Author: Virge

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Open Thread: What’s Your Camelot?

When was that magical time in your life you’re most thankful for – when everything just seemed….perfect? Share your story!

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Open Thread Update: Open Letter to Tech Product Designers

An open letter to tech product designers who don’t understand why many older people rebel against the constant parade of “upgrades.” Add your reasons!

Friday, November 4, 2022

Open Thread Update: Are We Appy Yet?

Readers share their issues with legacy programs and technology that tech upgrades leave behind. Why, Kindle, why?

Monday, October 31, 2022

Spooky Short Films on YouTube

Fire up your laptop, turn off all the lights, and check out some of the spookiest short films on YouTube.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Open Thread Update: Miss Me?

Typewriters that went “BING!” and software you could own outright without a zillion upgrades. What do you miss BC (Before computers?)

Friday, October 7, 2022

Open Thread Update: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Handling the physical changes of aging  requires creativity….and workarounds. Readers share their favorite tips. Add yours!!

Friday, September 23, 2022

Open Thread Update: September 11, 2001

Remembering 9/11/2001. Is it time to move on? Or should we continue to mark the day? Share your thoughts, reactions and memories of that day.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Open Thread Update: Guilty Pleasures

Readers share their ‘guilty pleasures.” Some will surprise you! What’s your favorite little treat?

Thursday, September 1, 2022

WATCH: Craig Ferguson on Why We Worship Youth

Why do we worship youth, anyway? Comedian Craig Ferguson lays it out for us in this blast from the past clip.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Open Thread Update: Phone Follies

Wait till you read the solutions and tricks people use to outwit phone scammers, including one deep voiced genius’s solution.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Senior Planet Extra: Author Talk

We’re thrilled to announce that the author of this month’s book club pick, A Rising Man, Abir Mukherjee will be joining our zoom discussion. Join us on August 25!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Open Thread Update: Sleepy Time. Not!

How did sleep suddenly become a challenge?

Friday, July 29, 2022

Open Thread Update: Why Is Staying in Touch So Hard?

For some reason, it seems to take the logistical equivalent of a moon launch just to arrange a simple get together with two or three people.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Open Thread Update: Shopping Sprees and Retail Therapy

Art supplies? Flowers? Hats? Readers share the shopping splurges that lift them when they need some retail therapy. What’s yours?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Watch: Age Is an Asset

Had enough of the ageism in popular culture? Check out this inspiring Tedx talk: Age is an Asset – and the Four Diamonds.