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NOV 1999 ISSUE
    Table of Contents:
    SECTION ONE - A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
    SECTION TWO - HIGH TECH ENTERTAINMENTS
    SECTION THREE - Boomer's Quotes
    SECTION FOUR - CHATS CHATS CHATS
    SECTION FIVE - FUN SITES
    SECTION SIX: - LIFE STYLE
    SECTION SEVEN: - BOOMER OF THE MONTH
    -Barb Pfrommer
    -Ed Zeiser
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    SECTION ONE - FROM THE EDITOR!

    
    Winter is a upon us in Northern Hemisphere.
    For our USA friends, this is a time when we 
    give thanks for all the blessing we have and 
    the abundance in our life. A time to share 
    and celebrate with families and friends. 
    
    Being that this is last Thanksgiving for this 
    millineum. Make it special.  Give thanks and 
    spread love and joy among one another.
    Remember those less fortunate this year and help 
    others. 
    
    Have a great holiday and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
    
    Jeri Maier And All of Us At 
    Boomers International 
    http://boomersint.org/
    Boomers International Club At Yahoo
    
    http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/boomersinternational
    

    SECTION TWO: FREE HIGH TECH

    DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARES

     
    BY: Primitive_taxan aka Ed  
    
    DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMS
    (all from zdnet)
    **********************************
    
    Business Card Designer Plus v.5.5: (945Kb)
    Very easy to use, yet comprehensive business
    card designer program.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=0001S5
    
    1st Page 2000: (5.2Mb)
    EXCELLENT HTML Editor program (freeware).........
    I've started using this one even more frequently 
    than the one I purchased, AceExpert. Has 3 
    different "ability levels" for beginners, 
    intermediates and advanced html programmers.......
    VERY handy!
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=0013DH
    
    Cyberview Image: (1.4Mb)
    This program is a jpeg compression wizard
    ......very handy.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000H60
    
    Go!Zilla: (1.8Mb)
    Very handy download-manager. This program 
    will help you easily download all this 
    stuff to begin with.....lol.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000FDG
    
    WWW Gif Animator: (2.6Mb)
    Awesome animation editor.......MUCH better 
    than Gif Const. Set, plus has many built-in 
    special effects.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000FL4
    
    Morpher: (347Kb)
    Morph smoothly between two different photos. 
    Works with .bmp, .gif, and .jpg images.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=0009K4
    
    3D-Button Creator: (390Kb)
    Simple freeware program that allows you to 
    construct very basic, customized buttons 
    for websites.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=00107G
    
    Button Studio v.1.07: (1.0Mb)
    Much fancier button creator. Allows for 
    different shapes & sizes of buttons, etc.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=001282
    
    Huey HTML Color Generator: (771Kb)
    Very handy color manipulation/calculator 
    program for webpage design. Freeware.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000UZE
    
    Map This! v.1.31: (886Kb)
    Extremely handy client-side image mapping 
    editor. Easy to use; and it's freeware.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=0007SG
    
    Traffic Builder v.1.9: (554Kb)
    Website submission wizard. Submits to 
    over 900 search engine sites, as well 
    as providing assistance and advice as to
    how to maximize your hit results.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000M4A
    
    Gallery Maker: (1.1Mb)
    Automatically constructs a thumbnail page 
    for an group of images, complete with all 
    the links. Complete with the ability to 
    customize the thumbnail size and link 
    names, etc.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=0013HW
    
    Photo Modeler Lite: (4.5Mb)
    Freeware that produces a 3D, rotatable 
    image from a series of photos of an object 
    taken from different aspect vectors. The 
    result is kinda like a "flattened holographic 
    image", but, since "perspective" may be 
    introduced into the resultant image, it is 
    VERY realistic. Also automatically extrapolates 
    and renders the surface texture and appearance 
    rom the original photographs. Outputs to VRML 
    nd other 3D formats..........REALLY cool 
    program.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000Z3M
    
    Cool 360: (7.0Mb)
    Program that allows you to take a series of 
    photos, in a panoramic arc, then paste them 
    together in a smoothly scrolling, continuous 
    image. You can then email the picture or post 
    it on the web, where it can be viewed by anyone 
    who downloads a simple, quickly dl'ed viewer. 
    Neat program.
    http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000Z58
    
    Primitive_taxan is a regular Tech 
    Freak and our good friend at 
    Boomers International Club @ Yahoo 
    
    
    


    SECTION THREE: C. G. Jung's Quotes.

