Sunday, May 20, 2018

Best and Brightest Blogs from Boomers

     There's lots going on this week on the web from our demographic colleagues. Maybe these items aren't edgy or hip. But they are reasonable and relevant. So let's check in with some of the best, covering a number of topics.

Community service . . . 

     Sue Loncaric of Sizzling Toward Sixty reminds us that thriving isn't just about what we do for ourselves but also how we treat others. Studies show that giving back or being generous and showing kindness can offer health benefits as well as make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. She reports that it's National Volunteers Week in Australia, with its theme of  "Give a little, Change a lot," and that leads her to discuss the benefits of volunteering.

     Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting spent one day a week for the past several weeks fulfilling her civic duty. She served on a grand jury and summarizes the experience in her latest post Doing My Civic Duty -- Part 2.

Health . . . 

     Rebecca Olkowski on BabyBoomster.com interviews Daniel Chang, MD, a cataract and refractive surgeon and vision correction specialist. He gives her the goods on having cataract surgery, and offers a few facts that every Baby Boomer should know.

     Carol Cassara, in a powerful piece called Why We Must Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, reveals her own experience and discusses how important it is to talk about domestic abuse in order to eradicate it.

     Rita R. Robison on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide calls out the Trump administration for thwarting efforts to get information to consumers about food. Updates to nutrition labels are threatened to be delayed and mandatory labels for genetically modified food will be weakened.

Reminiscing . . .

Laura Lee Carter in The Redemptive Power of Love says she woke up to catch the end of the royal wedding of Harry & Meghan, just in time to witness what was for her the best part -- the part that reminded her of her own bliss after finally meeting her true love at age 49.

Prize for Sightings Over Sixty
     Kathy Gottberg of SmartLiving365 takes it upon herself to answer 30 questions worth asking yourself. Questions like: What trip have you taken that has had a huge impact on you? What is your most underappreciated gift? Under what circumstances are you willing to lie?

     As for me? I've arrived in Independence, MO, just in time to attend the 175th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Oregon Trail, on a trip that I hope will have a lasting impact on me. And -- no lie -- I just found out that this blog won another award. The honor comes from Mason Finance and names Sightings Over Sixty as one of the Top Ten retirement blogs of 2018.

11 comments:

Meryl Baer said...

Congratulations on the award! Well deserved. Now enjoy your cross-country trip. And keep us posted.

Rebecca Olkowski said...

Congrats,Tom. How exciting!

Laura Lee Carter said...

Very cool Tom! Great job on this week's BBB too!

Tabor said...

A lot of links here to read. Guess I will wait until I am done with errands and sit down and explore.

Rita said...

Hi Tom,

Congratulations on your award. It's well deserved. You do such a good job, and are such a fantastic writer.

Rita

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the award. Would love to see lots of photos of your journey to the west coast.

Sue Loncaric said...

Great layout Tom and terrific posts again this week. I've shared on my ST60&Beyond Facebook page. Have a great week!

Celia said...

Wonderful, congratulations. Cool to make it for the celebration of the Oregon Trail opening.

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Retirement Confidential said...

Congratulations on your award, and thanks for the inspiration! I'm new to retirement blogging, but so far, so good.

Carol Cassara said...

I am late to this party but wow, congrats! And I've shared around!