I am one of those famous Baby Boomers.  We are the generation that seemingly had everything going our way.  Some people think we are, for the most part, selfish and have made fortunes at the expense of our children.  And predictions are that we will burden the health care and pension systems to the point of bankruptcy. True, there are a lot of us coming through the life cycle at the same time. We have always liked to “stir the pot” just by being who we are.  Our parents had great hopes that we would exceed their living standards and continue in their footsteps to build a better world for our children. History will be the judge of whether we have achieved either of these goals.  I cannot speak for my entire generation, but I can share some thoughts from the perspective of an Aging Boomer.

On July 26, 2012, Clanmother received a nomination for One Lovely Blog Award by Maarit-Johanna and her fascinating blog, History of the Ancient World.  I am honoured to accept the nomination, but I’m even more excited to connect with a fellow blogger who shares my interest in historical events.  If you ever want to discover the excitement of the ancient world, you will want to read  Maarit-Johanna’s blog.


After a bit of research on the forums, I understand are three rules to accepting a One Lovely Blog Award:

1)      Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you.

2)      Describe 7 things about you.

3)      Nominate 15 bloggers.

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates

The other day I met up with some friends who spent a considerable amount of time discussing how busy they were.  It became a competition.  Who was the busiest?  I even found myself contributing to this jumble of “busies.” In the end, I really didn’t know how much actual communication had taken place.  That is, until I realized that messages were scattered in between our “busy lists.”

You meet the most interesting people in line ups!  Especially in the morning coffee queues, when the need for caffeine has reached its zenith and patience is in the losing position. These are the times when opportunity gives its best performance.

Have you ever measured your curiosity fitness level?  You know – the part of you that has a strong desire to know or learn something.  Generally, humans are curious creatures.  But the true measure of curiosity fitness is how an individual defines “something.”

When Katie Holmes filed for divorce on June 28th and Adele announced her pregnancy on June 29th, the messages were passed on via Facebook and Twitter using internet (faster than light) speed.    With our instant communication capability, gossip spreads quickly.  Is this curiosity or merely entertainment?