Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Famous, the Not So Famous, and the Academy Awards Highlight the Week

 Sunset over the Pacific, Domenical Costa Rica. Peaceful...
.unlike my last day in the country!

Poor internet connections, iPad woes and a shuttle van trip from h*ll marked the last full day of my Costa Rican adventure.  Hopefully everyone else's experiences this week were more upbeat. 

The boomers were busy this week reading and researching, interviewing and writing about some famous individuals, and others not so well known. A famous poet, a fashion blogger, and a Mom are in the spotlight. A Dad also receives a few good words..

Laura Lee of The Adventures of the New Old Farts has been enjoying the writing of the great American poet Maya Angelou and a GREAT PBS Special about her life this week! So thought provoking...

On a lighter note, over at Heart Mind Soul Carol's got a shoe obsession and knows someone who is even more a fan of great shoes. She's interviewed Linda Hobden here and Linda has shared some photos of shoes that are hot in the U.K., where she lives. 

Carol's also talking about how she learned to let go of things she thought she wanted, only to find that even better things came her way.

And if you're in the mood for a bit of nostalgia, laced with some humor, check out the post by Tom Sightings, My Mom's Cooking, which shows how some things change, while other things remain the same.

Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, has been busy watching the movies from last year that have been nominated for Academy Awards. She has some gripes about the nominations as well as her list of preferred winners.  Robison hopes Hollywood will change its pattern and make more less-violent movies and make more movies about women. These trends continue despite fantastic movies last year such as “Hidden Figures” and “Arrival.” She also found time to write about income tax scams, how to make lamb stew, and new protections when you write an online review.

Spend a few minutes this week perusing these interesting posts by our boomers and perhaps leave a comment. We love to hear from our readers!


  1. Lovely sunset photo. Sorry your final day in Costa Rica didn't go well. Look to the future!

  2. I hate when the last day has the potential to wipe out the rest of the experiences good memories. Have had a couple of those trips. But in the end travel is kind of like childbirth -- you do forget the bad stuff.

  3. I love your photo it is beautiful. Thanks for leaving links to check out other bloggers. What a great way to support your online friends and helping to promote other bloggers.