Blogging Boomers Carnival #114…I’m IT!

I’m this week’s host of the Blogging Boomers Carnival…this week issue #114.  And a great collection of boomer thoughts it is.  So, without further ado (aka the economical version as a carnival homage to the ongoing economic crisis…)

At So Baby Boomer, against the backdrop of a longer lifespan and a premium on brains over brawn, more Baby Boomers are realizing that moving from a high-paying job they don’t like to a lower-paying job they enjoy  may entail less of a financial hit than they thought. 

From LifeTwo: For many, thinking of summer, of freedom and adventure, conjures up going on a “road trip.” With good reason, road trips can be all that and more.  One of the best road trip books that I’ve come across is Jamie Jensen’s Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways.”

From everybody’s fave, The Boomer Chronicles: Coming out as gay or lesbian in midlife can be hard, but it can also be the realization of lifetime.

When it comes to Twitter, well thought-out statements and PR isn’t always what grabs people’s attention. Sometimes the minor details of your day are what resonate. Andrea Stenberg at the Baby Boomer Entrepreneur shares a story of that this worked for her with Twitter Basics: How Virtual Small Talk Can Build Relationships

Bright bold shoes in eye popping colors are everywhere this spring. Are they too trendy for Boomers gals and what would you ever wear them with? Get the answers at Fabulous after 40.

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From Cindy Samuels at Don’t Gel Too Soon:  I’ve been involved with Berlin since way before the Wall came down, so the 20th Anniversary of the “Fall of the Wall” had great resonance.

What is lost when we experience a midlife crisis or really any type of crisis in our lives?  The Midlife Crisis Queen ponders this question this week.

Barbara Weibel at Hole In The Donut  brings us another intriguing travel story about Key West, Florida, explaining why the island seceded from the Union in 1982, declaring themselves the Conch Republic.

Dina at This Marriage Thing asks her brunch guests the age-old question:  which matters more — the thought or the gift?

Read a review of the book President Chavez of Venezuela recently gave to President Obama, Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano at

As for yours truly, see what funny little thoughts danced around my head this week…about cell phones and schizophrenia!

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