November 4th, 2013
November 1, 2013
My new updated and expanded membership site for Baby Boomers will be available in a few days… become a member while this offer lasts.
This is Part 2 of my new “Membership Offer” for you Boomers and blog readers who enjoy my Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site daily blog. The details will be available soon.
Special Offer, Part 2
Two days ago I told you that I have a new offer coming from my blog, Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site, that will be of interest to you and all of my regular blog readers. With this offer I can take care of some problems we all have as we search the Internet. I will also provide some new components to the blog site.
In my first e-mail (please read here, (Part 1), if you haven’t already done so) we discussed the problem of “time” and how Baby Boomers can waste a lot of it aimlessly searching online. Another problem is how to “identify” the sites you would like to go to on a regular basis for relevant information aimed at us Boomers. I have been searching for these important sites for over two years now as I constantly update the information I make available to you since we are all searching for the same important Boomer news.
That means I can save you a lot of time. I can also research every day for the sites that need to be “identified” for all Boomers. Once I find a good source I can make it available to you… if you are a member of my blog site. I have reached a point where other blogs are sending me Boomer information on a regular basis because they are aware of Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site.
So, I can save you time and identify the key websites that keep us Boomers on top and in the know. At the same time, I will continue to find new sources of humor to keep all of us laughing every day.
Some of my stuff is free, but the really good material is available only to the members. The details of my new membership offer will be ready in a few days, so please stay tuned. You’ll like what you see.
In my next e-mail I will discuss a problem we all have while on the Internet. How do we make our research for the good stuff “convenient”. Once again, feel free to send comments back to me about Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site. My new membership offer is coming in just a few days and I’m sure you’re going to find it interesting.
Next e-mail in two days.
Phil McMillan, Publisher
December 12th, 2011
The Boomington Post (clever, huh?) just put out its ranking for the top twelve Baby Boomer blog sites for the year 2011. I’m happy to say that Baby Boomer Baloney has made a top twelve list for the 2nd year in a row. Thank you, Sheila Martin, for publishing this report.
One year ago, Baby Boomer Baloney made The Dirty Dozen top Baby Boomer Blogs of 2010. You can review this report from last year by going to The Dirty Dozen.
You can read this year’s report by heading over to The Boomington Post. Thanks to all of you nice people for taking the time to come to my two blog sites… Baby Boomer Baloney and my new blog Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site. Please feel free to send any comments or questions you may have on either of my boomer blogs.
May 11th, 2011
For all of us Baby Boomers, it’s only one week away…
One week from today, May 18th, I will be launching my new membership blog site Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn. For you terrific visitors who have enjoyed Baby Boomer Baloney for the last two years I will continue to provide weekly updates to keep you coming back.
I suggest that you look at my blogs this way:
– Baby Boomer Baloney is the appetizer…
– Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn membership site is the main course.
Baby Boomer Baloney will continue to be free of charge for all visitors. I will also still publish a “Baby Boomer Baloney Newsletter” two times each month which will also be free of charge.
Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn membership site will have a monthly fee that subscribers will pay. So, obviously, it won’t be for everyone. But I would strongly suggest that you enjoy a “30 day trial period” for only $1.00… just a buck. Check it out!
Look it over next week while the $1.00 trial membership is available!
April 5th, 2011
David Dowell is the creator and publisher of “Ooomph!”, a blog that discusses energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life. David and I have talked a few times about our respective blogs and we have shared articles for our own audiences.
I have always pushed the idea that laughter is not only good for the soul, it’s very good for the body as well. David’s blog talks about various other ways of keeping our bodies and minds in shape. One of his latest blog posts highlights findings dealing with experiments with mice and rodent lifestyles (I have some friends that have lived rodent lifestyles… well, OK, maybe not).
One group of mice was studied living a sedentary life while another group of little furry guys was forced to exercise frequently. As the mice that did not exercise approached the older age of typical rodents, negative things began to happen. Muscles would shrink, brain activity dropped, pigmentation changed, and hair fell out. They had enlarged hearts and were very frail.
