Calling all older (and wiser) readers! We want to hear from you.
Damn- I was all ready to start writing. Next let’s do 40-60. We are in the thick of it...old enough to have made mistakes... young enough to still fix some of them..
Lifetime subscription and over 70? Hhmm :)
Bari, Nellie, and TFP contributors: you have added richly to my understanding of the world at 70. I treasure your writing, where I find explanations that convey reason, balance, grace, sadness, and regret, sometimes with seriousness, other times with humor and poetry. Thank you.
I can’t wait to read these! And here’s to hoping one day I’ll turn 70 and will have something to say, and worthwhile to print in The Free Press.
What if I identify as older than 70?
Just turned 70. I’m in!
I can’t wait to read these contributions. In the meantime, I’ll write drafts about those of us stuck in the middle of launching our young adults and saying goodbye to our parents. Please open a contest for us next. I have much to say.
Just realized I've never seen a call for submissions for anyone this age, kudos to TFP for recognizing the potential for some really good stuff! Can't wait to read.
Disappointed that at 68 I didn’t make the age cutoff. Sigh.
Hah! And you old geezers thought you were done writing those “what I learned on my summer vacation” essays decades ago. I guess not, Boomers. Sharpen up some No. 2 Ticonderoga yellow shafts and get to work. Get your grandkids to type it on a computer and hit send.
Can you send the list of Free Press-approved books so that the under 70 set can simply buy them? Thanks!!
A good place to search for wisdom. By the way, "...the winning entries were talked about in the pages of The New York Times". Let's ignore The NY Times, it is obviously corrupted and incorrigible. Perhaps if we ignore it, it will go bankrupt and disappear.
Great idea! I'm 65; I will enter when I finish growing up.
I arr a mor gooderest writter sow eye should win.
(someone has to be the skinny old wise ass..here I am!)
I think you may have opened the floodgates, prepare for a deluge.
Splendid idea -
At 62 I’ve got stories but no cred for this contest. Maybe bounce back and forth across the decades for a bit to enrich our lives and perspectives? Eg essays from readers betwixt 20-30, then 60-70, etc.