August 22, 2021
Another busy week chockfull of summer activities closes – a stroll in an outdoor market, a visit with friends ‘down the shore’, attendance at a ‘Devotion by the Ocean’ beach-side service, time spent on my porch watching folks traipse down to the beach and back again, ice cream treats. Twilight arrives earlier every few days, and summer flowers reach for a final burst of color. My immediate world, my neighborhood, is peaceful and joyful most of the time.
MEANWHILE…the rest of the world, chaotic and in crisis, hovers around us. We feel annoyed, frustrated, angry, upset with the turmoil in our country and the world. This week, Carol Cassara vents.
Often, Carol Cassara’s name has been misread and she’s been called “Cassandra” many times throughout her life. But she’s recently realized it might not be a mistake, at all, and she tells us why in her post “Am I cursed to utter true prophecies to people who don’t listen?”
We all need a break once in a while from feeling irritated and frustrated with the state of our planet. Diane Tolley diverts us with a poetry offering.
Poetry feeds Diane’s soul. For over five years, she has hosted Poetry Mondays on her blog On the Border.This week’s topic was ‘Tell a Joke’. A challenge to be funny—in rhyme. Yikes! Comments and/or suggestions are welcome in her tale: First Day.
Do you feel you are being overstimulated wherever you go, bombarded by loud music and other intrusive noise?
The strangest thing happened to Laurie Stone from Musings, Rants & Scribbles the other day in her grocery store. She was walking around, feeling more relaxed than normal. She moved slower and felt calmer. She couldn’t help wondering why, but then figured it out. The store was quiet.
Some boomers experience changes in their lives that lead them to seek a (new) soul mate.
Many Baby Boomers are back in the dating scene after divorce, losing spouses, or having been single most of their lives. Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com, reviewed the book Fifty First Dates After 50: A Memoir and interviewed the author Carolyn Lee Arnold. But this isn’t your typical dating book because it explores the Bay Area free love alternative dating lifestyle that may not be for everyone, but sure is interesting.
Despite what appears to be a tumultuous world that surrounds us, our daily life goes on. And we need, or maybe just want, a new outfit or outdoor grill or mattress or new appliance to replace the one used incessantly during our pandemic lockdown. With Labor Day sales already underway, look for deals on clothing, mattresses, grills, and major appliances, suggests Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist.
Another week, another opportunity to visit our Boomers and say hi. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us, and enjoy the week ahead.