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I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #370.

The fantastic weather in the Seattle area continues, and my garden is producing wonderful vegetables.

But, what I write about this week on my blog are the surprises I’m finding my garden. Mostly nice, but one scary.

For Tom Sightings of Sightings From Sixty, what interests him as summer draws to a close are anti-aging tips. Tom found some from a neurosurgeon, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., which focus on exercise. He discovered another approach from journalist Dan Buettner, which is based more on taking it easy and enjoying life. Find out which approach Tom prefers – and which might be better for you – at his latest article “Anti-Aging Tips.”

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen, on the other hand, is focusing on housing. Carter says that she’s has been through the wringer in the past six months following her retirement dreams with her midlife husband. Only one hurdle left, building a new home in the foothills together.

Like me, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting is writing about one of her favorite topics – food. A newspaper article about McDonald's attempts to improve their menu offerings spurred Meryl’s long-dormant fast food taste buds. She didn’t actually eat any fast food or cross the threshold of her local McDonald's, but wonders about the possibility of this iconic junk food giant offering healthy fare in her article “Kudos (Maybe Someday) to McDonald's.”

Kathy Gottberg at SMART Living 365 is enjoying another of summer’s fun pastimes, reading. Kathy participated in her first online book discussion group a few weeks ago. The book being discussed was “Life ReImagined – Discovering Your New Life Possibilities” that is being promoted by AARP. She shares the six major points the book makes to reimagine your future and how it ties into what she calls right-sizing your life in her article “How to Reimagine a Right-Sized Life.”

Be sure to check out the articles from these fabulous baby boomer bloggers. They always amaze me with their knowledge and variety of interests. Truly a valuable resource for the Baby Boomer Nation.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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Kathy @ SMART Living

Hi Rita! Thank you for including my post from SMART Living 365 and hosting this great collection of posts. All of them sound fantastic (not just because I'm included!) I'm looking forward to checking them out. Thanks again! ~Kathy


Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your comment. It's really nice to have you in our Best of Boomer Blogs group.

Congratulations on your blog. You do good work.


Tom Sightings

Well, food is never very far from my mind, either, so check out my new post about ice cream at


Hi Tom,

I've been really good at giving up ice cream -- until my grandchildren come to visit in the summer. On a hot day, ice cream tastes so good.

However, I made a huge mistake this year. When we went to Baskin Robbins, I ordered a coke float. They filled a plastic container, medium size, with ice cream then put in the coke. It was s-o, s-o good. I've had a couple more coke floats since then, Not good for the waistline.


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