This, today, is an attempt at something new, a test post to see if it works for times when I need to be away from the blog but instead of leaving a blank page, want to give readers something to chat about - maybe we could think of as it a one-day forum.
Other blogs, particularly some big-time political ones, regularly use open threads over holidays or weekends so let's see how it works for Time Goes By today.
Here's one topic suggestion to consider: TGB reader Joan left this comment a couple of days ago:
“Sorry, this doesn't have to do with today's posting from Ronni. Last night my brother phoned with the news that he's being laid off. He's 58. At any age this is devastating but the people here know just how tragic the event is at this time in a person's life.”
We sure do know. It happened to me (although I was lucky enough to get four years more than Joan's brother before the workforce executioners decided my time was up).
And I know there are plenty of you who have been there, done that and know how awful it is. And who might have something to say about it.
Or not. The comment thread is yours today as long as it relates generally to age and aging.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Jackie Harrison: Name Calling