Sunday, April 14, 2013

Best of the Boomer Blogs

     As April 15 dawns, you may be focusing on your taxes. But we here at the Best of Boomer Blogs have lifted our sights to higher goals, from the simple wisdom of Winnie the Pooh, to the bittersweet experience of emptying out a dear aunt's home, to the ... er, everyday performance of your favorite (or least favorite) airline.

     Take a quick flyover of what's on Baby Boomer minds this week:

     Laura Lee, aka the Midlife Crisis Queen, has been thinking about what changes we undergo as we approach late midlife. In her latest blog post she discusses a new book by Carol Orsborn, about transitioning from a successful career to the wild spaces beyond 60.

     John Agno of So Baby Boomer has come upon a few Secrets that Boomers Don't Want You to Know, and offers a list of some things we've been hiding. (So what do you think: Do you harbor any secrets about your money, your health, your comfort level with technology?)

     On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, covers a performance survey of the nation's 14 largest airlines. Top spot goes to ... drum roll please: Virgin America. What came in at the bottom? You'll have to make the connection over to her blog to find out. But the good news is that the researchers found overall performance for the airlines in 2012 was the second highest in the 23 years the survey has been conducted.

     Meanwhile, Sara Cornell of LifeAfterMarried and BlueBlindsMedia gets more personal. In her post Going, Going, Gone ... she writes about the feeling of loss and liberation she experienced as she emptied her late aunt's house in preparation for putting it on the market.

     And so what about Winnie the Pooh? Most people think of the chubby little Pooh as a playful, silly bear, a character in a children's book. But in her latest blog post, What Winnie the Pooh Can Teach Us, Lisa Garon Froman of Tao Flashes makes the argument that Winnie the Pooh was actually very wise ... and has some important things to teach us grownups about living a life of joy and simplicity.



rosaria williams said...

These sound marvelous! said...

Baby Boomer bloggers certainly get around. Winnie the Pooh sounds intersting. And yes, I knew he was a guru. Dianne

Linda Myers said...

Excellent resources! I put Fierce with Age on my Wish List at, joined one of the blogs and liked the other one on Facebook.

Galen Pearl said...

Thanks for calling my attention to some new blogs to explore! said...

Hope this helps.

Lorna said...

Thank you for this list. I am a bit older than the Boomers but I can still use the insight. -Lorna