Celebrating 50 big ones

Now that I've officially posted for the 50th time on my blog, I would really love a little feedback from my readers. How am I doing? Please comment below so I can better understand what you like to read. Here are a few questions to help get you started: 1.  Is the content on boomerbroadcast.net interesting to you? 2.  What subjects would you like to see me cover in the future? 3.  What previous post particularly struck a chord with you? 4.  Is there an article or posting that you…

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A familiar scenario with a twist

Yesterday my friend Terry and I went to see Judi Dench in her new movie, Philomena. I must admit, based on the trailers I saw on television, I was expecting a mildly interesting film about a common occurrence, something perhaps more appropriate for a made-for-TV movie. Philomena, a young Irish girl has a baby out-of-wedlock in the 1950s. She is given over to nuns in a convent for the duration of her pregnancy and the delivery of the baby. In return for their "charity" Philomena is indentured to the convent…

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How to rock on . . .

I've just finished watching the most fascinating British documentary that came to me via The Huffington Post. It's about fashionable women in their 70s, 80s and 90s and how they view life. What an inspiration for Boomer Broads like ourselves. Make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee, or pour yourself a lovely glass of wine, allow a bit of time (I think it's almost an hour) and tune in. It'll put a smile on your face and you'll feel much better after. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/25/fabulous-fashionistas_n_4338067.html

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Facing my addictions

My name is Lynda and I am an addict. My preferred substance is even stronger than fountain Diet Coke and music from the 60s. There is no 12-step programme and even if there were, I am not interested in rehabilitation. My problem has become addict magparticularly intense since I retired and now have the time to truly indulge myself.

I am a magazine junkie. I buy them, I read them, I hoard them and blow my money on them every chance I get. My pulse quickens when I encounter ancient magazines in doctors’ offices, big fat fashion magazines in hair salons and salacious dog-eared gossip rags on the dirty coffee table where I get my car detailed. No sources are beneath my enjoyment. It started with a simple subscription to Chatelaine many years ago. That felt so good, I soon had to up the ante and ordered a Canadian decorating magazine, then another. (more…)

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Another look at the entitlement debate

One of my favourite times of the day is enjoying my second cup of tea while reading teaThe #Globe & Mail’s essay on the Facts & Arguments page. And this morning’s “Nice work – if we can get it” by Braeden Banks did not disappoint.

His honest, intelligent commentary on the reality of young graduates finding a job in today’s economy was a realistic response to an issue I addressed in my earlier post, “The age of #entitlement”.  Braeden is obviously not one of those people seeking the perfect job in the perfect World of Oz. I applaud his resourcefulness, his determination and his lack of ego.

Braeden did all the right things, (more…)

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