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FEB and MARCH 2000 ISSUE
    Table of Contents:
    SECTION ONE - A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
    SECTION TWO - SPIRITUALITY
    SECTION THREE - WOMAN!
    SECTION FOUR - SPRING BREAK
    SECTION FIVE: NOSTALGIA -
    SECTION SIX - FUN SITES
    SECTION SEVEN: - BOOMER OF THE MONTH
    - Sorcha Blaine
    - Gary Sorkin
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    SECTION ONE - FROM THE EDITOR!
    
    Big news!  We are almost ready to debut a new website
    that will  bring Boomers International, and all of our current
    and future members well into the new Millenium!  Our staff
    (yes we now have executive staff!  Can you believe it??) has 
    been working daily to bring you a bigger, better,  and more 
    value packed Boomers International website.  You will be very
    surprised by the new services and content we have included. 
    But I need all of you to please write me as we move forward, 
    and let us know what you like, and what you may not like 
    as much.  After all, it is for you.  We have been heartened by 
    your positive response to what we are trying to do.  We believe 
    that you have a vision of what you want on the net.  We have 
    heard your wish for more spiritual areas, as well as business 
    and gender issues. 
    
    We intend to continue the areas you have used most, and add
    many more.  I will send you a personal invitation to our new
    debut, and ask that you let me know what you think.  I know
    you'll be as excited as I am now.
    
    As we move firmly into the new millenium, we here at Boomers
    International have dreams of service and connections far
    beyond what we have done in the past.  And we invite you
    to join us, as we try to make this ever shrinking world, a little
    bit better.
    	
    So let me close this and wish you continued Peace, prosperity,
    and most of all Love in your life.
    
    Jeri Maier,  
    Executive Director,
    Boomers International 
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    SECTION TWO: SPIRITUALITY
     
    "I believe that as spiritual beings on a journey in a
    physical world, we are here to learn and grow into
    wholeness. From a cosmic view,  each thing that happens to
    us, whether we perceive it to be "good" or "bad", has an
    underlying meaning with positive intention. Even the most
    tragic crises of our lives can enhance the development of our 
    souls if we learn to see them as lessons and opportunities 
    instead of as mistakes, accidents, bad luck, or punishment.
    
    I believe that the physical world is a mirror of the world within
    us, and that the principles explaining the functioning of the
    universe are the same as those that guide our inner lives. 
    For example, the Hermetic Principle of Polarity, which states
    "Everything is Dual: everything has poles; everything has its
    pair of opposites..." applies both to the physical and meta-
    physical worlds. The ancient adage, "As without, so within"
    is another way of expressing this relationship. One implication
    is that if we want to gain a better understanding of events in
    the outer world, we should reflect on the events of our inner
    lives. "
    
    Jean Raffa is the author of The Bridge to Wholeness:
    A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth and Dream 
    Theatres of the Soul: Empowering the Feminine through
    Jungian Dream Work. Her work focuses on spiritual and
    psychological growth, the empowerment of women,
    generating reverence for the feminine principle and
    creating partnership between masculinity and femininity.
    Besides practicing this in her daily living, she shares this
    with others through her writing and speaking engagements. 
    
    By Permission : Jean Benedict Raffa
    E-mail Jean at: Jeanraffa@aol.com 
    1999 Jean Benedict Raffa, Ed.D.
    

    SECTION THREE: WOMAN
    
    		ARE YOU A RULE-BREAKER?	
    
    	
    WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN!!!
    
    Sourcebooks, Inc. is looking for a rule-breaking,
    torchbearing, unconventional woman who most
    exemplifies the spirit of The Women Who 
    Broke All the Rules (by Susan Evans & 
    Joan Avis ISBN 1-57071-428-2)!
    
    This book features the remarkable stories of 100
    women who chose their own paths in life, with no
    role models to follow,  and ended up turning tradition
    on its ear. These are the women who asked not only
    "Why?" but "Why not?".   Why can't I be a doctor or 
    a lawyer? Why can't I be a pilot or a business
    executive? And simpler questions like: Why can't I 
    send flowers to a man? Why can't I wear pants in
    the workplace? Why can't I live on my own?
    
    These women weren't thrill seekers, nor were they
    looking to forge new paths, they just wanted to live 
    their life their way. And to do so, they had to make 
    choices that the women before them had not made.
    Look around, surely you know these women -- your
    friend, sister, mother, aunt, daughter -- or yourself!
    
    The winning entrant will be rewarded with a fabulous
    trip to the beautiful and exciting Mexican Caribbean in
    a private beachfront casita.  But that's not all.....$500 
    will be awarded to the bookstore that sends in the
    winning entry. For entry forms and details, contact
    your local independent bookstore.  
    
    If your bookseller isn't already participating in the 
    contest, he or she can call 1-800-43-BRIGHT x271
    and ask for Dianne. The contest begins in March,
    Women's History Month, and runs until May 31, 2000.
    The winner will be announced on Independence Day. 
    
