Blogging Boomers Carnival #107

It is my turn to host the Blogging Boomers Carnival, installment number 107.  I have the privilege of being the first host in daylight savings time.  This week, I’m all about innovation, imagination, reengineering, revisioning.  Creativity, inspiration, and the first breaths of spring a’comin’.

Last week I promised to share some goodies and I’ve got the goods, thanks to many of our intrepid Carnies.  So, in addition to many of the posts, this week, our favorite bloggers ALSO share some of the websites and/or blogs that THEY have found innovative or inspiring.  Enjoy.

A wakeup call about social networking from John Agno, at So Baby Boomer:  Anecdotal evidence suggests that Baby Boomers have discovered Facebook in a big way.  However, SoBabyBoomer suggests that we must be clear about the lies we tell ourselves regarding the use of this social network.

To her surprise, when Barbara Weibel at Hole In The Donut traveled to Ocracoke Island – one of the most isolated places in the country – she understood the unique brogue spoken by the locals, leading her to a discovery about her family roots.
Barbara sends her recommendation to a wonderful blog  authored by Ruth Pennebaker, who is an amazing writer. Barbara tells us: “Sometimes I cry when I read her posts; other times I laugh out loud, but her writing always touches me profoundly.”  Visit the The Fabulous Geezersisters.  (I’m heading over there just because of the name!)

Laura Lee Carter, AKA “The Midlife Crisis Queen”,  asks: How does real human change occur?  Let’s ask an expert on the human mind and brain function Dr. Joe Dispenza.  Laura Lee asks us to spread the love check out the blog of her Australian friend.  It’s called Hot Middlescence! 

“I have a relative who retired at age 53, and I’m envious”, says Carnival co-founder, Rhea Becker at The Boomer Chronicles.   Nuff said.

This one cracks me up:  Over at Menopause the Blog, Wendy Lawson explains why mid-life women have so many bad hair days… (Refer back to The Boomer Chronicles, above.)

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Do you have a passion for photography? Check out SoFoBoMo over at Contemporary Retirement.  And Ann Harrison’s points us to Jeanette Maw’s Good Vibe Blog – all about the Law of Attraction.  That’s good…I’m going to check it out…I’m trying to attract some money.

Ron Enderland never fails to evoke nostalgic memories at I Remember JFK   This week he brings us “Essential 60’s Accessories: Ashtrays and Lighters –Let’s step back in time and step inside a typical home of the 1960’s. We’ll use my modest Miami, Oklahoma dwelling, of course. It was a 1950’s era tract home sitting on a modestly traveled street. Very typical of what WWII veterans were raising families in. If you have time-traveled from the 21st century, the first thing you will notice when you step through my front door (three small staggered vertical windows placed at adult-viewing level) is a pervading odor of stale cigarette smoke.”

Intrepid co-founder Wesley Hein brings me great joy this week:  More and more people are becoming obsessed with Twitter. Why this is happening and how you can use it are the focus of the LifeTwo article Twitter: What It Is And Why You Should Know (And How To Find Us); “Twitter Power”  And his recommended favorite web site is the satirical website The Onion

Good listening is pure love. What? Has listening become the lost art of relationships?  Dina, at This Marriage Thing shares why and her favorite StoryCorp moment.

Don’t know about you, but fashion IS all about innovation.  Spring Styles are starting to pop up in stores and there’s plenty of choice out there. What are this season’s latest trends, and how can you wear them without looking too old, too young, but just right? Visit Fabulous after 40 to find out.

Nancy, at VaBoomer, brings some perspective to the table.  Becoming a Human Hub in challenged economic times:  connect, connect, connect!

What is indoctrination and what isn’t – and does it matter?  A children’s ceremony raises questions over at Don’t Gel Too Soon

And as for me, already filled with such great thoughts from these wonderful writers, I’d like to turn your attention to another great writer, my mother, Corinne Copnick  (, who breathes life to the written word while exploring innovation at the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver, BC

10 thoughts on “Blogging Boomers Carnival #107

  1. Greetings from a fellow Daylight Savings Time victim, land of the 25-hour-day hoax! I’m enjoying reading about all you Boomers’ socio-political views, since I mostly dwell in midlife minutae. I’ve been ticking down the blogrolls and being dazzled by saavy and insight. Keep up the good work, Boomers all! And thank you, Gen Plus, for a great carnival!

  2. Janet, I’ve meaning to formally thank you for the link (thanks to Ann, too!) and let you know I’d LOVE to see you manifest some money! Let me know if I can be of any service. 🙂

    Great blog carnival you hosted! I’ll be tuning in again.


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