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Bloggers ready to venture out, but caution still needed

Covid-19-Two People on Laptops Sitting Social Distanced 5973778_640It isn’t over yet, so keep wearing masks and social distancing.

It’s worrisome that people are rushing to go to the ball game, take an airplane trip, and go out to dinner.

While it’s exciting that millions of people are being vaccinated, many kids are going back to school, and the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus are going down and now plateauing, this is far from over.

Cases are going up in Europe and some countries there are closing down areas again. In Madrid, my daughter and her family can’t travel outside the Province of Madrid.

And cases are beginning to go up here. More than 1,000 people continue to die each day.

Our blogging group continues to keep busy, and they’re writing about:

Coronavirus advice

As we slowly emerge from our covid cocoons, at least some of us, Carol Cassara's of Heart•Mind•Soul has some direct talk for everyone on her blog called “Congratulations! I'm Sorry! Get a Clue!”

A coronavirus schedule

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty reports after a life of waking up to an alarm and rushing off to school, to work, and to drop the kids off at various activities, he’s finally found his true calling. See his article “The Art of Doing Nothing” to find out what it is.

Why Alexa matters

At first, Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles wasn’t sure what to think of this strange cylindrical object sitting on her kitchen counter, courtesy of her husband Randy. “Have a nice day” it would say in a cool, female voice, or give the local weather forecast, or play whatever song they asked. Five years later, Stone’s not only made peace with this cloud-based artificial intelligence device, but has grown dependent on Alexa for three odd reasons.

Scammers abound

Scammers are ubiquitous nowadays, whether bogus credit cards charges, emails from Nigeria, phone calls requesting personal information before a cash prize can be disbursed, and on and on. Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin may have been targeted by credit card scammers . . . but she’s not sure, as she details in this week’s post, “A Credit Card Con or Not?

Women’s History Month

This month is Women’s History Month, so Rebecca Olkowski of BabyBoomster.com took two virtual tours celebrating a number of women in Los Angeles who made a difference in the past and helped build the city. Olkowski highlights some of those women in her blog post, “Prominent Women Who Influenced Los Angeles History.”

Vision boards

Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin has been fielding the same question about vision boards for the last couple of years . . . "Where can I buy a vision board?" Her answer has always been that you can't until she realized that people weren't asking to buy one that was already made for them. They were instead looking for the right pictures, quotes, and affirmations. In her post “How to Buy a Vision Board,” Koshak shares those tools.

Child safety

On my blog, I wrote about National Poison Prevention Week. In 2019, about 67,500 children under the age of five years were treated in emergency rooms due to unintended poisoning. About 85 percent of these incidents occurred in the home. It’s always a good reminder to keep medications and household cleaners in their original containers with child-resistant caps. Keep them stored securely away from children. The elderly also are at risk of mistaking medications.

This is Best of Boomer Blogs No. 694. Brighten your day and take a look at these interesting articles. And be sure to join in the conversations. Bloggers love to hear from readers.

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carol cassara

Well , Rita, this is definitely a bountiful feast for the eye and the mind! thank you!

Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

Thanks, Rita. Great posts as usual.

Rita

Carol and Rebecca, thank you for your comments and for contributing to our writers' group.

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