Table Of Contents
Section 1 Mission Statement
Section 2 Web Sites of Interest
Section 3 Internet Resorts
Section 4 Boomers Poetry
Section 5 Books Review
Section 6 TIPS For Boomers
Section 7 Prespectives
Section 8 Boomer Of The Month
Section 9 Subscription instructions:
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SECTION 1: MISSION STATEMENT
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SECTION 2: WEBSITES OF INTEREST
*Real* musicians forming a rock band solely because they're ... well
... real musicians? Unheard of until Cream, the late-sixties trio of legendary
virtuosos. Derek Araujo, a Physics Major at Harvard whose two heroes appear
to be Jack Bruce and Bertrand Russell (not necessarily in that order --
or maybe so!) has put together the ultimate Cream Web Site. Click it on
and be prepared for the assault: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~daraujo/creamindex.html
James Bond movies through the years have gone through various transformations,
most notably James Bond himself. But we Boomers know who the *best* Bond
was. Read about it here: http://www.suite101.com/articles/article.cfm/1720
Trivia Quiz: What do The Early Eyeball Fraternal And Marching Society,
Percy Dovetonsils, and The Nairobi Trio all have in common? Check here
for the answer: http://www.suite101.com/articles/article.cfm/1680
A colleague of mine at Suite 101, Music Education Editor Deborah Jeter,
has put together an amazing 'Blues Ring' with dozens of links to great
Blues Sites. She also handles the 'Blues Loop' -- and if you ask me what
the difference is between a ring and a loop I'd tell you to ask a geometry
teacher (it probably has something to do with 'parabolas' ...). Go there
if you love the Blues: http://www.geocities.com/~longjohnhunter/blueslinks.html#ring
By: Chuck Nyren, email@example.com Suite
101 -- Winner of 7 Canadian Internet Awards http://www.suite101.com/userfiles/179/splash.htm
Fiction in: Pogonip: http://www.ior.com/~mww/pogonip/fiction/fiction.htm
GTO WorldWide: http://www.well.com/user/buttrfly/
SECTION 3: INTERNET RESOURCES
SEARCH FOR PEOPLE WEBSITES!
Looking for long lost friends? Adoption Search?
Newest Search Web site, search for people with only first name
for looking up old albums and getting bio info on artists.
for looking up Movies and getting bio info on actors.
SECTION 4: BOOMERS POETRY
by Ken Siegelman
It was the year of jackals
For our veterans
Whose memories of World War II
Were as crisply tailored
As the uniforms they still fit into
In the privacy of attics
All across America.
They recollected army cinemas
Watching movies of her
With the fantasy of coming home
To Rita Hayworth,
To make their lives complete
When all the fighting stopped. . .
Many seemed to even kill
In the way that weary battles
Conjure secret loyalties
Just to get one through alive. . .
Now she’s swept away
By a foreigner;
Out of sight and touch
With feelings of a loss of trust
Few men at that time
Could neatly put to words.
In that year
The dreaded news
That the Russians also had
Seemed certain proof
That somehow we had
Been betrayed. . .
Many men cast aside
With an overriding sense
That the honeymoon was over
Years before they ever noticed
Anything was wrong.
Excerpted from For Boomers Only book of original poetry by :
SECTION 5: BOOKS REVIEW
WHERE IS OUR PSYCHIC QUEST LEADING US?
Two books that should make us pause and think.
By Julianna Joyce Perkins
PSYCHIC WARRIOR REMOTE VIEWERS:
Inside the CIA's The Secret History
Stargate Program of American's Psychic Spies
By David Morehouse By Jim Schnabel
In our fascination of OBE's (out of body experiences)
and NDE's (near death experiences) we tend to embrace the
wonderful, spiritual experience, and forget that there could be
a more worldly aspect to this type of phenomena. Like most
people, I've enjoyed learning about psychic occurrences and
having these experiences. But I've discovered there are
other things out there that can get pretty involved.
For those of you who haven't seen the media blitz of the
last few years, there is a technique called Remote Viewing.
This ability has caught the attention of more than just spiritual
seekers. In fact, some of the people involved do not necessarily
believe it is spiritual. I'm referring to the CIA's use of remote
viewers for the purpose of espionage and covert operations.
The program was called Stargate.
My first impulse, being the emotional trampolinist that
I am, was to be upset. When I calmed down I started to research
this for myself. I found that this technique is a process
developed at the SRI in Palo Alto, California by Ingo Swann.
His abilities were so accurate that he caught the attention of
the government and was given a grant to develop it further.
The trainees went through months and sometimes years of perfecting
their abilities. The experiments resulted in some very impressive
accuracy rates. The viewers would be given co-ordinates, go
through their method of "leaving their bodies" and be able to
accurately describe what they were seeing, feeling, smelling, etc.
