Open Thread

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Open Thread: The Unwritten Rules of Aging

A dinner with friends made me discover I was encouraging a stereotype – and my first Unwritten Rule about Aging was born. What’s yours?

Friday, September 15, 2023

Open Thread Update: Very Superstitious

Readers contribute their superstitions – with some surprises.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Open Thread Update: Aging Myths and Misconceptions

Readers share their myth-busting achievements to counter the notion that we’re ‘too old” to do anything. Add yours!

Friday, August 4, 2023

Open Thread Update: Unpaid Second Jobs, Round 2

In a first ever second update, more readers describe how modern life forces us to be our own clerks, tech support and more and the in-person services they miss. Add yours!

Friday, July 14, 2023

Open Thread Update: Miss Manners?

Readers weigh in on my post about bad manners and share their experiences.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Open Thread Update: Celebrity Quotes on Aging…and Yours!

Celebrities had their say, now Senior Planet readers share their own thoughts about getting older. How about you?

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Open Thread Update: Favorite Time-Wasters

Readers share their favorite time-wasters – animal videos, orangutan jungle school, and more. Share yours!

Friday, June 2, 2023

Open Thread Update: I’ll Never Forget Whatshername

Readers share their memory tips, tricks and pitfalls and tackle a few trivia questions about ‘whatshername.” How about you?

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Open Thread: Uh Oh.

Everyone gets in a jam and has an “Uh oh!” moment. What happened and how did you prevail? Share your story!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Open Thread Update: What’s Made Your Life Easier?

Readers share the discoveries, hacks, habits or tools to make life easier – saving time, money or peace of mind. Add yours!

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!