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The Oldest Living Blogger – 84 Years and Blogging

The Blogging Journalist directed me to “A New Wrinkle on Blogging” from Pantagraph, an article about Prescott “Pete” Lustig, an 84 year old blogger who blogs at The Late Life Crisis.

As the name of his blog implies, Lustig believes “late life” is more descriptive and less patronizing than the term ‘senior citizen.’ He started “The Late Life Crisis” last May and the site has had more than 100,000 visitors.

Besides allowing him to interact with interesting people, the blog helps keep him busy.

“I write quickly,” he said, and something always pops into his head when he sees a blank computer screen.

He tries to avoid politics and religion because he doesn’t want to offend anyone, especially regular readers – many of them middle-aged – who’ve become close friends.

“They either know they’ll be here (late life) before too long,” he said, “or they have aging parents.”

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  1. Posted November 4, 2006 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I saw that you had visited Late Life Crisis and decided to check in and thank you. Imagine my suprise to find a mention
    here. Thanks.

    Pete Lustig

  2. Posted November 5, 2006 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Pete. You are an inspiration to all of us.

  3. Posted November 25, 2006 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Thx u very much, Lorelle to mention of “Pete” Lustig. Pete Lustig is very lovely example for all bloggers!

  4. Posted March 18, 2007 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Read your blog a lot, never commented ’til now. Sorry, but there’s a blogger who’s got Pete beat by nearly a decade:

    He’s Canadian, a former journalist with the CBC. He’s not been posting lately, but explains why… sort of… in his most recent post. Do check it out.

    Ian in Hamburg

  5. Kat Smith
    Posted August 22, 2007 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Hello Lorelle,
    I’m posting this comment with great sadness. On August 21, 2007, Prescott T. “Pete” Lustig passed away. According to his beloved wife, Penny, he went in peace.

    Pete was my mentor and also my friend. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

    Kat Smith

  6. Posted August 22, 2007 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Kat: Thank you so much for letting me know. The blogosphere, and the world, has lost a precious gem in the coal mines of babble.

  7. Irma
    Posted October 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I worked with Pete for a few years when he lived in Florida and we stayed in touch many years after we both moved. I followed his blog for a while and we even did a couple of projects together in 2006. After a few years of silence, I started googling Pete, wondering about him. Today, I finally discovered the reason for that silence. Tanks Lorelle for bringing closure to my relationship with Pete. He was indeed a revolutionary, a humorist and definitely, one of a kind.

    • Posted October 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

      You are welcome and what a treat to know to know someone so amazing. What a powerful example!

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