Category Archives: What we’re reading

Turning 78: Adaptations and accommodations

Jane, July 3, 2018 Another birthday….rather surprising to hear the number 78. I realize I have just outlived my mother who died at age 77. As always, I’m looking forward to the fireworks ahead, my special birthday treat. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Summertime at almost 78

Emily, Almost 78 I am up in Walton in my little house enjoying the beauty of the area, and my friends up here. After mowing the grass and doing violence to some invasive weeds, I sat outside reading a book … Continue reading

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A book recommendation

Frances, Age 69 I recently moved (from one residence to another, in the same city). While I was packing up, I weeded out my books (again), and I came across “Necessary Losses” by Judith Viorst. Some years ago, a friend … Continue reading

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Wonder and enthusiasm at independent bookstores

  Remember the pleasant bookstores of our youth? Most are gone, but not forgotten. Now, independent bookstores are beginning to emerge once more, in cities across the country. They are comfortable places to browse and learn about books from knowledgeable … Continue reading

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What book has mattered most to you?

What book has mattered most to you? An intriguing question for those who have read throughout their lives. My PageTurners book group recently read The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. It’s about…well a book group that distributes a … Continue reading

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Book Group Discussion Questions – now avaiable

We’ve found that our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade is an excellent catalyst for rich conversation among women in book groups. Inevitably, each participant finds at least some topics, among the many in the book, that are … Continue reading

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“The Meek Are Getting Ready”

Lisbet, Age 69 In March I’ll be turning 70, along with 2 other gals I know. To celebrate, we’re going to Neskaya Movement Arts Center in NH, for a long weekend of partying and Sacred Circle Dance with friends, colleagues … Continue reading

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Getting your 70Candles! book

Elena,  Age 71 I am reading the book 70 things to do when you turn 70 and in chapter 10 I found out about your blog and your book will be getting it soon. About your 70gatherings in PA…where and … Continue reading

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Inga’s story

Inga Wiehl, Age 77 I live in the state of Washington with all the opportunities it offers for a life out-of-doors.  I tend my garden,  hike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter, play tennis year round and … Continue reading

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Retiring But Not Shy-A new book edited by Ellen Cole and Mary Gergen

Retiring But Not Shy: Feminist Psychologists Create their Post-Careers (Cole & Gergen, 2012). A review by Ellen Cole adapted from the Feminist Psychologist Newsletter This, of course, cannot be an objective book review. What I want to give you, however, … Continue reading

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