What a pleasure it is to read a good book by a Canadian author. “#Road Ends” by Mary Lawson is set near #New Liskeard in northern Ontario and London, England in the years between 1966 and 1969. Road Ends chronicles the lives of various members of a small town family that includes seven boys and one girl. I could relate not only to the small town setting but also to the descriptions of Megan travelling to England in 1966 when she was 21, as I also traveled to England in 1967 by myself at the age of 20. Road Ends is a fast read but covers a complex set of circumstances and personalities. I had to wait a few weeks for it to become available to download from my local library as it’s a current best-seller but it was worth the wait. The book is well-written, engaging and a genuine page-turner – just what I like. Hope you do too.
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