Experiance Under Water Photography By Way of An Awesome Blog!

When you see this stunning blog your mind gets a lulled into a quiet serenity with the color of blue and pictures of fish swimming. I am not going to keep you in suspense, the blog is called, The Right Blue.

I am going to let the first paragraph of the ABOUT page tell you more because it is so well written:

The Right Blue refers to the goal of a lifelong pursuit. Sea water viewed from beneath the surface comes in many hues and shades. Surfers wait for the perfect wave; divers seek the right blue.

As you continue to read the fact that the authors are married to each other, boomers, passionate about diving and skilled under water photographers just stun you with anticipation to read more. So you will find yourself reading the entire section and even going to the page about under water photography before you start reading the posts. (Well, I am really talking about my experience. )

The couple lives in Hawaii and the entire blog makes you feel like you were on a tour without the expense of the hotel. Wow, Wow and double Wow sums up each and every post that is on this blog. I must say that since I am a fan of photography and travel  this blog resonates with me.

You really dive into the blog when you visit the photo gallery.  The pictures are breathtaking!

I have never dived. Yet, If I was close I would go to them for lessons. It would be worth learning how to swim to get prepared.I am also so very proud of them because they, like many boomers, live their passion and share their expertise.

Today I say “Thank You” to them and encourage them to keep up the great work!


PS-Please go to view their site and let me know if you also say, “WOW!

Shari’s Gone Country!

I posted a discussion on Blogcatalog.com asking for boomer sites. The site I am reviewing today was submitted by someone who knew about four boomer women who were carving out a life in the remote. One of their sites is called, Shari’s Gone Country.

The following description is in blogcatalog:

Discover how four “boomer+” women are creating a working Merino sheep ranch (farm) in the middle of nowhere. You’ll laugh ’til your sides hurt as you help us round up sheep, herd chickens, and clear tumbleweed.

Now you must admit this blog sounds like a lot of fun and relaxation. When you go to the blog it has a picture of two cows eating. Yep, you are ready to take a trip to the country. I looked at the post for today and I thought, “These are strong women!

The posts are down to earth, down to every day living and up to a positive perspective that engages you to want to read the entire blog posts. I would not be surprised if a book does not appear with all their adventures next year.

I am most excited about the fact that they are living out dreams, supporting each other, having fun and still pursuing entrepreneur activities. Her business blog is content filled with organizational tips for staying organized and computer savvy with a home business.

I expect much more to come from the insights of this remarkable woman. I admire her and wish I was out on a farm with my mom. It would keep both of us young! (Meanwhile I am thinking about teaching her how to blog) What a powerful message for other boomers caring for older parents.

Much continued success!

PS I hope she also places this blog in Blogarama

They do not seem to have a lot of boomer sites. The more directory placements the better.

An Inspiring Boomer Blog by Sister Deborah Humphreys

In 1972 I graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ with some pretty powerful, wonderful and talented women. I have stayed in touch with many of them. However, recently I’ve had the opportunity to work with Sister Deborah Humphreys on several projects.

On our last project, a staff training retreat, she and my husband, Artist Ray Horner, Jr , had their own drumming jam session after dinner. I wish I had it on tape. There they were two great artists beating working with an assortment of congas drums.

Just when many our age consider slowing down the learning pace Sister Deborah, a part of Sisters of Charity’s community, is working on yet another degree. This time it is a Masters in Fine Art.

Today she sent Ray and I her new blog. it is called A Work in Process.

I just had to share it with as much of the world that will ,I hope, see it.

I am amazed at her artistic skills and bottomless vase full of gifts. This blog not only contains breathtaking photos but captivating art work and a story written in Spanish.

Her picture called, Reflection, is stunning. I wish she had it for sale on the site or prints available as gifts.(Smile)

It is important that you also visit her other site, Conventional Wisdom. She is a master poet and Haiku genius. I actually created a special category in my article directory, articles for boomers just for her to submit her poetry in the future.

So if you want to stay young at heart and mind visit this awesome site plus her other sites. And the next time you start thinking about sitting on your gifts and talents think about my friend, Sister Deborah.

I am so very proud of her and thankful for her inspiration.


Baby Boomer Librarian

Let me introduce you to some and reacquaint to others a top-rated blog called Baby Boomer Librarian

Wilfred Drew, is a Systems Librarian at Tompkins-Cortland Community College in New York, USA. He has been posting since 2005 where he had 329 posts and it increases each year. 
He is a librarian’s information blogger. Yet, as a passionate lover of libraries I am fascinated with his information although I am not a librarian.
For example, if you click on the label selection search box you will see a catagory for book reviews. I looked at one on called, Library 2.0 Book Cover.
Drew is an excellent writer, researcher, opinion sharing librarian. I strongly encourage you to not just read his blog postings but absorb it. 
PS -You can also learn a lot about blogging by visiting his category on blogging and just observing his excellent full use of blogger.com. 


Have you visited  the aarp site yet? If not,What are you waiting for? This is probably one of the most comprehensive, content filled and concise sites for boomers around. But that makes sense since that what AARP is all about, right?

You  can also join AARP from this site. Plus you can access the online magazine. But even if you don’t join as a you can access the search features and other great information on the site. I was interested in knowing the international membership in the AARP association. So my search on the site showed the following results:

Q: Where do the majority of AARP’s international members live?
A: The top 10 countries of residence of AARP international members are:

  • Canada: 45%
  • England: 11%
  • Israel: 6%
  • Germany: 4%
  • Mexico: 4%
  • France: 3%
  • Japan: 2%
  • Switzerland: 2%
  • Bermuda: 2%
  • Australia: 2%

Did I hear someone ask, What is AARP? American Association of Retired Persons.