    INFORMATION SHEET -- THE WOMEN WHO BROKE ALL THE RULES
    OLD RULE: ACCEPT WHAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE. NEW TRUTH: CHANGE WHAT YOU CAN'T ACCEPT. WOMEN'S LIVES HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THE LAST 30 YEARS. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? For the last three decades, women have been waking up every morning and changing the world-- constructing their own lives in the best way possible, taking advantage of opportunities, and learning from their mistakes. In our lifetime, they REINVENTED FEMALE ADULTHOOD. Today women are astronauts, governors, police chiefs, Fortune 500 executives, college professors, world-class athletes, news anchors, firefighters, software designers, three-star generals, U.S. senators, and presidential candidates. How did the generation of women who went first do it? How did they become RULE-BREAKERS? What was their journey like? What obstacles did they overcome? What NEW TRUTHS did they discover? YOU can learn HOW TO LIVE A HEALTHY, SATISFYING, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE from The Women Who Broke All the Rules (ISBN: 1-57071-428-2). by Susan Evans & Joan Avis

    SECTION FOUR: SPRING BREAK
    Spring is a perfect time to prepare for a beautiful summer garden.
    
    Garden  list of plants.  
    
    Great Bulbs for Your Garden 
    
    Find list of plants.  
    
    NGA Horticultural Dictionary
    15,000 entries including an extensive selection
    of plants and their varieties, fruits, herbs, vegetables,
    botanical terms, pests, diseases, pesticides, fertilizers,
    soils, tools and materials, and techniques. 
    

    SECTION FIVE: NOSTALGIA
    
    The  SCARS OF SWEET PARADISE book is the paperback 
    edition of The Life and Times of Janis Joplin. The author, 
    Alice Echols,  who has written for The Nation, The Village 
    Voice and L.A.  Weekly. 
    
    SCARS OF SWEET PARADISE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANIS JOPLIN 
    by Alice Echols (Henry Holt;An Owl Book Biography 5 1/2 x 8 
    1/4; 432 pp. 16 pages b&w photos 0-8050-5394-8
    $15.00/$22.50 CAN February 2000 )
    Deeply affecting biography of one of America's most 
    recognizable and tragic stars, Janis Joplin, as well as a vivid
    cultural history of an era that changed the world. 
    
    You can also see some reviews and an excerpt at the publisher's  
    site:
    http://www.henryholt.com/98-2hh/scarsofsweetpar.htm
    
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    02/22/00- Updated 07:04 PM ET
    
    Children of '60s share love for candy
    By Craig Wilson, USA TODAY
    
    Valentine's Day is long over. Easter is two months away.
    What's a candy lover to do? Go down memory lane, perhaps.
    
    Remember wax lips and wax bottles, Atomic Fire Balls,
    candy cigarettes and bubble-gum cigars? Groovy Candies
    has them all.
    
    "Blast from the past" boxes of candy are starting to
    show up on the celebrity circuit. Matt Lauer of NBC's 
    Today got a box from Bryant Gumbel of CBS' The 
    Early Show as a Christmas present, then turned around
    just this month to give a box to talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell. 
    
    "I became obsessed with creating the world's first collection
    of the best baby-boomer candy," says Cleveland entrepreneur
    George Schauer, who now packages that candy .
    
    Each 3.5-pound box holds more than 40 hard-to-find candies
    from the '60s that still are produced today.
    
    A Sugar Daddy never tasted so good.
    
    Boxes sell for $24.95, plus $6 for shipping and handling.
    Call 888-729-1960 or visit www.groovycandies.com.  

    SECTION SIX: WEB SITES OF INTEREST
    By: Jay Anderson  and Jeri Maier 
     
    http://www.napster.com
    FREE Search Engine for MP3s
    Download Napster software and join the MP3 communities,
    1000 of MP3 files to download ...
    (Jay Anderson)
    
    http://www.war-stories.com/FromTheOtherSide.htm
    From The Other Side 
    Thanks For Remembering - Behind The Wall  
    (Darlene)
    
    http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Arc/6338/9120.html
    Friend ! 
     
    http://www.angelfire.com/ma/shayni/gift.html
    The Gift 
    
    http://www.ishaah.com/Believe.htm
    Believe! 
    
    http://www.mallandmore.com/good
    Start Feeling Good About Yourself 
    
    http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Coast/7959/index.html
    Friendship  
    
    http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Coast/7959/TimeForLove.htm
    Time for Love
    
     
    http://www.marsvenus.com/MVLuvTips.html
    Women today commonly complain that their partners are
    no longer romantic, while men wonder what is wrong 
    when they no longer feel attracted to their spouse.
    
    In reality, romance doesn't happen automatically-or just on 
    Valentine's Day, for that matter. Passion is in the details. 
    To experience it 365 days a year, you'll have to be attentive,
    creative, and loving. Every little thing we do or say has a 
    cause and effect. With that in mind, here are five romantic
    resolutions you can make that will nurture and strengthen
    your relationship this coming year:
    
     
    http://www.marsvenus.com/MVLuvTips.html
    
    From:
    www.MarsVenus.com,
    the official website of John Gray and the Mars 
    Venus World
    http://www.marsvenus.com
    
    


    SECTION SEVEN:BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
    MARCH 2000
     
    Naza is Our March 2000 Boomers Of The Month 
    March 2000
    

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