Trust Your Instincts and Carry Water

Walkabout #8 We were on a mission, to find the pond at The Star Fort – Ninety Six National Historic Site, a revolutionary battlefield in Greenwood County, SC. The last time we had walked this site, the trail to the pond was closed. I thought I had a good remembrance of where the trail toContinue reading “Trust Your Instincts and Carry Water”

A Renewal Walkabout

Walkabout #6 I like words. I always pick one or two words at the beginning of the year that help keep me focused and motivated as the year goes forward. As a reminder, my words for 2022 are Mastery and Acceptance. This weekend, when I did my walkabout, I thought about another word … Renewal.Continue reading “A Renewal Walkabout”

Healing, Caring and Crafting

Walkabout #5 “Hi Heidi, what are you doing?” “I am organizing my new home office space, so I can start coaching families.” That is how the telephone walkabout with my sister, Heidi, began. I was supposed to go to Atlanta to get in a real walk with her. But as I am recovering, and apparently,Continue reading “Healing, Caring and Crafting”

My walkabout with bronchitis

Being sick is a buzz kill! At first, I thought it was allergies. When allergy medicine was not improving things, I took the first to two at-home Covid tests. Both came back negative. Finally on Sunday, when the coughing would not stop and I had developed pinkeye, I went to urgent care. Diagnosed with acuteContinue reading “My walkabout with bronchitis”

Friendship is about connection

Hey, Boomer Walk-about #4 I was at the beautiful campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC. It must have been time for scheduled campus tours because there were lots of parents and students walking around or sitting on the lawn in groups. The trees were just starting to bloom, but no baby ducks in theContinue reading “Friendship is about connection”

Starting over and staying hopeful – Walkabout #3

We all have a story to tell. Janet and I had never met in person, but we had connected on Facebook. I was looking forward to meeting her for our walk. It turned out to be a beautiful day at Butler Springs Park, early spring blooms were popping up, there was a gentle, warm breezeContinue reading “Starting over and staying hopeful – Walkabout #3”

Are we doing enough?

Hey, Boomer Walkabout #2 It was very cold on Sunday morning, 21 degrees. I wasn’t sure we were going to be up to walking in that kind of chill. Luckily for us, it warmed up into the 40’s by the time of our walk, the sun was high, and the sky was vibrantly blue. GayleContinue reading “Are we doing enough?”

What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about

My inaugural Hey, Boomer walk-about was with my dear friend Doris McLallen. Doris wanted to walk around the Greer City Park. This is a 12-acre park, and I anticipated an hour or so of active walking and talking. Doris had designed a more historic agenda for our walk, and I gladly went along with herContinue reading “What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about”

Can it happen here?

I have been ruminating on this blog for days. The war in Ukraine looms over everything I am thinking about. It is also Women’s History month, and there is a lot to say about that. And there is the quote that Dr. Bob Saul left with us when he appeared on Hey, Boomer, that hasContinue reading “Can it happen here?”

Hey, Boomer Walk-about

It is too easy, as we age, to tell ourselves that we can’t move like we once did. That may be true. We may not be able to move like we once did but that does not mean that we can’t still move. Let’s do a Hey, Boomer Walk-about. More about this below. First theContinue reading “Hey, Boomer Walk-about”

Music, music everywhere

You remember the portable record players we had. The kind that were housed in a box with a latch that played 45 LPs. Remember the joy of loading the 45’s and watching them drop and the arm moved over, and the music started? How many of you danced in your rooms while you played theseContinue reading “Music, music everywhere”

Maybe I should have been a black bear

Maybe I should have been a Black Bear  so I could hibernate in the winter. You don’t usually hear me complain in my blogs, but I need to be honest with you. I don’t like the winter. I don’t like the cold and I don’t like the shorter days. I am not able to sleepContinue reading “Maybe I should have been a black bear”

Turning 70

Guest blog this week from my dear, special person, David Bell. David is a singer-songwriter and a professor of Economics and Finance at Lander University. He shares some heartfelt thoughts about turning 70 this year. Please leave some comments and let us both know what you got out of this piece. ================================================================ It’s 2022. ThisContinue reading “Turning 70”

Fred Rogers & Transitions

There is a fabulous 13-episode podcast called “Finding Fred.” It tells the story behind the story of the beloved Fred Rogers. The sometimes-radical ideas he presented to Congress, the barriers he broke when he shared a towel with Officer Clemmons, a black policeman on his show. He talked to kids about the war, about disabilities,Continue reading “Fred Rogers & Transitions”