The latest cover of the New Yorker magazine on newsstands today. Isn’t this terrific: Compared to Congress and the judicial branch of government, a president has few actual powers. However, his position does imbue him with the authority to influence…Continue Reading
There has been plenty of reporting on the increasing inequality of wealth distribution between the top one percent of the population and the 99 percent of the rest of us. The disparity is breathtaking. By most measurements, the top .01 percent of the population earn an average of something like $27 million per household per year while the average of everyone else is $31,244.
So I’m sitting here on a Sunday afternoon curious about Time Goes By readers, wondering how well we all get by. What percentage of our incomes derive from Social Security and how difficult is it to match our money to monthly requirements.
For me, Social Security provides 86.3 percent of income.Continue Reading
Well, if you’re reading this, you are definitely online. But many elders are not.
The annual Pew survey of internet usage always grabs me and because this blog is Time Goes By what it’s really like to get old, I pay closest attention, of course, to the age demographics.Continue Reading
What do you know now about getting old that you didn’t know when you were 21?
This is not about what do you wish you had known when you were younger – like those jokes about if I’d known I would live this long I’d have taken better care of my teeth. No. Not that kind of knowledge.
Instead, I’m looking for self-discovered insight about aging.Continue Reading
By Elizabeth Alexander I am lazy, the laziest girl in the world. I sleep during the day when I want to, ’til my face is creased and swollen, ’til my lips are dry and hot. I eat as I please:…Continue Reading
UPDATE AND ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS: I have received about two dozen emails so far with your locations. For people who subscribe via email or rss, when you click "reply," only I see your response via email. To leave a comment, so…Continue Reading
To celebrate, Bill is holding a live, virtual book launch party that everyone can attend online at the Tribes of Eden website. It will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 4 April, beginning at 3PM eastern U.S. time so mark your computer calendar.
Bill’s book is a terrific read that can be enjoyed simply for the sake of a good story. But there is more to it than that. To help get the book off to a great start, Bill has provided three copies of Tribes of Eden for me to give away to Time Goes By readers.Continue Reading
Well, not taxes specifically but money, for sure, which affects taxes and I ran out of better ideas. One evening last week, I attended an event of a local non-profit, Elders in Action. Since 1968, they have worked in a…Continue Reading