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Baby boomers keep busy watching movies, traveling, getting healthy, and studying their nation

Every year I write about the Academy-Award nominated movies and evaluate them for violence, ageism, sexism, and diversity. The results this year? Movies are more diverse but still too violent. And more films are needed where women and older adults are the leads.

While I’ve spent hours this week finishing up my marathon movie watching, my baby boomer writing friends are continuing to write great articles such as the following:

Travel is high on Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting’s list of favorite things to do. Her latest adventure found her on a South American adventure. Although not a professional photographer, she enjoys taking photos of the sights. In this week’s post, she shares photos of some of the natural wonders of the Southern Hemisphere.  

Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty has been snowbirding in Charleston, South Carolina, for the month of February, where the weather isn’t tropical, but more like April or May in the north. In his post this week he takes us on a tour of the city from the vantage point of its historic harbor. So hop aboard “Sightings of Charleston” to see . . . what else, the sights.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com went to visit a holistic doctor who gave her an electrodermal screening. It’s a program that gives clues to what’s happening in your body. See “How Electrodermal Screening Can Detect What’s Going on With Your Body” for details on how it works.

Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit wonders why some people don’t get the message no matter how obvious it is. Such was the case at a recent lecture, after which some of the attendees acted out in ways directly opposed to the message of the lecture. Cassara offers a helpful way to view tone-deaf people in “What Tone-Deaf People Are Really Telling You.”

Laura Lee Carter of the Adventures of the New Old Farts writes that growing up a boomer wasn’t as easy as many today think. Most boomers are under serious financial strain today, worrying more often than their parents did about money, and suffering stress-related illnesses as a result. Boomers are also feeling financially stretched because they’re supporting both their children and their aging parents. More than half of boomers still provide financial support to at least one adult child. See “Boomers: Not the American Generation Who Has Had It So Easy as You Think” for details.

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs #585. Be sure and take a look at our boomer group’s articles this week. And, do join in the conversations. Boomer bloggers love to hear from readers.

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Baby_boomster

Great collection of posts, Rita. Loved all of them.

Rita

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks. I love our boomer blogging group. I learn a lot from the articles.

Rita

Unfoldandbegin

Great list again. I'll have to check out your movie post!

Rita

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks. I sure spent a lot of time watching movies and writing about them. I'm not sure I'll do it next year.

Rita

Kate

I couldn't agree with you more that more films are needed where women and older adults are the leads.

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