As I’m writing articles for the Memorial Day holiday, I’m thinking about my uncle, Frank Gilliam, who died in World War II. I’m also remembering my mom, Ruth Slingsby, who died in 2005, and my dad, Minor Slingsby, who died in 1990.
My readers like articles about the holidays, so I wrote about where people are traveling for Memorial Day and facts about the holiday, such as how many Americans have served in wartime and how many have lost their lives.
Meanwhile, our baby boomer bloggers are writing about ways they’re improving their lives and suggestions for the rest of us.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting noted an anniversary of sorts this past week. On May 26, 120 years ago – in 1896 – the Dow Jones Industrial Average made its appearance. Over the past century and a quarter, many Americans invested in the stock market and in their future. Baer recounts the story one 20th century investor, a modest success story, in her post “To Market, the Stock Market, to Grow a Nest Egg.”
Everyone knows there's an app for weather and GPS, an app for podcasts and Uber, for calendar and contacts, and one for a flashlight. But, when Tom Sightings’ partner, B. the Librarian, rousts Sightings out of his easy chair to get him to do his evening chores, he asks a simple question: “Is There an App for That?”
Although Laura Lee Carter of the Adventures of the New Old Farts is an advocate for midlife change, she admits in this recent post exactly how hard this one was for her. In summary, change can be hell sometimes. Just so the result is worth it...
Social media anxiety is a real, 21st century disorder. Carol Cassara at Heart-Soul-Mind talks about how social anxiety manifests itself in our lives. But the attention of good friends can help alleviating anxiety. Cassara offers five ways to be a good friend.
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