I don’t know about you but it’s week 16 for me with Covid-19 restrictions. I started working from home the week of March 22nd. And for my husband and I, life as pretty much been the same ever since. Except when it comes to what we’re reading. Below I’ve rounded up some posts from my favorite Blogging Boomers. Most are feeling the effects of 16 or more weeks in some type of social distancing situation.
Now that we’ve been in various stages of isolation for the past 4 months, the way we communicate has changed. This may be particularly true if you have adult children. Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com shows statistics about how we are staying in touch during the crisis.
There are no true upsides to a pandemic, but we do the best we can to work our way through. I doubt anyone realized way, way back in March that we would still be dealing with the dangers in July. But here we are. One way many of us cope is undertaking projects previously put on hold. A project Meryl Baer undertook is a new website for her blog. She has her own domain name now: merylbaer.com. Her new site is Beach Boomer Bulletin Check out her new blog site and this week’s post on pandemic life from her front porch.
Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles wasn’t able to get to Cape Cod this summer because of the virus. She came across this essay, written a year ago, about vacationing with adult children. It left her nostalgic. So much has changed since then.
As a reminder that Covid-19 isn’t our only concern, At the Sightings Over Sixty blog, Tom reaches back to the skills he learned in the days when he knew about finance to explore and explain Joe Biden’s proposed Economic Plan for America. Pocketbook issues may not be the main reason people are voting this year, but they are nevertheless important. So in Is Joe Biden Good for Retirees? he outlines where Biden says he wants to spend, and how he plans for some people to pay more taxes, some people less.
You’ll also want to check out a no-holds-barred, three-part candid conversation with a cop about Black Lives Matter, policing, and violence on Carol Cassara’s blog. She’s also collecting reader questions for him there; he’ll respond in a future post. See Part 1 and access the others here.
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about a report comparing information about individual real estate agents provided by widely used online information sources – Zillow, Realtor.com, HomeLight, Yelp, Facebook, and the websites of the agents themselves. It concludes that Zillow agent profiles are the most useful source of information.
I hope you enjoyed this round of Blogging Boomers and found enough to think about for another week of social distancing.