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July 2017

Baby boomer bloggers picking up the pace of celebrating summer before the hot weather fades away

My daughter and grandkids are here visiting from Spain. We are having a big time in the Seattle area enjoying camping, the mountains, beaches, and barbecues with friends. However, I had a rude awakening this week. I wrote about back-to-school shopping. What? This summer fun is going to end and... Read more →


Magnetic dry erase white boards recalled by Really Good Stuff due to laceration hazard

Really Good Stuff is recalling about 1.6 million Write Again magnetic dry erase white boards The thin magnetic metal surface can separate from the product’s wooden board, posing a laceration hazard. Really Good Stuff has received 40 reports of minor cuts. This recall includes Write Again brand dry erase white... Read more →


It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

1967. It was a tremendous time for music and social activism. About 100,000 people, mostly young people, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury. The party lasted for three months and became known as the Summer of Love. AARP The Magazine is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love... Read more →


It’s time to think about back-to-school shopping

School is starting soon, and with it comes lists of required items and lots of wish list wishes. Back-to-school season spending is expected to reach nearly $84 billion this year, said WalletHub, a personal-finance website, in its report on 2017's Best Back-to-School Sales and Deals. WalletHub tracked various item categories... Read more →


In his first six months, Trump gives benefits to corporations that harm the public

Six months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump has made a mockery of his populist campaign pledges, instead delivering a number of giveaways to corporate America, with more to come, a Public Citizen report shows. During the presidential campaign, Trump said that he would break up “the special interest monopoly... Read more →


Boomer bloggers share happenings

It’s that time – boomer bloggers sharing their latest happenings. Happenings. That’s a boomer word, right? This week the news is about changes in the National Park Service senior pass, why it’s awful for people to talk on their cell phones in a public bathroom stall, how leaving the city... Read more →


Polaris ATVs being recalled due to fuel leaks, fire hazards

Polaris is recalling about 25,600 Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles. Fuel can leak into the headlight pod, posing fuel leak and fire hazards. Polaris has received 30 reports of fuel leaks and four incidents involving a fire. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves model year 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570... Read more →


Albertsons asked to ban toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products

Albertsons, the nation’s second largest grocery chain and its subsidiaries such as Safeway, are being urged to stop selling products containing or packaged with toxic chemicals such as lead, formaldehyde, parabens, and BPA. Mind the Store campaign and health advocates across the country are calling on Albertsons to announce a... Read more →