It's an ever-expanding collection of
stories that make us think, laugh, and learn.
Wordsmith Anu Garg, mastermind of
A.Word.A.Day Seattle, Washington, USA.
"Life begins at 80 ... on the
Internet," proclaims Eric.
And ever since
his hi-tech epiphany, he has
been celebrating his
obsession with this eclectic collection of
Nick Galvin checks out some of the
newest destinations on the Net
(Sydney Morning Herald)
I don't read your articles because you are "the
I read them because you have interesting things to say.
"The Boy on a Bicycle",
Denver, Colorado, USA.
I thought that I would never see
My father grasp technology.
Now his thoughts rush 'round the world
A brain let loose like flags unfurled.
New South Wales, Australia
Cartoon and verse copyright © 2004
Like most of my generation, I used to regard the Internet as a
fearsome monster rapidly devouring the world we knew. Then at the age of 79, I
bought my first computer, studied David Pogue's hilarious book The i-Mac for
Dummies, and began a new life. Captivated by the magic of the World Wide
Web, I began writing freelance articles about my discoveries. Some of them have
been published by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail
(Toronto, Canada), the Straits Times (Singapore) and the Sydney
Morning Herald (Australia) plus other newspapers and magazines around the
You can read my stories on a dozen Web sites, including the
China Daily and the Bangladesh Star. Just follow the links assembled
on this page, generously set up by Barry Downs, my South African "mousemate" (a
useful term he invented), of Kimberley. I hope this eBook will inspire other
retirees to join the world's largest library, and share with us its magical
After you have read the stories on subjects that interest you, I
suggest you search other pages of the various Web sites that you are about to
visit. By reading the diverse offerings of people around the world (many of
whom have become my good friends) you'll catch a glimpse of that magic.
Senior citizens may enjoy reading
Frank Laubach's inspiring
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
weep, and you weep alone.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919).
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either
write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born
at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Writers are a little below clowns and above trained seals.
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)