As the summer chugs on our Baby Boomer bloggers are writing about a variety of topics that include traveling, finances, mental health, aging, and ways to create a happier world. Me, I’ve been paralyzed by the horrifying things that have been happening on the home front with 4 mass shootings in the U.S. in one week (Brooklyn, Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton) and dealing with my partner’s medical issues. All that and a pain in the neck, of which I think I found a cure, has made it challenging to write.
I did spot Peter Dinklage in the waiting room at UCLA Hospital and he rode up the elevator with me. But, being the LA girl that I am, I pretended he was just another patient advocate and didn’t ask him how he felt about the cancelation of GOT. (Just FYI, things are fine for us right now on the medical front.)
Here’s what our Baby Boomer bloggers have been contemplating this week
- Some gifts are absolutely free, points out Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit. One wonderful gift we can give anyone any time is the gift of being there for them in a very simple, but special, way.
- Should you, or shouldn’t you? Laurie Stone explores a knotty question for the ages in her latest post, Should You Tell Your Age?
- In her latest post, Jennifer of Unfold and Begin shares the latest Extreme Self-Care calendar, this one focused on How to Protect Your Sensitivity. If you’re the kind of person who is overwhelmed with all the noise, all the horrific news, and shows, then this recent calendar is for you.
- In Our Favorite Restaurant Tom from Sightings Over Sixty wonders if your dream restaurant features tablecloths, dimmed lighting, waiters and fancy embossed menus. Or does it involve picnic tables in the parking lot, counter service, a soda machine and a menu in large type displayed up on a wall? Maybe it depends on whether you’re at home or on vacation. Here’s a hint: Tom is on vacation.
- The travel bug hit Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting once again, and so she is on the road. But this trip is more than a sightseeing journey. She will be attending a writer’s conference. But first, she must get to her destination, as she recounts in this week’s post, High Flying Fear and Once Again a Globetrotter.
- On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer, and personal finance journalist, explains that you just can’t go to the Equifax website and get $125 as a payment under the settlement it signed due to a massive data breach. You need to have credit monitoring for at least six months and you need to list how much time you spent trying to recover from the effects of the data breach. For over 10 hours, documentation is required. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday due to the overwhelming interest in getting payment from Equifax there may not be enough money in the fund to pay everyone $125.
- And on this blog, I’ve been fortunate to have several guest posters contribute valuable material while I rant on Facebook and Twitter about the horror of gun violence and plead for a happier world and a return to sanity. Please read these important updates to Medicare you should be aware of if you’re 65 or older. And, how do you feel about wearing ethical fashion brands? I’d love to know.
Let’s take action to make sure the carnage that took place this week never happens again no matter which direction you lean. We are all human beings and we must be concerned about each other’s safety. Please do the right thing, do not ignore this problem, and help make this a happier world.