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Your readers might want to have some fun with our unorthodox, co-op book writing project at blog of ages:

http://www.blogofages.net/

However, it this plug is too blatant, just delete me.

George

Thanks for adding me to the Elderbloggers' list. I am honored to be in such fine company.

Ronni, FYI, I just clicked on DadsTomatoGarden blog on your list and it has been removed.

I am a grandmother who has raised my grandson. I am an advocate for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and have published a book about my story called: "Has Anyone Seen My Daisy?" I hope to have my second book: Born Into Love in print before Christmas. I believe people tend to make life too complicated and don't look enough at the basics. I think politicians tend to play off this and complicate matters even more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_hall_meeting
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A town hall meeting is an informal public meeting derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Similarly to those meetings, everybody in a community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials, although attendees rarely vote on an issue.
We live in the greatest country in the world. We have the best healthcare in the world. Yes, you can argue and complain when you don’t like something, but the point is that you are free to complain. There is talk of people being denied treatment. Truthfully, a hospital cannot, by law, deny anyone treatment. Emergency rooms are filled with sore throats, flu, etc, not emergencies because people think they can get the insurance company to pay for their visit.

My daughter died of a malignant brain tumor when she was 28 years old and her son was just 14 months old. The insurance company stretched the rules to allow her be in a chemotherapy program that we hoped would save her life. Though she was considered terminal, there was hope (a 70% success rate) but she was in the 30% and came home after nine months of treatment and died at home in hospice.

I have raised two generations to adulthood. I am just beginning to do the things I want to do, like writing. Statistics say I can live until I’m 90. Will those statistics change under universal healthcare. You bet they will. I will be “counseled” regarding acceptance of impending death. After all, I don’t want to be a burden to society. But I will raise my voice today to say that I have a lotta living left to do. I have a lotta love to give. I have a lotta energy to spend helping others. I will not accept that a bunch of so called adults in Congress who are acting more like adolescents can tell me when I should die!

We don’t need to reduce the levels of care to decrease the profits of the insurance companies. People should step to the podium to say their piece at these meetings.. I do blame the politicians who are fighting and back-biting, not for us, but for their egos. Have you noticed the number of Congressmen who are senior citizens? Perhaps they should be counseled to consider the end of their lives as they are suggesting for us. I don’t think the world would miss them all that much.

If you agree, let me know, because I intend to make my voice heard. I think everyone should take 10 steps back and return to the tables to talk and work together to find an answer. Healthcare can be fixed next year in a sane, logical manner. By the way, they say that healthcare accounts for 6% of the total budget. Perhaps they could take some of the millions, billions, and trillions they are giving to banks and auto companies and put it into healthcare? Just a thought

I feel very honored to be associated with Elderbloggers. With the ever-growing list of contributors I'm always amazed when I see a new reader come to my site who has linked to it from here.

This is great that there are so many of us. And what a varied bunch we are!

Hi there.

Peter Radsliff, CEO of Presto has a blog on Elders and Technology.

Definitely worth a read.

Best,
Brook

Thank you for mention Leaves of Grass. It's an honour to me to be associated with Elderbloggers.

Still didn't make the cut.
"Oh well, we'll catch up some other time"

FWIW one of my favorite blogs when she wrote there was "Mother Pie" (on your list here) but she doesn't blog there any more. She's moved to: "MyEyeSees" http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeye/

Also, Claude doesn't blog at "Blogging In Paris" though her old blog is still there, too. Her new blog is: "Photoblogging in Paris" http://photoblogginginparis.com/

Thank you Ronni. I'm happy to be included on your elder blogger's list as I prepare to enter a new decade.

Delighted to have Mature Landscaping included, as TGB is my favorite blog hangout.

Noticed that there are two blog titles listed side-by-side (not vertically) in a fashion that might be confusing: Mature Landscaping and Mature Not Senile. Each title links separately, so it's just a formatting issue.

