Michele, meet your tribe of elderbloggers


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Okay, this IS officially off-topic but since Michele posted about turning 50, I'll take the opportunity to congratulate her on finally being eligible for the greatest elderblog listing in existence.  It's right here on the blog Time Goes By, and ONLY available to bloggers 50 and older. 

Years ago when I was a brand new blogger I tuned in to see what blogmistress Ronni Bennett (retired CBS producer, etc) and other Boomers and pre-Boomers were up to online.  I even wrote a couple of movie reviews for her readers.

Now Ronni's all-inclusive blogroll of "elders' is mighty long but there's an easy way to sample them – some "Ageless" Chicago bloggers have perused the list and culled from it their 14 favorites to recommend.  The list includes a Mother Jones correspondent, a feminist, Robert Reich, ex-pats in France and Nicaragua, a "humorless bitch", and yours truly!!  Oh, yeah, my little blog's listed as one of the voices from "The Land of Obama".

 So yes-yes-yes to Michele's recommendation of gardening for aging well and as slowly as possible, but can I put in a good word for blogging as a way to keep our minds in good shape?

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And I can't resist mentioning one amazing example of aging well – folk singer-writer Peggy Seeger. A robust 74, she sounds and looks great – tall, with stage presence up the wazoo.  And as of last week when she performed in D.C., she can still shock the crowd with her tales of illicit romance.  Her pointed political rants shock no one, coming as they do from a Seeger, after all.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

Contact Susan via email or by leaving a comment here.

Photo by Stephen Brown.


  1. One of my mentors hit the big time beginning in her 80’s.

    National magazine covers, newspapers, books, HGTV.

    People she didn’t know, from across USA, going to visit her in her garden.


    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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