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When Blog Friends Go Missing – Take Two

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A few days ago, TGB reader Linda Crim left a comment on a post from three years ago titled, as today's is, minus the “take two.” She wanted to know if there has been an update. Well, not until now....

The Rest of My Life

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week, intending to telephone a woman who is near my age, I instead reached her mother who is 103 years old. The wrong number had been given to me in error but it turned out to be a seredipitous...

INTERESTING STUFF – 6 September 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

DROP YOUR PANTS AD CAMPAIN Yes, it's a commercial for Depends and it works on every level – it is well produced, attention-grabbing fun with exactly the right slogan for and about elders: “because wearing a different kind of underwear...

A Short Lesson in Critical Reading

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It doesn't matter if you disagree with me on this blog. Among other things, that's what we're here for – to exchange thoughts, ideas and opinions about what it's like to get old and maybe learn a thing or two...

James Hillman on Why We Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It's not that I have kept count but by now, I have undoubtedly read hundreds of books about aging and while some are okay, the majority – vast majority – are a waste of time, telling us nothing that we...

Professional Boomers Aging Badly

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Did you read that baby boomer who was whining in The New York Times last Sunday about – surprise! - getting old? More particularly, about those damned other people who insist on being younger. It is not the real-life issues...

Elder Health and Influenza

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

The Labor Day holiday always reminds me that it's flu shot season and even if I had forgotten, signs were already up last week at the supermarket pharmacies. Maybe you know the statistics about flu and old people. Or maybe...

Holiday Art Tour – Year Five (and Book Winner)

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last Wednesday, I offered up an extra copy I have of Julian Barnes' brilliant memoir of grief, Levels of Life. It was a random drawing and all you needed to do to participate was to leave a comment stating you...

INTERESTING STUFF – 30 August 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE ALS ICE CHALLENGE Unless you've been under a rock for the past week, you know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during which mostly celebrities and politicians who want a few more minutes than usual in the spotlight sit...

Me and My Elderblog

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Ever since Facebook launched in 2004, and even moreso following Twitter's online birth two years later, people who think they are in the know have been predicting the death of blogging – translation: long-form writing. The prognosticators often include the...

Preparing for Grandparenthood

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On Tuesday's post about not having borne children and therefore having an old age without grandchildren, Karen Swift mentioned this in her comment: ”My first grandchild will arrive in November...I have been thinking a lot about exactly what kind of...

A Book Deal For You

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I discovered the English writer, Julian Barnes, in 1984 with the publication that year of Flaubert's Parrot, and I haven't stopped reading him since. In the past decade, Barnes seems to have become almost as consumed with growing old, old...

Being Old Without Children

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

In February 2011, I posted a story about being old and childless titled, Having No Children – Regrets? It was popular. There were many more of comments than other days with a lot of thoughtful discussion. But I had forgotten...

Shakespeare's Old Age

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I am the first to admit that my knowledge of Shakespeare is spotty and even that may be overstating it. Something like a hundred years ago, I read all 37 plays along with some learned commentary and have re-read or...

INTERESTING STUFF – 23 August 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

NEW FRIEND WITH 1956 THUNDERBIRD One of the best things about having this blog is the interesting people I get to meet. Let me tell you a little story. A few weeks ago I got an email from a TGB...

Elders Reading for Pleasure II

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It wasn't planned, but apparently this has become book week at Time Goes By. Yesterday, we featured the poetry of Dorothy Trogdon and Wednesday's report on a list of 100 best novels chosen by two male journalists led to requests...


2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

As I tell the publicists who contact me about books they are flogging, I don't “review” books, I write about a few of them I like. Not many more than half a dozen a year. The reason for so few...

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