Last week we're shooting in a health clinic, in small town Texas. It's a six part series on health care. Very interesting stories....cutting edge stuff. I'm interviewing the RN, who though 60, could pass for Helen Mirren any day. After shooting her, she looks at me and says, "Here's what gets me. We have old people who come to our clinic not because they are sick, but because they have no one to talk to. They hang in the waiting area, or talk to the Nurses because they are lonely. We ask some people, 'is there a family member you can bring with you to the next visit?' They are embarrsed to say they have no one. And what I"m telling you isn't isolated, it happens al the time." I was more stuck by that comment than any of the other cool things she said about health care. Weird thing that I noticed when I was in Asia --there, seniors are venerated--here in the U.S.. older people are seen as a burden--a drain on resources-- hmmmm, not sure what that says about our collective humanity.