Open Thread

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!!

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?

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.

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?

Friday, July 1, 2022

Open Thread Update: Class Reunion

Where were you in ’72? Attending a 50th high school reunion is a walk down memory lane. In penny loafers. What was your reunion like?

Friday, June 17, 2022

Open Thread Update: Whining and Dining

Our readers weigh in on noisy restaurants, tiny portions, big prices, and how to dine with attitude when shown to a table near the kitchen.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Open Thread Update: Pivotal Events

Are age cohorts shaped by epochal events, or just by a year in the calendar? what events shaped you? Share your views!

Friday, May 20, 2022

Open Thread Update: Time Bandits

Surveys, spam calls…is getting older like having an unpaid second job? Readers weigh in on the time – and timewasters – it takes to manage modern life. Add yours!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Open Thread Update: Money Hacks!

Readers share their best money-saving tips. Who knew white vinegar was so versatile? Add your best money-saving hacks here!