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Bloggers discuss hard times, venturing out, Big Data, and natural hair

Halloween Devil Skeleton 2012Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day.

Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t.

Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include:

Hard times

Few of us get through life without hard times or even trauma. How we look at the situation – and use it – makes all the difference, Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit points out in “Finding Our Way Through Trauma or Hard Times.”

Venturing out

Folks have gotten cabin fever during the long months of quasi-quarantine. They seek opportunities to spend time in a different environment, beyond the walls of their home.

Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin spent a few hours in a socially distant, safe car tour of Lion Country Safari in Florida. It’s much closer to home than a safari anywhere outside the USA.

Natural hair

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles has seen “those” women. They look gorgeous in gray or silver hair. Helen Mirren, Emmylou Harris, and Jamie Lee Curtis come to mind. But it’s still a big leap for many.

More and more, Stone’s flirting with the idea of seeing what “lies beneath” her processed hair color; she truly has no idea. She’s decided there are six reasons to let Mother Nature do her thing and one teensy – okay, huge – reason not to…

Baked apple with pumpkin

Rebecca Olkowski with wants to share another October recipe since her week was kind of crazy and well, she doesn’t want to go into it. This one is for “Apple Cups and Pumpkin.” It’s a fun and healthy snack you can even have for dessert. Enjoy.

Big Data

“It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble,” said Mark Twain. “It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

In “How We Got Here,” Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty expands on this theme. He traces how back in the 1950s a group from MIT started us down the path of Big Data. Sightings explains how today both corporate and government interests exploit our biases and split us farther and farther apart in order to increase their own wealth and power.

Is there anything we can do about it?

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs #672. Enjoy the articles. And be sure to join in the conversations. Bloggers love to hear from readers.


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Laurie Stone

Nice job, Rita. Thank you!

Carol Cassara

Oh now I loved every one of these today!

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