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BOOMERBROADcast reader goes postal

Today I’m turning over my platform for a guest rant from Keith, a regular follower of BOOMERBROADcast. Here’s what he had to say: Canada Post is fading away. Not because people don’t want them or because the price of stamps is too high. No! It’s because Canada Post employees don’t give a damn! To get a letter from Burlington to Guelph, a forty-five minute drive,…

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Trainwreck is LOL

Amy Schumer is right on track with her new movie Trainwreck. Unfortunately I missed the first fifteen minutes of the movie because I walked into Theatre 3 which started earlier than Theatre 6, where I should have been. Old ladies are prone to these bouts of confusion. I’ve been watching her Tuesday night show on the Comedy Channel and love her humour. Trainwreck is a…

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The day the knowledge died

When Baby Boomers pass from this world, a large chunk of knowledge unique to our generation will die with us. We represent the last generation who still knows what carbon paper was for, what it felt like and how to make it last longer. We are the last generation who learned to type on a manual typewriter—we still bang away on our feather touch computer…

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Understanding Stalin’s Daughter

Wow! What a book. Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan combines three things I love to read about—women’s lives, history and Russia. The book was heavy in detail as it follows the life of Svetlana Stalin over eighty-five years. True to the prediction of a palm-reader, her life was divided into three parts: her early years under her Father’s rule; her years as a young woman…

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How many is too many?

It’s those sly French women who are responsible for my latest wardrobe folly. Watching them dash about the streets of Paris wearing simple basics with a gorgeous scarf lufting in the breeze, classic, art-inspired jewelry and an expensive leather cross-body bag, I imagined I could also achieve that air of je ne sais quois. All I had to do was buy good pants, tops and…

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