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The Boomer Chronicles Says Goodbye

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Six years ago on April 10, I decided to start a blog. After trying out several names, I settled on The Boomer Chronicles. I blogged faithfully every weekday for six years. At its height, Boomer Chronicles posts attracted comments from 20 to 30 or more readers. That’s a lot! I was proud of the subjects I covered and the light I shed on a variety of important topics: the Amish, belly fat, baldness, and IRAs. And although I continue to be a baby boomer, I have decided — after much hand-wringing and deliberation — that I am ready to hang up the ‘boomer’ niche and do what I was doing anyway: blog about anything and everything. So, I’m going to close The Boomer Chronicles tomorrow, on the blog’s 6th anniversary.

You, my faithful readers, have suffered through posts about adult diapers, my dog, angst over how to fund retirement, and so much more. I want to thank all of my wonderful readers and friends, including Rob Phelps, August Sanders, and Christopher Hennessy. I also want to thank my Blog Guru, Stephen Labuda of Agency 3, who ably advised me from Day One.

Blogging is a funny thing. You meet other bloggers either virtually or in real life, and you form attachments to them just as you would friends. I want to mention Adam Gaffin, Suldog, Neil Kramer of Citizen of the Month, Hattie’s Web, Millie at My Mom’s Blog, Boston Zest, and so many, many more.

The Boomer Chronicles archives will remain online indefinitely. Just think, you can introduce your grandchildren, and maybe even your great-grandchildren to the once-great Boomer Chronicles.

I will post once more, tomorrow. But don’t despair. I will be launching a new blog soon. It will have no boomer theme. It will just be stuff. The site will be ready soon, and you will be able to find it at rheabecker.com

BloggingBoomers Carnival #254

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Midlife Crisis Queen hosts another fine edition of the BloggingBoomers Carnival.

BloggingBoomers Carnival #253

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Midlife Crisis Queen hosts the carnival for baby boomers this week!

BloggingBoomers Carnival #252

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Art of Toad Kissing is now a part of the carnival for baby boomers.

BloggingBoomers Carnival #251

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Today’s baby boomer carnival is brought to you by Midlife Musings.

BloggingBoomers Carnival #250

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Go to The Accidental Locavore and check out this week’s carnival of links for baby boomers.

BloggingBoomers #249

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Check out our links for baby boomers at Sightings at 60.

How A Top Executive Recovered from his Firing

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Do you ever think you’re ‘too big to fail’? That you are so ultra-important that you could not be fired? Well, James Kunen probably felt that, as director of communications for Time Warner. A few years ago he was fired from his lofty executive post after 20 years on the job. He was angry, and probably felt a lot of other emotions, too. After making the initial recovery from the shock, Kunen assessed his life and thought about what made him happy. He eventually found work teaching English as a Second Language. He was paid much, much less than he made as an executive, but he’s happy. Soon he found himself writing a book about his firing and his rebirth — Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life (Lyons Press).

By the way, if Kunen’s name sounds familiar, you might recall the book The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary in 1968. At age 19, Kunen wrote that book, an account of the student uprisings at Columbia University.

Here’s a video of an interview with James Kunen.

BloggingBoomers Carnival #248

Monday, February 27th, 2012

A carnival of links for baby boomers is waiting for you at Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures.

BloggingBoomers Carnival #247

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The blog So Baby Boomer is hosting today’s carnival of links for baby boomers.