In September of 2016, I ecstatically added to the burgeoning class of baby-boomers becoming grandparents. There are 70 million Americans a year joining the ranks. Caregiving my granddaughter during the workweek is a bit of heaven, and much comfort to her parents. It’s also longevity enhancing for me: the Berlin Aging Study found that grandparents who provided non-custodial childcare died at a rate 37% lower than for grandparents who did not provide childcare, and even non-grandparents benefited if they did caregiving .
On Father’s Day 2015 I did an author interview on KOIT radio (San Francisco) with Armin Brott (aka Mr. Dad) for his “Positive Parenting” show. Listen here.
This study combines tangible evidence of an important historical event, and speaks to the intangible qualities of the time through the telling of the everyday life of the people. Guanacaste-Cultural-Landscape-Study.pdf
Within academia, any system of interaction between human activity and natural habitat is regarded as a cultural landscape. As tourists, we interact with cultural landscapes all the time.
Cultural Resources are parts of the environment that people ascribe significance because it relates to a practice or beliefs of a living community. They can be artifacts, petroglyphs, buildings, and landscapes, or historical records, social institutions, folklife, and expressive culture.