Sunday, June 17, 2012

June: Blogging Boomers Carnival

     The Blogging Boomers Carnival this week brings us some danger, some adventure, some worries . . . and some great eats.

     Laura Lee, aka The Midlife Crisis Queen, had a terrible wildfire burning within 7 miles of her home this past week. So she's pitched in to help keep everyone updated on the High Park Fire (and she also provides a link to more fire photos.) But, she reports, she also did find time to go see the film "The Artist" and provide us with a review.

     (I saw the movie earlier this year -- I thought it was so good, it left me, uh . . . . speechless -- but Laura Lee's analysis brought me a few new insights about the film and what it means for us today.)

World's tallest building
     Meanwhile, Katie from Arabian Tales (our favorite Baby Boomer expat) is doing a lot of walking in Dubai creating Walking Tours for TripAdvisor. Do you know how many “Ultimates” -- the superlatives -- there are in the Downtown Dubai area? It is amazing . . . but then again, she lives in Dubai and in Dubai being the first, the biggest, the best is a much sought after quest!

     (And if you follow Katie's link, you can walk along with her to the Dubai Mall, the ice rink -- yes, there's an ice rink in Dubai, despite an average high temperature in June of 97 degrees -- and to the world's tallest building, the Dubai aquarium, and a few other choice locations.)

     This week on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, newcomer Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, summons up some fascinating facts and figures about Father's Day, writes about her frustration over the new packaging for her checkbooks, and shares her pride in marching in the Gay Pride parade in Olympia, Wash.

Ah, summer vegetables!
     On different tract, SoBabyBoomer says, for a growing number of boomers, things aren't going according to plan.  The postwar generation is living longer -- and many people are spending their savings along the way. He ranks the top four financial worries of affluent Baby Boomers.

     But on a slightly more positive note, the Accidental Locavore, a Boomer who writes about real food for real people, is happy to have found a new source for her weekly farm basket. See what was fresh this week -- and what she did with it.

     And, P.S., for the latest on the High Park fire, which is still blazing away, check out the Denver Post.


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