The remaining mice were forced to run for 45 minutes, three days per week, for five months. Every mouse that exercised out lived every mouse in the non-exercised group. When the exercised mice did have a few problems their bodies were able to self repair. The differences in the groups were staggering.
So, does that experiment equate with human bodies? I don’t know. But doesn’t it just make sense? Almost every negative I am aware of with my diabetes is offset by my workouts that I now do 4 or 5 times a week. Exercise and healthy living can be so very positive to our bodies.
You can find David’s article at Ooomph! Read it for more details.
April 1st, 2011
The good old USA is drowning… in debt. Our deficit is now over $14 trillion. We continue to spend like drunken sailors. We spend as if we actually have the money, and we don’t. You and I cannot do this but Congress doesn’t even see the stop sign at the end of the road. It just doesn’t mean anything to them.
Just print more money and worry about the consequences later. These people are committing a crime against America. Negligence is too mild of a word to describe what Congress is doing. At least some of these Senators and Representatives are making an effort to slash the budget. Guess who? Yes, those elected last November got the message from their constituents that spending is problem #1. One proposal being pushed by these newly elected politicians is to cut the budget by $100 billion.
The liberal wing of Congress is crying “foul” concerning cuts this deep because it will mess up too many of the non-essential programs that somehow got voted in over the years. Programs like these are the equivalent of things that you and I stop buying when our own budgets are strained. Why should Congress get a pass? I don’t want NPR to go away but there is no reason for Congress to fund it when it raises substantial amounts of money on its own.
Why are we sending funds to Planned Parenthood? Most of us don’t approve of what they do in the first place. There is much in the U.S. budget that should never have been put under the control of our government. When the proposal was put forward to cut spending by $100 billion (which is still a very small piece of the overall budget), the counter offer by the “tax and spend” crowd was $20 billion. What an insult to us tax payers.
How do these people sleep at night?
March 28th, 2011
March Madness continues… and it’s out of control. Somebody grab the steering wheel! This has been a wild tournament so far. The NCAA Mens Basketball National Championship for 2011 is now down to the Final Four. These last four teams get to play for all the marbles in the NCAA bag. But who are these guys?
This is the first time I can remember a Final Four that does not have any of the top eight teams involved. None of them. The big goose egg. Where have you gone Mrs. Robinson? Where is Kansas? How about Duke? Ohio State?
What the hell happened! The last four teams have two of the long time “big boys” in Kentucky and Connecticut. These two have storied histories but neither one was ranked near the top this year. The other two teams making it to the Final Four are mighty-mites. Butler University and Virginia Commonwealth (VCU). Congratulations to Butler for making the Final Four two years in a row.
I don’t think the Mid Major schools are afraid of the big name schools anymore. Look at Gonzaga, Marquette, Xavier and Butler. They are routinely playing well against the biggest names in college basketball. Now, you have two of these Mid Majors in the Final Four dance. Maybe, just maybe, they have arrived as a group on the big stage.
This has been fun to watch. The champion will be crowned next Monday night… stay tuned.
March 25th, 2011
Spring is in the air. For those of us living in the “four seasons” locations, we are now having more warm days than cool days. March is always inconsistent as daily temperatures range from the 60’s back to the 40’s and then up to the 70 degree mark. The month of March is very schizophrenic.
But it’s a great time of the year. Mother Earth will soon be putting on a magnificent show waking up from a Winter nap and turning everything green. Grass will grow, trees will bloom, and flowers will be everywhere. March Madness is coming to a head, college baseball has started, and the College World Series is right around the corner here in Omaha.
Symbolically, of course, life renews itself in the Spring. It’s a clean start on another year. The pattern of life from thousands of years is right on time as we move from one season to another. Crops will soon be planted to feed the world. Rain will come to grow the crops. God is good. And He is consistent and true with all that we need.
