BOOMERBROADcast

Baby Boomer's social commentary on life in OUR sixties for those who rocked life in THE sixties.

We won the lottery

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Being born in Canada with all its social benefits, economic stability, good manners and relatively boring politics is right up there with winning the lottery. It even partially compensates for our shitty winters. While we condemn our Prime Minister for his high-handed proroguing of parliament, at least our British-like system wouldn’t stand for the disgraceful goings-on that are happening right now in the United States. They seem determined to internally combust. It’s the old story of the tail wagging the dog and it’s not a pretty sight.

We spend half the year in the United States and know that the current situation is definitely not the democracy preferred by the majority. The wheels have completely fallen off. In a country with some of the brightest people in the world, how can things go so far awry?

Eric Idle of the former Monty Python troupe  posted some interesting comments on The Huffington Post. I think we all share his sentiments. Please, Uncle Sam – play nice, share your toys, and stop bullying your friends and family . The current “time-out” isn’t working and we hate to think what will happen next. It’s not productive. As your neighbours we are very concerned.

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

One thought on “We won the lottery

  1. Right on Lynda! Right on, Eric!
    Maryse

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