Sunday, April 8, 2018

Boomers Mark Spring Reflecting on the Present, Moving Forward, and Recalling the Past

In the Spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
 – Mark Twain

Springtime in Vermont

I spent the first weekend of April in Vermont, standing at a window appalled at the falling snow. It is spring. Time to pack away sweaters, boots, ski jackets. 

Although the weather won’t cooperate, this week boomers are determined to move ahead as the promise of spring energizes us. Some boomers move ahead with new projects, while others are in a contemplative mood, attempting to slow down and enjoy the season’s newness.

For Sue Loncaric from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, April has started and along with Spring that also means the Blogging AtoZ Challenge. This year, Sue is taking us from AtoZ with a Guide to Thriving in Life.  She kicked off the challenge with ‘A’ is for an Ageless Attitude and why we shouldn’t let age define us. Read her thoughts about how you can have an ageless attitude and also take a life audit.

Laura Lee Carter, over at the Adventures of the NEW Old Farts seems to be lost in the present moment and busy accessing her intuition this week.

Rebecca Olkowski with looks back, for fun, at the cartoons and TV shows we watchedin the 1960s, particularly those that dealt with the Cold War. Seems appropriate with all this talk about Russians. 

If life throws you a lemon – make lemonade. 
Our bloggers offer suggestions on how to move forward despite life's setbacks.

We become someone new after every loss--remaking ourselves out of what remains. Carol Cassara explains how that reconstruction requires us to fall apart at A Healing Spirit.   

Sometimes you get to plan for retirement and sometimes early retirement is forced upon you. What do you do?  Do you find another job or do you embrace your new circumstances?  In Jennifer's latest interview on Unfold And Begin, meet Deb and find out what she did when it happened to her in What She did With An Unexpected Retirement.

Much has been written lately about identity theft and security breaches at various companies. On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about what to do if your data is stolen as part of data breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal, or Best Buy. First, visit to get detailed advice. For an online login or password, log in to your account and change your password. For payment card information, contact your bank or credit card company to request a new card number. See Robison’s article for more details.

And finally, famous folks on aging and retirement…

This week Tom Sightings of Sightings Over 60 has collected two dozen quotes about aging and retirement that you might find amusing, inspirational or insightful. So if you're of a certain age, go check them out at Quotable Retirees and see that, as Mark Twain said, "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."


  1. Thanks for putting some great reads together Meryl. We ae in Autumn in Australia but it still feels like Summer!

  2. Thanks Meryl, it's great to read your post and to see the link to Jennifer's post where she interviewed me. A great selection here :)

  3. Yes, wrote a poem about dyslexic spring on my "other" blog. It has been crazy.

  4. Enjoyed...and shared all over the place!

  5. Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed all of the posts.