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I’m now in the COVID Club and here’s what I have learned

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and I have something in common. We both tested positive for COVID-19 about a week ago. According to an article in HuffPost on January 16th, A.O.C. was not a happy camper and I’m inclined to agree with her concerns. Like me, she was fully vaccinated and had received her booster. Her complaint centred around the CDC’s guidelines for returning to normal life:…

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What’s in your future? To bra or not to bra?

If the past two years have done nothing else, they’ve relieved our entire gender, fifty percent of the population, of the encumbrances of wearing a bra. Underwires in particular are the devil’s work. Locked down and isolated, we’ve dressed for supreme comfort and it’s been divine. Even women who are still working and subject to online zoom meetings have been able to angle the camera…

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You have one week to get caught up on Ricky Gervais’s After Life

For any BoomerBroadcast readers who missed watching the first two seasons of After Life on Netflix, now’s your chance to get caught up before the start of the third and final season. It’s a brilliantly written, funny, tragic, touching dramedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais. His character, Tony, writes for a local non-profit newspaper that features articles about quirky people with unbelievably ridiculous stories they…

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New Year’s two-fer: 1 movie review; 1 book review (not a single word about COVID!)

Coincidently, as I was writing today’s book review and the movie review, it occurred to me that the movie and the book have much in common. Both are about high-achieving professional women who harbour lingering doubts about their capability and effectiveness as mothers. It comes down to the old question of life balance. Is it possible to be a good mother, a good wife, a…

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How do you handle holiday gift-giving?

Remember the days when gifts were considered something special, not obligatory? Fortunately, the older I get, the fewer gifts I have to buy. And, that’s not because everyone my age has croaked already, but we’ve become smarter. We have finally acknowledged that we have enough, more than enough and we don’t want any more ‘stuff’. And we’re spreading the word. Baby boomers have accumulated one…

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