Dance. I don’t care if you dance alone in your kitchen or at the highest level of competition, as long as you do it. There is something about moving one’s body to music that cleanses the soul. I know many dancers, and they vary greatly in their ability, but almost all agree that it has made their lives better.
If you or a friend has written a non-fiction book targeted to Boomers, and would like to have me review it, the pleasure would be mine. In addition to your manuscript or edited book, I’ll need to know why your wrote it and what your measure of success if for the book. I can promise you the review will be fair and legit. In addition to this blog, I’ll post it on Indie Book Reviewers site and up to two others, at your request.
I read a statistic yesterday in the Journal of Active Aging that stated that 77% of those over 65 will remain in their current home for the remainder of their lives. I’m wondering if this could be accurate. It’s certainly true that many of my peers aged from 60 to 70 have remained in their same home, but as most of us are ex-runners, the vast majority of us have not slowed down that much.
There is so much “free advice” on the Internet, why do I need to talk about this? Well, sometimes the real basic stuff gets left out. To edit and proofread my book, I used sources that I had used before, so I knew they would be somewhat reliable. But even with a short book like my first (156 pages), there are almost always going to be errors that only you, or someone very knowledgeable about your topic, can catch. So, the first time you actually print your book, there are most likely going to be errors. So, how can you minimize this?
Now that I’ve reached my mid-sixties, I find that more and more younger people treat me differently, like they need to speak slowly so that I can better understand them. I don’t like it, not one single bit. I also wonder how many times I’ve been guilty myself of displaying this bias with my “elders.”