It’s October, things are starting to cool down and slow down. It makes me think of curling up and reading. I love collecting blog posts to enjoy and I thought I’d collect some for you. Here is a harvest of Boomer posts to read.

There’s something comforting in a creature who doesn’t know what’s going on in the world. Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles has a Yorkie named Libby who doesn’t care who’s President, what’s Covid-19, or even the name of her town. All Libby cares about are the awesome fall sights, tastes, and smells on their neighborhood walks.

October means open enrollment is starting for our Medicare plans. In Review Your Supplemental Plan Tom at Sightings Over Sixty discovers a few truths about the Medicare system  — you pay more as you get older, men pay more than women, you always have a choice between higher and lower cost plans. And in the end, it’s a pretty good deal for all of us.

Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin has weathered the pandemic fairly well, as well as anyone can under the circumstances. There is one minor issue that bothers her, discussed in this week’s post, Brooding Over My Ears. And she reminds us to VOTE!

And another reminder to be sure you’re registered to vote, writes Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, because a lot is at stake in the Nov. 3 election. Robison provides a list of deadlines for registration for October in 24 states. All of the states provide online registration and some offer registration on Election Day.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com knows that fall is in the air and it’s time for everything pumpkin. She wanted to share a yummy recipe for a Freezy Pumpkin Smoothie that was given to her by a friend who is a fitness trainer. It’s filled with antioxidants and vitamins so enjoy!

Some memoir writers feel strongly they must write their truth, no matter the consequences. But, is that really a good idea? Carol Cassara shares her thoughts on writing about others in the course of telling your own story in “I am not writing about you. Or maybe I am.”

I hope you get to sit back and enjoy some pumpkin chai while you read these posts.