The development continued along the road of exploration and the
viewers were sent into the past, into the future, and even
attempted visits to other parts of the Universe.
Well, of course, my outrage turned to excitement.
Think of all the ways this technique could benefit mankind.
We could find missing children. We could solve crimes. We
could even locate disease within a body. As I pondered, I
suddenly realized the impact it would have on me to actually
experience watching someone be brutally harmed and murdered.
What would it do to a person to constantly be placed in that
position? What damage would result on a person's physical
and emotional being? I knew I needed to talk with someone
experienced, and who still remained intact. Someone I
My quest led me first to the book PSYCHIC WARRIOR
by David Morehouse. I found it at Barnes & Noble
(my home away from home). It was located in the science
fiction aisle, which surprised me since it's promoted as
a true story. It is written by one of the participants in
the Stargate Program. The cover jacket confirmed that this
was a true story. David Morehouse is a third generation army
officer with a long list of military commendations.
I read the book with interest and expectation. I found
the story to be a wonderfully fictionalized account of a true
experience, the 'non-fiction' novel as some publishers call it.
Captain Morehouse did indeed participate in something extremely
intense. However the effects of being a "viewer" almost cost
him all that was precious to him. I understand that PSYCHIC
WARRIOR is being made into a movie. It will make a great action
film (although I'm not sure I agree with the 'rumored' actor
who will play Capt. Morehouse).
But I wanted something a little closer to the facts.
I turned to the Internet. My perseverance paid off. I found
another member of the program who agreed to correspond with me.
He is Ret. Captain Paul Smith. Paul requested I read another
book, REMOTE VIEWERS, by the journalist Jim Schnable. Jim is
a science writer and has published in THE WASHINGTON POST,
DISCOVER, NEW SCIENTIST, and other publications of note. The
book is told in true journalist style, and I believe the author
kept his objectivity. If you want to know the nitty-gritty of
Stargate, I believe you'll not be disappointed with this account.
What of the other 'viewers'? What happened to them, their
families, and their lives? Well, unfortunately some of them
died before their time.
Some, like David Morehouse, broke under the strain.
A few have set up businesses to utilize their abilities for
the general public. Some teach the technique, which costs
about $3,000.00 for a week's training session. Fortunately
there are those like Paul Smith. He and the others managed
to keep their prospective on life through their stint with
the bomb searches, time warps, burning soldiers, and other
atrocities. Paul is mentioned in both books. Both authors
write of him with respect. Paul is in the process of setting
up his own corporation. The information he has shared with
me is reflective of the person I read about in the two books.
He is honest and open in his representation of what a person
can gain and expect from his training.
I have many questions regarding ethics and dangers.
Paul is still in the process of sending me information. Since
I work in the mental health field, my mind has concocted many
ways I hope the technique will work for our clients. But we are
proceeding cautiously. Both books leave a sobering effect when
you realize that privacy may soon be lost. In the wrong hands,
diabolic deeds can result. And according to both books, a viewer
can actually communicate with someone he is viewing on a level
that is beyond the physical. Information can be obtained and
the individual isn't even aware he is giving it. Even more
sobering is the possibility that the viewer can impart illness
This has been an awakening for me. It has a 'beyond big brother'
feel. However, I also recognize the positive side and can't
deny its lure. In the hands of responsible people Remote
Viewing can play a productive role in our future. Read the
books for yourself - PSYCHIC WARRIOR for entertainment and
REMOTE VIEWERS for awareness.
By: Julianna Joyce Perkins Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTION 6: TIPS FOR BOOMERS
Identifying Your Midlife Passion
What is it that keeps midlifers from
premature aging and unnecessary
illnesses? What keeps us from becoming
sour, dependent, fearful, resentful,
disparaging, sarcastic, and isolated? "A
midlife passion," says author Mildred
Do you have a life passion? How can
you identify this all-consuming desire that
midlife authority Gail Sheehy says is the
source for continuing aliveness in one's
second adulthood? Following are some
tests that will help.
The Pleasure Test
Sheehy calls it the "Time Flies Test."
"What activity do you do where time
goes by without your even knowing it?"
she asks. Sheehy quotes a 50-year-old
grandmother who adds, "Passion is
allowing yourself to get lost in
What is it that gives you so much
pleasure that you are oblivious to
Some people will not find the question
easy to answer. Having spent the first
half of life trying only to live up to the
expectations of others--a parent,
spouse, children, or boss--they have no
idea what really gives them pleasure.
So reflect and experiment. What were
the day-dreams of your youth? What
have you always wanted to do but were
afraid to try? So what's stopping you?
The Transcendence Test
Some authors see a midlife passion as a
physical activity like bicycling, playing
music, or mountain climbing. But a true
passion is more than that; it transcends
The question is "why do we create music
or climb mountains?" Herein lies our true
passion. If you learn the answer to this
question, you can pursue your passion
even if you temporarily lose the ability or
opportunity for your activity.
