Open Thread

Friday, April 21, 2023

Open Thread Update: Fashions To Bring Back in Style

High waisted jeans, shoulder pads, hats – what fashions do you wish would come back? Let us know in the comments!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Open Thread Update: Act Your Age…Not!!

How old are you — in your mind, not your body? Thanks to researchers on ‘mental age,’ you can learn your mental age via an online quiz. What’s yours?

Friday, March 24, 2023

Open Thread Update: 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?

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 25, 2022

Open Thread Update: Open Letter to Tech Product Designers

“I want to use and enjoy what I have.” Readers chime in on the constant parade and pressure of tech upgrades. Share your thoughts!

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?

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!!