Thanksgiving is a unique holiday as its mostly about food (pumpkin pie, yum!) and not gifts, religion, and so on. Thanksgiving is also special as it provides us with an opportunity to thank everyone who has shown compassion and touched our lives through their generosity, be it family, friends, coworkers, or teammates.
I interviewed Marion Downs in 2007, shortly after her sassy 'senior advice' book, Shut Up and Live! (You Know How) was published. It was only my second assignment for Hearing Health magazine, and I knew little about hearing loss, hearing research, and hearing technology.
I am a rock drummer. As a teen and young adult, we played very loud and for hours at a stretch. I sensed nothing bad happening at the time besides some bothersome post-concert ringing in my ears. I was in my 20s and invincible.