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  • Writer's pictureJane Leder

My Bad

I know, I know . . . I've neglected this blog, haven't I? Well, as the world turns and plans change, I've been putting my energies and creative juices into my podcast, "Older Women & Friends." The number of downloads continues to increase, and the feedback has been stellar.

All the work is paying off. Not monetarily. At least, not yet.

Recently, a friend mentioned that she hadn't gotten an email notification that a new blog post was in the can and available for all to read. I hope she's not the only one, but I wouldn't bet on it. I'm just a tiny pebble in the behemoth that is corporate America.

If you have a friend who is not getting email notifications, please ask them to email me directly at

Here's the deal: I want you to listen to the podcast. I have put it to bed until January 4, but you can go to and catch up. The first episode of 2024 will be my conversation with a very funny older woman comedian who was an on-air music personality who eventually did stand-up, theater, and other good stuff. Diana Wilde, now in her late 60s, has created the persona she calls an "irrelevant elder goddess." She relishes getting older and the ability to bring the wealth of past experiences to the present.

Here's a silly soundbite toward the end of the episode when I invite Diana to tell listeners where they can get more information about her.

And here's the direct link to this episode.

I've been thinking a lot lately about issues that we, as older women, are considering:

What does it mean to be a SuperAger?

What's the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia?

How can we infuse some humor into all the talk about anti-ageism?

How much does language matter when we consider older people?

Is the treatment of older women in the media changing? If so, how?

Why does friendship become even more important as we age?

How are older women who are dating again faring?

& More

Please try out this new app that allows us to communicate via emai lvoice messages. It's very cool.

I'd love to hear from you!


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