Author: Virge

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Open Thread: The First Time Online

We’re the only ones who lived pre-internet. Readers, what was the first thing you did or looked up online? Tell your story in the comments!

Friday, March 10, 2023

Open Thread Update: Title Your Autobiography

What close shave, narrow escape or lucky break would inspire your autobiography? What would you title your life story?

Friday, February 24, 2023

Open Thread Update: Romantic Lessons

Readers share their Valentine’s Day insights and memories. Add yours!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Open Thread Update: If I knew then….

Looking forward – and back – at New Year’s and reviewing lessons learned. What would you tell your younger self? Share your wisdom!

Friday, January 27, 2023

Open Thread Update: Favorite Family Sayings

Readers share family wit and wisdom, from the zany “Here’s mud in your eye, fishface!” to the practical “Those dishes won’t wash themselves.” What’s your memory?

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Open Thread Update: New Year’s Resolutions…for Others

Readers share the airing of grievances about slow payers on lines, seat hogs, incomprehensible email writers and others. Who do you think needs to make a New Year’s Resolution?

Friday, December 30, 2022

Open Thread Update: Worst Holiday Gifts

A blue Elvis lamp? Orange Jell-o? Readers share their worst or weirdest holiday gifts. How about you?

Thursday, December 29, 2022

A Year of Aging with Attitude: 2022

What does aging with attitude mean to Oscar nominees and Senior Planet Trainers, Sponsored Athletes and volunteers?

Friday, December 16, 2022

Open Thread Update: Disappearing Act

What disappeared during the Covid lockdown – businesses, habits, social conventions? Tell us about it in the comments!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Open Thread Update: What’s Your Camelot?

Readers share their magic moments when everything just seemed….perfect. What’s yours?

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.