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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Tech snafu!

Apologies for that annoying post notice arriving in your in mail, where the print is tiny and the links don’t function. I hate that this is happening! Please be patient while I get some help from India to fix this … Continue reading

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Please ignore the Post notice in your email. They’ve changed all these formats. Ugh! Working in it. Jane

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Testing – positive!

Susan They say in time, everyone will have Covid. Grateful to be fully vaxxed and boostered. Grateful I have masked up and distanced for over two years. Wish everyone else did. I imagine it was a tough policy decision unmasking … Continue reading

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Broken, Not Defeated

Amy Bryant, Age 80 “Amy, at our age we can’t be doing what we did when we were younger. We have to slow down.” “Say what!” I had just told my friend that I was recovering from surgery on a … Continue reading

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Technophobe in action

Launching a Book During a Pandemic Is No Walk in the Park by Barbara Greenleaf, Age 78 With all the other barriers to drawing attention to a new title—the million other books on Amazon, general information overload, and the November elections, to name just three—I … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington turns 70!

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Jane turns 80 This bears practicing. It’s been ten years since Ellen and I started this blog as a way to ease ourselves into our 70’s. Now here I am 80 years old.  On the day of my birthday, July … Continue reading

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A new era for me

Kathy, Age 70 I read about this website in the book “70 things to do when you turn 70”, a birthday gift from my sister. A birthday card from another friend said “I’m sorry you’re birthday was ruined by a … Continue reading

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Curiosity about the new normal ahead

Ann Fox, Age 70 Hello Jane & Ellen, First let me say I hope you’re both doing fine wherever you may be hunkered down.  I’m in central Ohio and am doing fine . . . this is just a long … Continue reading

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