Boomer blogs

December 17, 2017

Ken Kesey’s Magic Bus.

How are you celebrating the holidays?  I won’t say we Boomers are partying like we used to, but we’ve still got a lot of life–and a lot to say in this compilation of great Boomer blogs.

 Most people enjoyed the past week shopping, cooking, watching holiday movies on the Hallmark channel, visiting with family and friends. Not Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting. She spent the days agonizing over a lost computer charger. Can you relate? Baer considers the meaning of the incident in the great scheme of her life in They’re Coming to Take Me Away.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the rollback of net neutrality rules. Robison hopes lawsuits by attorneys general against the move will be successful and thinks FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was just plain wrong to dress up in a Santa Claus suit for a video in which he mocked opponents to his plan.

She also alerts consumers that they should check out the privacy policies of different companies if they decide to send their DNA in to get information about their ancestry and/or genetic markers for medical conditions. (Note from Carol: This is exactly what we did before we decided to use our DNA kits.)

Chances are you’ll fail if you don’t plan for your future. No matter what your age, you should continually be setting new goals to achieve even if those goals are to travel or play with your grandchildren more. In this compilation post, Chances Are You’ll Fail, Jennifer of Unfold And Begin shares the tools that she uses to plan for her future.

A visit from a Denver Post reporter who is researching rural versus city life in Colorado, led to many thoughts from writer Laura Lee Carter on how much life has changed for her since leaving city life behind, and more importantly how living in nature has changed her.

In his post From Bored … to the Front Bottoms Tom Sightings reflects on the difference between being bored in retirement, and leading a busy but boring life. That and … a tip for those mailing packages this Christmas … and a sample of a song with a lyric that might ring a bell

aking a trip during the holidays and want to save a few bucks? Rebecca Olkowski writes about How to Make Smart Decisions About Holiday Travel for People 50+ and how you can take advantage of your AARP member perks.


 The holidays aren’t merry for some and over at A Healing Spirit I offer some ideas to manage for a day (or every day). Some easy-to-implement ways to manage a more difficult holiday. Maybe you’d like to add your own tips in the Comments.

I’ve also extended my sale of healing and condolence gifts for those who are struggling. An amazing value that includes free US  shipping.




4 comments on “Boomer blogs
  1. Hi Carol looks like some great posts again this week. Sorry I couldn’t make the deadline, we had our family get together yesterday so blogging had to take a back seat. Have a great week and thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for putting together all these wonderful posts. I’ve read them all. So helpful! Happy Holidays!

  3. Karen Eidson says:

    This looks like a great list of where to start reading grandparent blogs. I’ve been writing at Fabgrandma for over 11 years. It’s been a real ride.

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