But guess what, you don’t have to be retired to join.

Go check out the site and jump in the deep water of information that is there.


Camera Boomer is a Relaxing and Informative Site

When was the last time you visited a blog and just exhaled? Well I find that Cameraboomer is one of those blogs that will cause you to exhale stress and remain speechless with the awesome photos displayed.

Not only does boomer artist and my husband, Ray Horner Jr, share reflection inducing pictures but he tells you the kind of camera he used and at times the lens. This is great. However, even if you don’t know anything beyond a basic throw away kodax you will still enjoy his site.

One of my favorate posts, titled, Henri Cartier-Bresson Acted Out, showcases a love scene between a loving couple we call, Aunt Bertha and Uncle Gus. They were our neighbors and we used to attend bible studies at their home. We were very close to them and so personally tender moments in their presence flash before my eyes when I see the picture that oozes with the love they had for each other.

There are others of course like the picture of my father-in-law relaxing. Each picture

has a story and much of the stories you can see in the picture itself. That is evident with the powerful black and white picture , Success Starts With A Dream. He has made mini-motivational prints of some of the pictures displayed.

He posts regularly so I look forward to visiting his site to see what new picture he has captured. I know you are probably thinking that we share the same studio so why wouldn’t I know what pictures he is going to post? The answer is often I do not know what pictures he will choose to share.

So take time to take a break and visit the site when you can.


PS I really like this site and If I were giving out ratings this would be a +++10 and that is an unbiased assessment.:)

Review of Journey of a Spirited Strider

Today I am reviewing a blogger blog called Journey of a Spirited Strider. The tag line for her blog is Serving others in love one step at a time. Her very interesting profile is below. I am impressed that she has chosen to continue sharing her expertise to reach out and help others through blogging.

Barbara A. Clark has been a professional in higher education for over 25 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Iowa and completed all course requirements for a Ph.D in International Comparative Education before several life-changing events interrupted her studies. It was during the interruption that Barbara discovered her passion for service to the world through love and intention. Her blog as the Spirited Strider is another step in her journey to serve others in love, one step at a time.

You will find her posts actively engaging and energetic. I believe that she is a prolific reader and loves to write. She just might be one of those boomer bloggers who will soon write a book from her blog postings.

You can find her as an active participant in the active and well organized Blogcatalog community.

I am hoping that she continues to post and even expand to go deeper in her counseling skills and other expertise to help others. I would not be surprised if she comes out with another blog soon on …


Boomers Gather at Gather.com Social Marketing Site

I recently found gather.com and joined it to see what it was like. The stats today read

31,038 members and 8,472 are 45-64 years of age. It is a very busy site and lots of opportunities to meet, greet and get deep on various topics. I noticed that as soon as I joined someone made a comment about my picture. This sparks conversations and the request was made to comment on their picture for bonus points to win a current contest. Now that was interesting. Further exploration and I found out that they have a reward system for inviting folks to join and other revenue opportunities.

Let me summarize with a couple of points the things I found out about this site.

  • There is great content on the site
  • It appeals to writers of all mediums via the publish feature. I took the opportunity to post an article. They also allow you to post an image with the article.
  • You can post videos to the site directly from your hard drive and it will generate embedded code that you can place somewhere else.
  • They have a reward system t hat is redeemable for cd’s books, vacations , etc.
  • Categories on the site include books, arts and entertainment, writing news, money, music, just to name a few.
  • Search on the term, blogging boomers, generated many folks that you can ask to be connected to based on similar interests.
  • There are special accommodations for the visually impaired which is a super plus.
  • You have the option to Digg your publications but currently Digg is not accepting the url because of spamming. Don’t know the story behind that. I did not try the other options.
  • There are boomer groups like AARP and others.
  • Easy upload of images.
  • You will not be bored.

I am still exploring and looking forward to posting more articles and checking out the revenue system a bit more.

If you like social marketing sites for business or fun this site could use your participation as well as feedback. The folks seem to be, so far, friendly and helpful.

I say it is worth exploring. Below is one of several widgets they make available so you can invite new membership plus be identified with the affiliate type code to let them know who referred the new visitor. It all adds up to points like grocery store coupons. That’s fun to if you enjoy shopping. (smile)

Keep informed on Gather.com! Content ranges from politics to cooking, and we earn Gather Points™ or cash for using the site!View my content here: ideacoach

Boomer Consumer Book Gives Refreshing Insights on Marketing to Boomers

If you are attempting to get the eye and dollars of baby boomers consider visiting a blogger site called, Boomerconsumerbook.

It enjoys a really good Google placement and I can see why. I spent a while reading some of the posts. The one that really impressed me was the post for Nov. 15, 2007 on positive marketing messages.

The blog is administered by Matt Thornhill & John Martin authors of a book called,

Now I am reminded to make my blog posts on the positive side with lots of motivation. Thats easy for me because the opposite would be too depressing.

The authors have lots of posts from small to medium in length. Bite sized and easy to digest. They have included some graphics and video so the variety makes it very interesting. I am looking forward to reading more interesting posts.

All Things Boomer

This site will have lots of my personal recommendations of products, promotions, particularly interesting sites and programs that relate to boomers like myself. I will also pass on the insights of others that have impressed me.

With the current linked relationships there are videos, podcasts and pictures just to keep it from becoming boring. (For example,see bloggingforboomers.com for the latest podcast on using widgets in your blogs)

I like to share information the way I like to receive it.

Also, feel free to correct any typos or grammar mistakes. I am still a work in progress.

I will appreciate any insights you want to share.