So, it’s time for us Boomers to get outside! Plant trees and bushes and flowers. Give your home a Spring cleaning. Go for a walk and get some sunshine. Enjoy this time of the year.
March 23rd, 2011
Someone sent me a new book for us Boomers to read about sibling smackdowns and the art of growing up with brothers and sisters. The book has great humor and great memories.
Most of us Baby Boomers had brothers and/or sisters. Hopefully, current relationships with our siblings is very positive for all of us (it’s time to forgive, you know?). When we were young, of course, brothers and sisters were our best friends and our worst enemies. Remember this… “When I tell Dad he’s gonna kill you!”
There is a sacred vow in this book Bro-Jitsu. “I will strive to physically and mentally torture my siblings to make them stronger, better people. But I will do my best to never injure or scar them permanently.” Ah yes, words to live by, huh?
Just about every torture you can think of seems to be in this book. Wet Willies, body slams, biting, Noogies, titty twisting, and (of course) dogpile. It’s tough to breathe when you’re the one on the bottom of the dogpile (“for a second, I thought I was going to die!”).
“Slapping the ears” and “wrist burns” will stay with you for awhile. But “towel snaps” were probably the most painful. You can easily embarrass a sibling by pulling down his or her pants in front of other people. How about burping and then blowing your burp into someone’s face? What memories. “Pull my finger”, spitwads, and straw rockets to the face. This was real war.
The author finishes with a simple but relevant point. After living through the sibling wars and becoming a veteran, you are now armed and ready to guide your own children through this rite of passage. Please take your responsibility seriously and make sure none of your children actually kill each other, OK?
The name of the book is Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown. The author is Daniel H. Wilson (www.danielhwilson.com).
March 21st, 2011
The United States has been blessed by the Creator. We have natural resources, space, clean air, water, rich farm land, beauty… and freedom. The Bible tells us that to whom much has been given, much is expected. There is no question that we have worked hard to develop our national and personal success. But the Good Lord makes it all possible.
The level of success that has been attained here in the USA over the last 200 years is awe inspiring. Along with that success has come a desire to help our fellow man no matter where he lives. We want others to enjoy this life like we do because it’s the right thing to do. It’s also a spiritual obligation that we face daily in this life. In that sense, we are all in this together.
Internationally, we have dealt with the “dictator types” around the world that have oppressed their own people for selfish reasons. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Lenin, Castro, Hussain, Kim Jong-Il, Ahmadinejad… and now Mubarak and Gaddafi. We have freed, or helped to free, millions of citizens all over the globe. We have helped this world immensely to become a better place even though some Americans were not always in favor of our military actions.
Although we are late to the game, it’s now time for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to get lost. He is just another in a long line of ruthless thugs that must be removed from office (or killed). Even the UN is showing a rare display of chest thumping concerning this clown. Let’s hope that the freedom fighters in Libya can now move on Gaddafi and send him packing.
March 18th, 2011
I took the leap the other day and got myself a video movie camera. Wow! Have they ever changed. Very small, very convenient and easy to use. I purchased a Cisco Flip movie camera for family movies but mostly I wanted to start making my own videos for my blog. So, audio/visual posts will be coming soon.
I was told by a few people that I would probably take 20 or 30 attempts to get it right the first time… now I know why. You have to consider lighting, distance from the camera, the angle, and on and on and on. You feel like a dweeb the first few times you film yourself. It’s like anything else. You have to do your practice time to get any good at it.
But, each attempt you make is better than the last one. Obviously, you learn from each mistake you make and you don’t want to make the same mistake again. So, it becomes a process of elimination. After the initial five or ten takes you actually start to gain some confidence in what you’re doing. “Hey, I can do this!”
Now I have to learn how to edit, add background music, and come up with a finished product. It’s all coming together, though, so I’ll have my first project done in a few days. I’m sure it will be a masterpiece.