Sunday, May 15, 2016

This Week Boomers Consider Rallies, Regrets, Travels, and Purchases

Mid-May suggests pursuit of spring pastimes. The weather is supposedly perfect – not too hot, not too cold. Unfortunately this year the weather did not cooperate. Yet rituals endure, and this afternoon our town celebrated spring with Chef’s Night Out. Progressing from one restaurant to another, enjoying a taste at each, the event is four hours of food indulgence. Many participants – including me – rode bikes, not using all calories consumed, but feeling less guilty than participants driving around town.

I started the week feeling the bern. New Jersey’s primary is June 7, and Bernie supporters sponsored a get-out-the-vote rally. Read about my experience in Witness to Feel the Bern.

This week fellow boomers were on the road. Laura Lee of Adventures of the New Old Farts has been traveling lately, and not just in her car! She hiked down a very steep slope to see where her homeless brother lives, north of Sedona Arizona last week.

Carol Cassara of Heart-Mind-Soul also spent this week on the road. Thinking about the past and forging good intentions in the future, she suggests we forget resolutions, since their success rate is so low. Instead, she offers a single test for anything we might do.  

Who among us hasn't had regret over something? Carol has learned that regret is not useful and gives us another way to look at life

By now all of us baby boomers have smartphones, right? Not so fast, says Tom Sightings, who is quick to tell us he has owned a smartphone for several years now. In Does a Smartphone Make Us Smart? he offers an amusing tale of how his life partner just acquired her first smartphone...and how she's already showing him up.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about a survey that shows most consumers are confused about the term “natural” on food labels. The majority of consumers surveyed said they expect processed foods labeled “natural” to contain no artificial ingredients or processing aids, no toxic pesticides, or no GMOs. Those are not required. The term natural on food labels does not have a clear meaning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working on a definition.

Stop by the boomers this week and say hi! The weather is supposed 
to warm and the sun break out, so may warm sunny skies brighten 
your week wherever you may be.

1 comment:

  1. Is it my imagination or are people getting more stupid?