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An online journal for women engaging the third third of their lives.

Welcome to The Third Third, an online journal and virtual community for women committed to realizing our most creative, passionate, energetic, and fulfilled selves in the third third of our lives.

Join us — Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Friends — in the thoughtful exploration of what we need to know.

New Perspectives on The Third Third

Ebola in Dallas
Apparently I have a quite effective defense mechanism in the face of relentlessly bad news that allows me to compartmentalize and intellectually and emotionally distance myself from crises others, given their positions, have to face head-on.  It is particularly workable with global crises:  what can I possibly do, anyway, about ISIS?  Or, for that matter,...

Brain Train
Keep your mind sharp – because there are more than a few charlatans out there preying on it, believing we’ve already slipped enough to fall for their blarney about all those games – Luminosity comes to mind – designed to enhance the way our brain works as we age. They’re not unlike Apple, creating something we didn’t even know we need...

Recent Blog Entries

Current Events in The Third Third

If we had some really good political discussions here, I wouldn't object. But until then, comments and stories about the world that engages us every day — the economy, the environment, public education, the media, feminism, war, peace, and health care — everything else that's happening in our lifetime.
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Retirement in The Third Third

Unlike our mothers before us, we in the third third have choices to make — about where we live, what we do, if we volunteer, our impact on the world, what we want to be called, our financial resources, how long one can remain blond, the importance of our relationships, indeed our very quality of life. Lots to explore and discuss.
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Finance in The Third Third

Life in the Third Third (previously considered Retirement) has generally meant a down-sizing of one's whole world, dictated by decreased income and the loss of economic potential. If you reject this perspective, what do you need to know about money, investing, and the currently debilitated world economy? Even if you don't reject it, what kind of financial decisions are you making?
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