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Bloggers write about joys and sorrows during these challenging times


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When life gets tough, I tell my family and friends not to let it steal your joy. That philosophy got me through the Trump years fairly well.

However, the massacres this month are weighing heavy on my heart. I hope taking my own advice will help me bounce back soon.

Meanwhile, my blogging friends are writing about life’s joys and sorrows:

Assault weapons and death

This week’s blog post should have been an upbeat one about the onset of the summer season. But national events have instilled a sad, sober note to a three-day holiday weekend. Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin writes about the country’s social/cultural illness in “Another Week, Another American Tragedy.

Grief tools

It’s really just coincidence that Carol Cassara of Carol A. Cassara Writer wrote about grief this week on her blog. But this turned out to be an appropriate week for her post. It might be helpful to read her article about coping with grief, called “What To Do With All the Grief.”

Reflections on turning 60

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty regularly reads a blog called Going Gently by Englishman John Gray, who recently posted some thoughts on turning 60. The reflections resonated with Sightings, and he’s guessing they’ll resonate with you as well. So, he asked permission and is now republishing the post as “Sixty – Some Thoughts.” Take a look, and see if you agree with them, are inspired by them, or if they prompt you to think of some words of wisdom of your own.

An amazing graduation

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles reports on her son Patrick recently receiving his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and no, she didn’t cry at all. (Sniff). But sitting in that large auditorium of Southern Connecticut State University, Stone realized something. Despite the long speeches and the fact these ceremonies go on a bit, they’re still incredible for three reasons…

Laughter and tears

Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin had the privilege of having two mothers in her life.  The second one was her older sister, Joni, who was 15 when Jennifer was born.  They did everything together and laughed a lot. Koshak thought her sister was so smart, but there was one question Joni asked her in Massachusetts that will explain why they laughed all the way to Maine on a road trip.

A dentist quest

No one loves going to the dentist, right? And it’s even worse if you think your dentist is taking advantage of you when you’re on Medicare or Medicaid. Rebecca Olkowski with has had some experience with that which she writes about in her latest post on her difficulties with dentists through the years.

A vacation surprise

Diane Trolly of Life on the Ranch has been living in the past again, remembering one day in particular when nothing went as it should. An adventure for her little five-year-old self was probably not as exciting for her parents…

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs #755. Be sure to check out the articles and join in the conversations. Our bloggers love to hear from readers.


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Carol Cassara

they are definitely challenging times, Rita. For certain.

Laurie Stone

Rita, Nice job putting this all together. Thank you!


A thoughtful roundup this time. Thanks.


Thank you. It's just so upsetting thinking about 19 children and two teachers being murdered. Then, for this article, I looked up when the funeral were for the 10 people murdered in Buffalo, New York. Six of them were our age, over 60. Sobering. Now, the news is covering the funerals of the Yuvalde students kill and describing "small caskets." Absolutely heart breaking.

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