Here’s your chance to show your support for a struggling writer . . . ME!

Last December, I self-published my third book, We’re Not Dead Yet!, a light-hearted look at baby boomer lifestyle, fashion, current events and other issues that strike a chord with boomers.  The book is a series of easy-to-read essays and observations that will resonate with our age group and remind other generations that we’re still in the game. Self-published authors need all the help we can get…

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The Ratline, The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive is fascinating, shocking, and suspenseful

Under prolonged lockdown, I’ve been reading more books than I can possibly review on BoomerBroadcast, but this one is definitely worth recommending. History buffs will enjoy reading The Ratline, The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive by Philippe Sands. A new publication, it’s the true story of how senior SS Nazi officers and war criminals were able to escape allied capture in…

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Believe me! COVID-brain is a real thing

Have you wondered lately whether you’ll still be able to carry on an in-person conversation with real human beings when life returns to normal? Will our social skills be so stunted by more than a year of isolation that we’ll eventually wander out dazed and bewildered, incapable of making small talk or actually having something to talk about? As a baby boomer in the vulnerable over-seventy…

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Fifty years later I’m still not converted to metric

Canada axed the old Imperial measurement system and adopted the more global metric system fifty years ago. Back then, I was living with Joan, a friend from my Willard Hall days in downtown Toronto. I clearly remember her confidently declaring that she would not be ‘converting’. She was determined to abandon any previous knowledge of Imperial and declare herself wholely and utterly now in the…

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For a pandemic pick-me-up, travel to Paris in Craig Carlson’s second book about life in the City of Light

After starting two or three books that turned out to be duds, I was delighted when my friend Terry recommended Let Them Eat Pancakes by Craig Carlson. Terry shares my taste in reading material so I knew I would like it . . . and I did! It was like taking a mini-trip to Paris without leaving the house. The title is a riff on…

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