     
    INDIVIDUATION:
    
    Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second 
    half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges 
    for forty-year-olds which prepare them for 
    their coming life and its demands as the ordinary 
    colleges introduce our young people to a knowledge 
    of the world? No, thoroughly unprepared we take 
    the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, 
    we take this step with the false assumption that 
    our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. 
    But we cannot live the afternoon of life according 
    to the programme of life's morning; for what was 
    great in the morning will be little at evening, 
    and what in the morning was true will at evening 
    have become a lie. 
    
    "The Stages of Life" (1930). In CW 8: 
    The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. P. 784
    
    Excerpted from : 
    
    The Essential Jung 
    
    By: Jonathan David Walz http://members.xoom.com/CarlJung/index.html
    75% of the problems encountered in late life are the result of lifestyle, not the aging process. - David Demko, Ph.D. Age Ventures News http://www.demko.com

    SECTION FOUR: INTERNET CHAT SOFTWARES

    
    BY: Jeri Maier
    
    What is it that draws people to stay up through the 
    night until the early morning hours (2, 3 am ).  They 
    come from all over the world and gather together to 
    sing, talk, and laugh.  Some come to argue, scream, 
    and yell at each other for no aparent reason other 
    than as a means of releasing stress. And yet others 
    come to create new friendships, build on commaraderies,
    even flirt.  There are those that also come searching 
    for their soul-mates, searching for spiritual answers, 
    or even to find the answers to life's many perplexing 
    problems.
    
    Some of the chat communities offer all of the above 
    and more....
    
    Text chat has been around for a long time but voice 
    chat hasn't. 
    
    Voice chat is a two-dimentional chat and is becoming more 
    popular, and very additive to many.
    
    Video and voice chat rooms or private chats are yet another
    means of communicating over the internet and are such a 
    WILD TERRITORY.  These are three-dimentional, where you 
    see the person and interact with them visually as well 
    as voice and text chat.
    
    Ladies should be cautious in using Video and Voice Chats.   
    Lots of unwanted and unsolicited graphics can be sent to 
    you very easily even if you are listed on a so-called 
    CLEAN Server.  But there are ways you can block unwanted 
    and unsolicited graphics, and prevent, or even refuse 
    future delivery of such messages.
    
    However, is this the way you want to spend your valuable 
    time????
    
    
    Global Time Zones 
    http://home.beseen.com/seniors/jericarmel/timezone.htm
    
    
    Instant Rendervous -IR lets you see fellow 
    surfers on the same web page as you and speak 
    to them in real time on any page @ any time.
    http://www.getir.com/ 
    
    Mplayer.com
    Meet and play over 80 of today's hottest games.
    Action and strategy games, favorite card and 
    board games like Poker, Spades, Hearts and 
    Backgammon. 
    http://www.mplayer.com
    
    Web TV users can chat at any TalkCity chat 
    community.
    Talk City
    http://www.talkcity.com
    
    
    Virtuality Chat 
    http://www.activeworlds.com/
    
    Blaxxun
    Chat with Avatar
    http://www.blaxxun.com
    
    
    Microsoft Chat
    http://beta.chat.msn.com/default.asp
    
    
    MSN Chat Rooms 
    http://www.msn.com/
    
    
    Lots of Chat Rooms
    
    
    Sofwares for Chat at Yahoo, I-chat etc.
    http://www.cheetachat.com
    
    CHAT Directory
    http://www.100hot.com/directory/lifestyles/chat.html
    
    *  FREE Phone calls on the internet:
    
    Dial Pad.com
    http://www.dialpad.com
    Make a long distance phone call on the internet using
    the web browser.  No long distance phone call fees.
    Register using your email account as ID, your phone
    number is private.  Call any one in the US and reach 
    their telephone lines, while you are on the
    internet.  Very handy while you are online and only 
    have one telephone line.
    