A life passion should also transcend
mere personal pleasure. It should do
something for others too. It should make
the world a better place.
I love communication. Both writing and
speaking are activities I can get lost in.
But I don't write just for me.
Probably it's because I have always
struggled with disappointment myself,
but my passion in life is to bring hope to
people, especially those who feel most
Similarly, a musician might have the
passion to inspire others by bringing
beauty and joy into the world; a
mountain climber might desire to
motivate others to reach for their
dreams, and a cyclist might love the
camaraderie of friends on the road.
The Meaning Test
Author Ross Goldstein says that our
midlife passion will energize and
motivate us and "serve as a guiding force
around which to organize our lives."
This is probably the most practically
helpful aspect of our passion. Identifying
our midlife passion will help us make the
big decisions facing us.
What career should you pursue in your
second half of life? What will you do
with your leisure time? Where will you
All of these questions can be answered
best in light of your passion. What
career will best allow you to follow your
heart's desire? What leisure will fuel this
same fire? What location will best
Do you have a passion in life? If you're
not sure, take time today to begin
identifying it. Then, pursue it with a
whole heart and experience a midlife
robustness unknown to your youth.
Excerpted from Mike Bellah - Midlife's Moments
Mike can be reached at: email@example.com (Mike Bellah)
For more information try:
The Midlife Crisis
Do you own your own employability?
Several years ago , if you had walked up to me and asked, what
do you do and what would you like to do in few years, I would
have had an easy set of answers. I would have said, well,
I'm a manager of course. In a few years, I want to be a
bigger manager!! Looking back, I was quite serious.
My selfimage and entire world was rolled up into a title.
After much internal work and self reflection, several years
later, I have a much different answer. Well, I'm a dad,
husband, coach, author, speaker, teacher, community
volunteer, doctoral student, aspiring philanthropist,
(My wife laughs at this), and the list goes on. You see,
this list is one that can't be taken away, unlike a
job title. You can take away the job title though.
How empowering it was to in fact think about what I do
in terms of skills or activities.Aligning these skills
or activities under one's most important values is indeed
the nesting effect. I won't cover this process in this article
but it is one that is equally powerful.
Employability in your future As companies grow bigger and
sometimes more complex, I believe defining what one does
in terms of their specific skill set will be of use both
to the company as well as to the individual. This applies
to those who work for themselves as well.
Excerpted from Craig Nathanson's article -
to see the full article, go to
Craig Nathanson has many roles. He is a PH.D candidate at
the Fielding Institute Researching how to develop places in
cyberspace that give value, warmth and a sense of purpose.
Craig is a husband, father of two, masters distance runner
and the on line marketing manager for Intel Corporation.
Craig’s writing can be found at his web site
"MAKING A DIFFERENCE" at:
SECTION 7: PRESPECTIVES
Are there any lessons that to be learned from the 554 points
drop for DOW JONES (7%) and from other Stock Exchanges around
the world on Monday 27 October?
World stock markets got on a roller coaster, and the ride was
made even worse because they had the Hong Kong flu.
The New York Stock Exchange had its biggest single loss in
history. The next day it had the biggest gain. The Hong Kong
market did the same, in reverse.
One of the lessons we can teach ourselves from this experience
is that WE have to become more aware of the whole World and
not just what happened here in the USA.
In Bangkok, where the Stock Exchange of Thailand was also
down, and the SET is at an eight-year low.
We have to learn to have a Global Prespective. We should become
more aware of Systems Thinking and Systems Prespective.
In the new world "Everything connected to everything else".
Financial and political problems started earlier this year in
a small country in South East Asia (Thailand). The problems
exasperated and triggered the Heng Seng stock index to drop
in Hong Kong on Thursday, October 23rd. That drop
also triggered down to Japan, Singapore and in Europe by
Friday. In the US, American New York Stock Exchange and
NASDEQ had HUGH trading LOSSES on the following Monday.
Why do we have to be concerned? Even if you do not own or
invest in stocks personally, you are investing in the Exchange
if you have any 401K deducted from your weekly paychecks.
Many of the IRA accounts and Money Market Funds are invested
heavily in Stocks market.
Jieranai T. Maier is a Systems Analyst, currently
living in Silicon Valley, Ca.
Jeri received her BS in Applied Economics from University
of San Francisco and MS in Systems Management from
College of Norte Dame in Belmont, Ca.
HELLO there ... Winter Season!
Gardening chores for nature lovers:
Herb harvesting, seed gathering, vegetable picking, bed
mulching, birdbath cleaning .. The weather is chilly and
the work exhausting, but we have to prepare our garden
for the next glorious season.
SECTION 8: BOOMER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to : Mike Bellah
Check out about Mike at http://boomersint.org/boomotm.htm
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