This past week my son’s school held their annual Grade 6 Breakfast. The kids are moving onto a new school next year so this was their “graduation” ceremony. They had a kids-only portion and then parents were invited for the formal part of the event that included awards and certificates.
This week I am honoured to be the host of the weekly Blogging Boomer Carnival. The Carnival is, as its name implies, a collection of bloggers who also happen to be baby boomers. We write on a diverse range of topics, all from our own perspective on life. And each week, we select our best post from the past week (or so) and submit it to be included in the Carnival.
You job, dear reader, is to visit these blogs and read what my boomer friends have offered up. If you are so moved, you are encouraged to leave your thoughts in the form of a comment. After all, the power of blogging that it’s not a one-way communication by the authors. It is a conversation, but only if you participate.
Trying to decide what’s next in your life? Should you go for what you really, really want this time, or settle one more time for the same old same old? Here’s what the Midlife Crisis Queen thinks about that!
There is a new trend in vacations, it’s called the “Mancation.” Think of it as the travel counterpart to a “man cave.” More at LifeTwo.com.
Cropped pants – They’re a fabulous alternative to shorts for Boomer gals, so long as you pick the right shoes to complement them. This week the Glam Gals at Fabulous after 40 have some “ soleful” advice on shoes that work with cropped pants and ones that don’t.
It’s All About Aging wonders why women seem to need to improve their inner beings every 5 minutes or every other page of a magazine? And where men go to get in touch with their inner selves?
A couple of weeks ago, Janet at Gen Plus chimed in with her reaction to the Gulf Oil Crisis. She’d like to point you to the comments to that post — primarily the excellent explanations of the challenges in “plugging the hole” by a retired oil tanker captain, and a weigh in from a heavy equipment operator. You may have your own thoughts to share.
Would you leave your body to medical science? Ann at Contemporary Retirement is seriously considering it.
Why do authoritarian tendencies emerge only during bear markets in stocks? SoBabyBoomer tells us about the fear factor experienced during tough times.
How do you manage your use of Twitter once you are following more than a couple of hundred people? You need to use an aggregator. Two of the top ones are TweetDeck and HootSuite. Which one is better? Read the Baby Boomer Entrepreneur’s review to find out.
Andrea J. Stenberg