    
    Down load the software Telephone Call on the 
    Internet
    http://www.mediaring.com
    
    *  Desk Top Conferencing and Colloraboration
    With or without Camera:
    
    CU-SeeMe®
    CU-SeeMe®
    http://www.wpine.com/
    
    Try CU-SeeMe® 
    Web Today! Once you become a member of CU-SeeMe 
    World, you can try a preview of our incredible new 
    videochat technology, CU-SeeMe Web. You can videochat 
    right in a web page, without installing any software. 
    http://www.cuseeme.com
    
    NETMEETING 
    Netmeeting 
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp
    
    or 
    download NETMEETING
    Rreal-time collaboration and conferencing technology.
    
    
    ICQ
    Chat Software and Chat communnities  
    http://www.icq.com 
    
    Download Here
    http://www.icq.com/download/
    
     ICUII 
    Fastest growing Videochat Community on the 
    Internet ICUII features the "Best Video on the Planet".
    See for yourself why ICUII is the easiest 
    to use and has the best quality available.
    See warning above.
    
    
    PIRCH is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for the 
    Microsoft Windows® 95/98 Platforms and Windows® NT. 
    This version is NOT designed for windows 3.x. This 
    page will be updated with new releases as they are 
    made available
    http://www.pirchat.com/
    
    IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
    http://www.irc.com
    
    
    X-Chat 
    is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for 
    X11 (X Window System) and UNIX.
    It requires GTK+ and optionally GNOME and Perl. 
    http://xchat.linuxpower.org/
    
    
    Snak - Snak is an IRC client for Macintosh.
    It is Scriptable and supports mIRC colors. 
    http://www.snak.com/
    
    
    Volano's award-winning chat solutions are used by 
    the world's most influential organizations.
    Real-time customer interaction and online communities, 
    and improve corporate communications.
    http://www.volano.com/
    
     The mIRC homepage  
    provides the latest news on mIRC, 
    general IRC information and resources.
    IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting 
    place where people from all over the world can 
    meet and talk.
    http://www.mirc.com/
    
    * Free Messengers/Instant Messages
    Microsoft Messenger
    http://messenger.msn.com/
    
    AOL Instant Messenger
    http://www.aol.com/aim/
    
    * Free Messengers/Instant Messages,
    and VOICE CHAT.
    
    YAHOO Messenger
    and Voice Chat
    http://pager.yahoo.com/pager/
    
    
    VOICE Chat software and Voice Chat Communities.
    http://www.firetalk.com
    
    Hear Me - real-time communications with live voice. 
    Voice chat and video images while you chat... 
    Hear Me
    http://hearme.com
    
    * Web Cam Online community  
    for everyone who has an Video camera. 
    While you are chatting you can show your 
    Live Video image to friend and family.
    
    
    Software for WEBCAM
    http://www.truetech.com/
    
    
    Camarades WebCam Users around the world.
    http://www.camarades.com/
    
    
    http://www.webshots.com/homepage.html
    
    Download NETMEETING real-time collaboration and
    conferencing technology today.
    
    


    SECTION FIVE: WEB SITES OF INTEREST


     
    By: Jeri Maier  
     
    http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/main_index/index.html
    
    Lyric World - Main Index.... also Top 40's, #Songs, Artist Collection,
    and Top Singles from the past...  
    
    http://home.att.net/~boomers.fifties.teenmag/index.html
    
    This site honors the teen idol magazines of the fifties  
    --with snapshots & articles from Carolyn's fifties and sixties 
    teen idols collection--
    
    http://members.tripod.com/mary.busuttil
    Rock 'n' 
    Roll clothes ("gorgeous") 
    and Lindy Hop / Swing clothes - 
    Mary Busuttil & Ray Harris from Down Under (Australia)
    
    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/9469/main.html
    
    Levittown: The Way We Were 
    - Susan Kirsch Duncan's Book About growing 
    up in Levittown.... Plus documentaries etc.
    
    http://www.cableregina.com/users/ccowan/
    A TRIBUTE TO THE STARS
    Legendary Rockers is a tribute to the superstars 
    of yesterday and to the living of today!
    
    http://www.tafcommedia.net
    Classic Rock webcast on 
    Internet Radio Free Kansas,
    Real Audio G2 stream) 
     
    http://www.tafcommedia.net/audio/boomerwebcast.ram
    Baby Boomer Webcast. 
    
