Hi Ronnie - enjoyed reading your 'about' post - gosh didn't you cram a lot into your working life!
But one thing resonated with me - that awareness of 'age' - not sure when it happened to me - probably mid 50s but I realised I had passed through childhood, adolescence (no teenagers then!), young married, young mother, young 'mature age student', divorced all without really knowing an awful lot about any of those stages - so I decided then and there that I would not go into 'old age' in such an ignorant manner - so started researching - it has been fascinating, interesting, amusing, useful and one of the most valuable sources has been your blog -I am 77 now, still researching, living life to the full, loving it and still grateful for your blog - many thanks - Jeanette Campbel

Thanks for sharing your history. I think you revealed the key to why so many of your readers respect and value your insights into aging:

"I spent a working lifetime as a generalist..."

Generalists of the world, unite! Maybe you saw this 2012 Forbes column citing Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries:

“We’ve become a society that’s data rich and meaning poor,” he says. “A rise in specialists in all areas—science, math, history, psychology—has left us with tremendous content but how valuable is that knowledge without context?” Context, he says, which can only be provided by generalists whose breadth of knowledge can serve as the link between the hard-won scientific breakthroughs (think the recent Higgs-Boson discovery) and the rest of the world.

Only by understanding the work within fields to the right and the left of your own can you understand the bigger picture, he says, whether you’re talking about a corporation (sales analysts understanding the supply chain as well as internal operations) or the world as a whole. “We’ve become so focused on specialization, but just as there are truths that can only be found as a specialist,” he says, “There are truths that can only be revealed by a generalist who can weave these ideas in the broader fabric of understanding.”

Kudos to you Ronni. A full and interesting life, and you seem to have plumbed the depths of the world and its peoples. I admire your energy, and applaud your creativeness. Your blog is helping this elder lady to keep on keepin' on.

I was just cruising around while watching Hillary - I also have watched teary eyed all week and am so proud to be a woman and a Democrat. And Michelle - don't even get me started. Class Act.

I was reading some blogs this week and they were all millennials who are funny and cute but they could realistically be my daughters. Of course being retired and 62, I cannot relate to any of what they are saying but I give them props for sharing. We didn't do that when we were there age. We were told to "go with the flow", get married, have children, cook dinner every night....none of the things I told my daughter to do! I told her to have a life, have fun, have some stories to tell...of which I have none myself but you certainly do. I think I will enjoy reading your blog as I am sure we will find commonality in our lives even though I have been married for 44 years, have children and grandchildren and have never owned a cat.

Found your blog a short time ago. Love it. As an over 70 retiree, I have started a blog. I don't know where it will wind up going, but it sure is fun. Keep up the good work.

I had my first stroke in the year 2000, took 6 weeks off from work, and never thought a bit about it. Until, in 2002, the second one left me paralyzed and aphasic. I'm a slow learner, I guess. Except for the continuing paralyses, ("How was your night at the theater, Mrs. Lincoln?), I doing well now. And producing a blog of my own, called "A League for Greying Panthers".

Its a wonderful feeling to have found 'purpose' again.

I've posted a URL to your blog.


Hi Ronni,

I have authored a book titled, Boomhood - A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood. I am searching for blog authors who might be interested in reading and then posting a review on their blog. If you have an interest I will send you a copy. Just send your address via email.

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Wow! Just found your blog. You truly are the Queen of Aging (does that sound dumb?). So you were really at the beginning almost of blogging!

At the very outset I would like to thank Ronni Bennett for putting her efforts together in bringing up TGB.

It feels very good to be here. More so when one of my posts (Salmons of Skokomish River) is featured here (10th Aug, 2019) and that some found it to be intriguing. Hope it brings smiles to a few.

I am posting a link to TGB in the YouTube video:
Let's spread happiness and wisdom.

All in all, this blog adds a whole new perspective and compels one to perform an Aging Analysis of the intimate self. For people like me who are not old, TGB helps visualize the days when we will grow old and guide us in a way as to how to approach old age and encourage us as to how to remain positive, effective and efficient in many different ways.

This blog may come a long way to understand and address the needs of aging people. It will help people with aging parents who may want to take care of them in a better manner. TGB will reveal the need to make provisions to plug the intangible voids along with the tangible ones that golden-agers face.

Wishing Ronni & golden-agers the very best!

Hi Ronnie,

I want to offer a heartfelt thank you for your blog. I have been a "lurker" here, partly because I am an introvert and partly because I started reading your blog every day more than 12 years ago, when I was in my mid-40s, and so I felt that I didn't "belong" because I was too young. I lost several dear friends when I was in my 20s and have always thought more about time and aging than most people my age, hence my interest in your blog. I fit in a little more comfortably now. :)

You wrote several weeks ago about this blog being the realization of a life long dream because through it, you have been able to help people. YES, you have!!! I have learned so much from you and feel such gratitude towards you. Thank you and thank you again. I am so sad that you are in the last phase of your journey on this earth -- and know that if you are not here come the election in November, I will absolutely have a glass of wine in your honor to celebrate the removal of Trump (I am not allowing myself to imagine any other outcome). I am not religious in any conventional sense, but I do pray that you will still be here come November.

With affection and appreciation,

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