The "Dog days of summer" are subsiding.
Summer was at its peak and September is
here. Before long, the heat will begin to
lift and the comfortable weather will
feel refreshing and cooler.
Here at Boomers International, we welcome
CHANGES, as will you. While many Dot.com
sites are shutting down - we are just beginning.
Join us in this NEW and exciting community
1. Where we are at Boomers International.
2. Two Baby Boomer books that we recommend.
3. Issues of our day.
§ Health Care Reform
§ Stem Cell Research.
§ Career and job change during these
4. Member HighLights.
5. Boomer's Tidbits & News.
SECTION ONE -
New Life and Moving BoomersInt.com
By: Jeri Maier
While the speed of computers has gotten us
all used to "instantaneous" results,
Boomers International realizes that true
GROWTH and TRANSFORMATION
takes time and patience. We apologize for the delay.
Moving from the high stress and fast pace world of
Silicon Valley to a rural area just north of
San Diego was a great life changing
and healing experience for me.
High technology is complex and
although Southern California is also
known as Silicon Beach with many
high tech companies, most of them
are still located in the cities.
Although I gained great riches of inspiration
and peaceful solitude experiences
from being close with nature,
I encountered many set back by
living in the country. The area is still
lacking internet high speed infrastructure and
the sense of urgency that I was used
to in Silicon Valley high tech industries .
We will have our new servers up
to speed very shortly.
TWO - Book Review
Visit our site to find the two baby Boomer
books that we will review.
§ Balsamic Dreams
A Short but Self-important History
of the Baby Boomer Generation
by Joe Queenan
§ 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest:
A Parent's Guide for Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome,
by Lauren Schaffer, Sandy Fleischl Wasserman.
© July 17, 2001
SECTION THREE - Issues of The day
§ Health Care Issues
Long Term Health Care Insurance.
How important to know about Long Term Health Care.
What is LTC ?
§ Stem Cell Research
By: Gary Sorkin.
A wonderful woman I know has ALS,
Amyothrophic Latereral Sclerosis, or
better known as, Lou Gehrig's Disease.
When I first met her, she was using a walker,
now she's in a wheelchair.
She told me that the prognosis for her
life span was five years to seven years.
She's had it for four years and is optimistic.
When she sits next to me in the car,
I have to buckle her seat belt for her.
We are pretty good friends. She is a Boomer.
Recently, she told me that her daughter-in-law
was pregnant. I said "congratulations."
Then, she told me that her pregnant
daughter-in-law was going to save
her placenta for her. I didn't have to ask,
"Why?" I understood. Perhaps, the placenta
will contain the gene to cure this wonderful
woman. Perhaps, the placenta will contain
the mystery to cure many diseases. Perhaps?
§ In the mean time there are oppositions to
Stem Cell Research according to ethical
quesions and beliefs.
By Jeri Maier
Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans
for Research Ethics sent 140,000 petitions to
the White House.
For more information, visit
The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics.
Understanding Stem Cell Research
President Bush announced to allow federal funding of
existing 60 lines of embryonic stem cell research.
CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
explores the issue.
§ Career and Job changes during These Economic Times
Life is changing very rapidly.
By: Gary Sorkin.
As many Boomers know,
"What used to be - is no longer."
In the "good ol' days," there was
that corporate ladder for
us to put our foot on, and climb.
People used to stay with one company
for their entire lives.
That ladder is no longer. Industries
have down-sized, and many have just
disappeared. Where do we
Boomers go when,
"What used to be - is no longer?"
The obvious answer is -
we have to change with the times.
Easier said, than done.
Many of us are hurting.
Here is a good article about changing jobs.
By Jeri Maier
An Advice Column about the Workplace & Careers.
4. Survival Tips For Job Hunters:
In a SLOW DOWN economy:
From the Cantor Concern,
1) Be prepared.
2) Never burn bridges.
3) Pound the pavement
5) Re-examine your career path
6) Don't let ego rule
A great advices from Resume.com
5 Tips for the Pink-slipped Blues
by: Michelle Kennedy, Resume.com
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As more and more healthcare concerns start affecting us
baby boomers and the older generations.
As a result, there are plenty of job opportunities in
healthcare: Check Out Monster.com: Healthcare
Perhaps this is the time for life changing or career shifting.
Time for shifting gears, an opportunity to start a business.
Perhaps, planning for early retirement.
How about going back to school or volunteering your services. There is no higher calling than helping those in need.
Time to catch up on enjoying your hobbies:
At this time of our life with lifetime experiences,
starting over can mean a job that can entail
part time consulting, full time counseling or freelance contracting.
Assessing your Retirement or Between Jobs:
How Will You Foot the Bills?
The Income You Will Need at Retirement
Assessing Your Resources
Figuring the Gap Between What You Need
and What You Have
The Final Tally: How Long Will It Last?
Ways to Fill in a Gap
If You Work and Collect Social Security
Using the Equity in Your Home
Why are boomers so job oriented?
The AARP says their generation needs
more money than their parents
generation to live comfortably and
they are more self-indulgent.
It adds up to this: A retirement income
based on pension, social security
and personal investments will not
pay the bills for consumer-oriented
Check out these websites.
SECTION FOUR - Boomers High Lights
By: Jeri Maier
Salute to our friends at Boomers International Club
for providing us with friendly conversations
with interesting topics and subjects with
their friendly and witty dispositions.
We will feature their biographies on our site
in the very near future:
Leslie - tribblehead2000
MBeth - clambeth00
Glena - glena52
Vicky - femmefataleca
Karen - jerseylady46
Rob - bigwheelie54m
Wing - wingsofblue2
Bruce H - bruce_h_93940
Ofcourse BIG Cheers to all the usual group
of friends for a great spirit at B.I club
SECTION FIVE - Boomer's Articles and Interesting Links:
§ School's Open - Interesting article about
funding kids college education.
When the kids go to College - by George Chamberlain.
§ Sound waves instead of biopsies
A system that uses sound waves to "prod"
suspect lumps deep within the body could
save millions of women from the trauma
of a breast biopsy
§ Social Security paid $31 million
in 2000, to those listed as dead!
§ On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at
Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was 42.
§ In 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth
died in New York at age 53
Babe Ruth's Official Site
§ Baseball legend Ty Cobb arrived in Detroit
on 29 August 1905 after a three-day train ride
Ty Cobb played his first major league Baseball
on August 30, 1905.
Ty Cobb's Official Home Page
§ August 31 is the anniversary of Princess's Di
§ The Top 40 Women In Rock History
§ MTV celebrated 20th anniversary.
§ The 10 Cheapest Places to Live
§ Amidst Coney Island's old Steeplechase Park
is KeySpan Park, home of
the Brooklyn Cyclones.
The boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean
are just beyond the right field stands.
The old parachute jump looks out over
As a tribute to the past.
The Boys of Summer are having a
grand time revisiting the nostalgic
feeling of Coney Island's grand ole days.
Baseball is back in Brooklyn. Go "bums."
the Brooklyn Cyclones.