). He has no boss. He says: "Today I am a pure writer. I write what I damn well please and the way I think it should be done -- and I am happy to let readers judge the result."