The August heat is settling in around here, but we Baby Boomers are up for the challenge. We continue to put out new content for your benefit. Here’s a blogging boomer round-up of our latest posts.
So many Boomers are in transition: retirement, emptier nests, relationship changes, and even new jobs are the catalyst for a new chapter. An inspirational retreat to help design that chapter is Carol Cassara’s latest offering at A Healing Spirit. Read about it in Life Change.
Tom at Sightings Over Sixty reminds us: We know from raising children that the days are long, but the years are short. So it is with vacation, he realizes, in his post, The Song is Over.
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer, and personal finance journalist, writes about the Xtreme Eating Awards for 2019 given by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group. The Cheesecake Factory “won” its 21st award for cinnamon roll pancakes with a day’s worth of calories, 2,040. See Robison’s article for other examples of the worst meals at chain restaurants including first-time winners Cracker Barrel, Jimmy John’s, and Topgolf.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting abandoned her hot, humid home on the East coast for a country offering cooler summer weather, Scotland, although she did not realize how cool (60’s) and wet the weather would be. She spent part of her trip in Edinburgh, and this week writes about touring museums and historic sites, enjoying local cuisine, and experiencing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We all come to times in life when there’s an obstacle we can’t get around. No matter what we do, we can’t find a solution. That’s when sometimes we turn to a higher power. And if we’re lucky, in the quietest, most miraculous way, the answer comes. This happened to Laurie Stone’s son Paul, as described in this week’s post, The Gift of Sight: Miracle on 64th Street from Musings, Rants & Scribbles.
Have you ever had to the urge to be on stage as an actor, write a play, or be part of a theatrical production? More and more people over 50 are doing it and enjoying the benefits of senior theatre. Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com writes about a company that provides material and support for those productions as well as stories that depict seniors in the modern world and plenty of roles for women.
I hope you enjoyed this round-up and visited all these wonderful bloggers!