I’ll Drink to That celebrates a life well-lived

Some people take longer than others to grow up. By that, I mean to become capable of taking care of themselves as an adult without relying on parents or others for emotional or financial security. In her recently released autobiography, "I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist" Betty Halbreicht was such a person. Born as the only child of an affluent Chicago couple, Halbreicht had it all — looks, money and connections. She grew up in a home with domestic help and a generous allotment of…

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Whew! I’ve finished.

In case you've been wondering why I haven't posted any book reviews lately it's because I've been ploughing through Edge of Eternity, the third book in Ken Follett's Century trilogy. There's nothing I love better than a great big fat book but at eleven hundred pages this one took some time. Follett's epic fictionalized accounts of real life events are always educational, entertaining, tantalizing and engrossing. The first book, Fall of Giants was, I thought, the best. Covering world events from the beginning of the twentieth century to about 1925,…

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My 15 minutes of fame became 45 minutes

Your Boomerbroadcaster recently guested on Sirius XM satellite Radio show "What She Said" on CBC Canada Talks Channel 167. I was contacted by host Christine Bentley (formerly newscaster for CTV television network) and interviewed on November 12, 2014 by Christine and Kate Wheeler about my new book, BOOMERBROADcast. My segment was scheduled for fifteen minutes but it seems they couldn't shut me up and the interview lasted for forty-five minutes. The entire experience was a quite a thrill for this Boomer Broad. Sharon Caddy, Kate Wheeler and Christine Bentley have…

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BOOMERBROADcast is now available on Amazon!

Just in time for Christmas and for your shopping convenience, BOOMERBROADcast has now been released on Amazon.com. With a few clicks of your mouse you can wrap up your Christmas shopping by ordering copies to be delivered to your door or directly to your gift recipients within a few days. Enjoy the advice, humour and frank opinions of this Boomer Broad in my first book. Packed with valuable business advice, astute observations on contemporary issues, book and movie reviews and commentary on fashion, mind and body, BOOMERBROADcast provides insights into…

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If I had a hammer . . . I’d have a job

Our over-educated and under-employed workforce would do well to consider what the son of business friend chose for a career. At a time when parents and educators are force-feeding young people a steady diet of university fare, our friend's son chose to become a plumber. He's been fully-employed in this line of work for more than ten years now, progressing through a four-year apprenticeship that included college courses, job training and practical experience. He's now a Project Manager for a mechanical contractor, responsible for overseeing and managing the work performed…

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Victoria’s Secret yields to customer demands – sort of. . .

Thanks so much for your support of the change.org petition (here's the link to my earlier blog http://boomerbroadcast.net/2014/10/31/here-we-go-again-ladies) criticizing Victoria's Secret for their recent ad campaign glorifying skinny female bone bags with fake surgically enhanced breasts as being the perfect body. While we didn't achieve one hundred percent success in getting them to pull the ads, they still acknowledged that they heard their customers and modified the wording somewhat. Nov 16, 2014 — Victoria's Secret changed the wording of their advertisements for their bra range Body from 'The Perfect 'Body'' to 'A…

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