Without further ado (or posturing…hehe) here is this week’s lineup:
From Wes, at Life Two, it’s Divorce Math, where no matter what the story problem, the answer always come out to one. That said, here’s a list of some of the ways to make sure one is not the loneliest number.
Ron at I Remember JFK reflects on Orson Bean: “Orson Bean was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont. He had a cousin you may have heard of, Calvin Coolidge. But speaking from my own perspective, he is renowned for his quick comedic style and demonstrated on various episodes of the Johnny Carson Show which I viewed as a child.”
Rhea asks: “I like newspapers. Does that make me old?” Read more at The Boomer Chronicles.
From Laura Lee, Queen of The Midlife Crisis Queen: How do you keep hope alive that the partner of your dreams might be just around the corner? Music is a great solution! “Without music, life would be a mistake!” -Nietzsche
Cindy at Don’t Gel Too Soon tells us that scary economic times can really – uh – scare a person.
Staying with the theme of economics, Andrea at The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur notes that Baby Boomers are closer to retirement than younger entrepreneurs. As a result, we should be planning our business exit strategy now. Here’s what you need to consider in your succession plan in this two-part post Succession Planning: Do You Have An Exit Strategy For Your Business?
But what if you still need to find a job? With the U.S. jobless rate hitting 6.5% in October, and many economists thinking it could reach 8% by late 2009, many boomers are or will be looking for a mid-life career change. That is why John at SoBabyBoomer.com is offering a number of online career transition resources for the involuntary retired. But if you are able to ignore economic woes, you might be looking for a way out of the winter weather. Heading south and wondering what to pack? Check out Fabulous after 40 for some up to date travel wardrobe tips to make you look Boomer Beautiful!
Here’s one to get you thinking! Ann asks: “What do snowflakes, the lemon wedges you get in bar-bought drinks and flight attendants have in common?” Head over to Contemporary Retirement to find out.
As for me, I’d like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving celebration if you are a US reader. And to those of you in other countries, I’ll be making a virtual place for you at my table!