I'll be visiting as many of the blogs on this list as possible. Again, thanks!

Thanks Ronni.

Happy to be added to your elder bloggers list. Would like furher instructions to continue paticipation; I'm pretty new to this.

Has does an Elder Blogger get to be considered for your list? I'd be so honored!

Somehow I blundered in here and found out about elder bloggers (should that not be one word - elderblogger,but I digress). I'm 81 years old, so I may qualify soon as being an elder blogger. My two websites are Wordpress types - http://egrumps.com and http://pithycomment.com. Affectionately called by me as "subprime websites." How do I get certified as an offical member of your august group. By the way, why are all the pictures at the top of women - chickpics?
Best to my fellow bloggers, old or young. Sam

Please consider inclusion of my ElderBlog to your list. Thanks.

There is this mistaken notion in England that there are not many women over the age of 50 who are blogging or using the new technology.

Is the Elder Blog List still being updated? If so please add me to the list. It's a great resource.

Is there any way that the list could be filtered so that the location of each Blogger was evident without having to click through to the Blog?


Thank you, Ronni, for encouraging me to start a blog, appreciating my sense of humor & publishing my stories. Bear hug from Montreal.

Initially, my blog was on your list of new elderblogs, but it doesn't seem to be now. I would love to be added in again, if possible.

Thank you!

Elaine...

As I explained in a post 10 days ago, I updated the list and then lost
it on my computer. When I have to redone all that tedious work that
takes an entire day, yours will be included.


Ronni
Bennett
Email:
ronni@ronnibennett.com
Phone: 212.242.0184
Skype:
ronni.bennett
Blog: http://www.timegoesby.net/

Thank you! I'm sorry I missed that.

Ronni,next time you update the elderblogger list could you please include my almost australian blog?
Thanks for all your hard work on Time Goes By.
Regards
Lynda

I have been blogging since the year 2000, and am 73 years old and a fully qualified geezer that enjoys reading other peoples blogs who navigate in the same boat I do. Wow that was about as long a sentence as I write. If you would be so kind I would very much like to be included in your group. Thanks.

Hi Jim...

Nice blog you've got. I've marked it to add to the list next time I
update - which probably won't be until after the holidays.

Best,
Ronni


Ronni
Bennett
Email:
ronni@ronnibennett.com
Phone: 212.242.0184
Skype:
ronni.bennett
Blog: http://www.timegoesby.net/

I'm honored that my "Peevish Pen" blog is one of your featured elderblogs for the week.

Terrific website! I just found your Elderbloggers list. I'm looking forward to reading these blogs.

Please take a look a my new blog. WebOver50: The web is wasted on the young (www.webover50.net).

Its purpose is explain the what's. why's and how's of the web to over50s in a language they understand--plain English.

I hope you'll check it out and add it to your blogroll!

My blog was listed on Where Elders Blog, although my name was misspelled. That was about 4 months ago. However, neither of my blogs appear in your compete list above. They are CalenderPages@blogspot.com
[note the er rather than ar in calender], and Big7-0andgoingstrong@blogspot.com I'm disappointed not to see the listing as I often come to your list when I'm looking for interesting reading and I suspect others do the same. I'd like them to be able to fine me.

The Calenderpages blog is mostly about quilting. As the name suggests, the Big7-0 blog is about being over 70 and the things that interest me.

Hi,
The Whinging Geezer seems to have been taken over by someone selling mortgages...


Hahahaha. That happens now and then. I'll be fixing the
Elderbloggers List sometime soon.

RB


Ronni
Bennett
Email:
ronni@ronnibennett.com
Phone: 212.242.0184
Skype:
ronni.bennett
Blog: http://www.timegoesby.net/

Love the idea of a site about blogs for the 50+s. Too often that sector gets overlooked in our eagerness to promote all things young.

Technically my own site fits the bill, although it's not specifically about elderly people or their concerns. It's called the unscripted self.com if you want to check it out.

Keep up the good work.

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