personal note to Jan Adams:
I have already been in touch with ronni via e mail, but I Just wanted you to know that I am a new subscriber, also gay and gray. I very much appreciate having a new, intelligent, articulate and age appropriate blog site to check out. I think your personal background is very interesting and exciting and I look forward to reading more about you, your causes and adventures.

Joan Bialkin

I always enjoy your columns. As an "elder" I find that I am frequently thought of as old and out of touch with technology but the truth is that I have been living and working with computers for over 40 years and I love them. I retired as a specialist in databases and other arcane system items but not hardware. Still, with my own desktop system, I have a question that other people might also have. I know that I should take the cover off periodically and "clean it up". With five cats I am sure there is lots of gunk hiding in there after 4 years. What I don't know is how to clean it. Should I use canned air? Should I use a vacuum? What should I watch out for when cleaning? Perhaps you could consider a little advice on this for those of us who prefer doing our own work instead of paying a lot of money for perhaps a shoddy job by someone else.

Thank you, Jan, for being able to read your column. I do not fully understand how, but it reached me here in New Zealand. I am a male episcopal priest, who feels very supportive and proud of the Episcopal Church in the USA for its prgressive outlook.


I'd like to hear more from Jan and Joan Bialkin about being gay and elder. As an aging broad who has been in both lanes I'm happy to encounter this blog.

Hello Jan,

I smiled out loud when I read "I'm a Christian of the Episcopalian flavor; we think and argue a lot." I belonged to an Episcopal church in New Hampshire - you know, Gene Robinson turf - until I moved to Massachusetts a year ago. That description fits the denomination, if not the state, perfectly. I miss it.

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