    


    SECTION SIX: LIFE STYLE


    THE SERIOUS SIDE OF LIFE

    By Kevin Ross
    
    	"The Serious Side of Life." Certainly an intriguing 
    title to a column. I'm sure we all wonder at times if there 
    is anything except a serious side of life. I really don't 
    remember when life had a frivolous side. I guess it did when 
    I was a kid, a college student; a young man who had not yet
    tasted the bitterness that comes with the serious side of 
    life. 
    
    I thought of this recently when I happened upon an old 
    interview on television. I believe it was filmed sometime 
    in the early 1990's. It had me riveted to the screen.
    
    	Mike Wallace, one of the most respected and watched 
    men in America, was being interviewed about a time in his 
    life when he was in a deep depression. He called it a 
    "clinical depression," but we all know the feeling -- 
    clinical or not. Now, here was the anchor of 60 Minutes: 
    The man we saw front and center on our evening news every 
    weekday night and the man who broadcast from the battlefields 
    of Vietnam, telling us -- and all the world -- that he was 
    so depressed that he couldn't eat, sleep and had hid under
    his covers for a portion of his adult years. 
    
    	Why would he do this? What was he so afraid of that 
    he couldn't face the world? It couldn't have been money. His 
    salary at CBS was somewhere in the seven-digit range for sure. 
    It couldn't have been a lack of respect. Millions of viewers 
    tuned into hear his words every single night. What could it 
    have been? More importantly, why do so many men in the middle 
    of their lives feel their hearts and their souls sink to the 
    point that life seems to have no meaning? The answers to this 
    are all over the map. 
    
    	Mike Wallace turned to pharmaceuticals to get him out 
    from under the covers and back to a productive life. He said, 
    "Sure, they have side effects. My sex drive isn't what it used
    to be, but it's a price I would pay in a heartbeat."   It sure 
    ain't easy being a man in the middle.
    
    What are the answers? Well, there are those pharmaceuticals 
    that Mike Wallace talked about, but they do have a huge 
    trade-off to consider. There's psychotherapy as an option.
    Lying on a shrink's couch and telling him how scared you are.
    Telling him how frightened you are of dying. Hoping against
    hope that he has the answers to get you back to life, back to 
    your family, back to your job and out from under the covers. 
    I guess that works for some. I don't know. 
    
    But I have an answer to this dreaded malady of fear and 
    depression. It is an easy answer, perhaps too easy. It seems 
    to work for me. I take each moment as it comes. What happened 
    to me yesterday is history. Tomorrow? Well that's still a dream. 
    All I have is NOW. I choose to be as positive and as good a 
    person as I can possibly be right NOW. What more can I do?
    Sure, life will throw me some curves. My sister was diagnosed
    recently with cancer. My marriage of a quarter century has 
    come to an end. All curves in the road of life. I must be 
    able to look myself in the mirror and know that I'm "trying" 
    to do the right and good thing every moment that I'm on this 
    good green Earth. How else could I possibly go on? How could 
    I face you? How could I face myself?
    
    The alternative is to hide under my covers.  
    

    SECTION SEVEN: BOOMER OF THE MONTH

    NOVEMBER 1999 BOOMER OF THE MONTH
    
    - Barbara Pfrommer.
    
    
    
    I'm a 52 year old brown eyed        Italian/German-American,  with Blonde Hair (Born with Blonde hair up until 13-years old), and live in Branford, CT 
    
    I've been married for 31 years to a terrific guy 
    named Bobby.  We have one son, David, who, By 
    the way is our *Pride & Joy In Every Way!*
    
    I Love all Music (excluding heavy metal/rap),
    Dancing, Being with our friends, all 4-legged 
    animals.   I Love meeting new people.  I've 
    always been out-going!
    
    We Currently have three Felines:
    
    "Samantha, Emma & Jingles." 
    
    .....& That's all we plan on having!
    
    I feed *all strays daily.*  
    
    You can read more about me, etc. & About My Site as listed on my Front Page.
    
    Hugs, Great Health &Happiness To Each Of You!
    
    Home Page:
    Barb's 
    Potpourri
      
    
    Barb's Bio
    
    
    
    - Ed Zeiser  
    
    Hobbies: Sailing, music, cooking, and more...
    
    Home Page:  
    
    http://home.worldnet.att.net/~e.zeiser
    Boomer Of The Month - Nov. 1999 
    

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