Life Secrets: Trump, Pokemon Go and Stealing Joy

Life Secrets: Trump, Pokemon Go and Stealing Joy. Like millions of others, I watched the Republican Convention speeches with curiosity. Head-scratching curiosity filled with questions: how did we get to this juncture in history? What the hell is going to happen next? Why this, why now? Those questions about Trump are equally valid about Pokemon […]


Mother Nature Is A Bitch But Everything

Mother Nature Is A Bitch but only if we don’t treat her right. Maybe I’m one for not treating you right. I recently discovered how easy it is to edit a photo on my phone and share it on Pinterest. That’s one reason I haven’t blogged here lately. I often will post something to Instagram, […]

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How to Quit Blogging Without Regret

How to Quit Blogging is a good a title as any. With or without regret is up to the individual blogger.   Most bloggers quit in the first few months without much incident. Chances are no one was reading it any way. The failed experiment is no worse than buying a dress on sale that […]


Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a man-made holiday since the Earth, our dear planet, Gaia would say, Make Every Day Earth Day. Every day, something natural and wondrous happens. I notice the tiny things, the shifts in the life cycles of growth, decay, dormancy and rebirth over and over in a cosmic version of re-cycling. […]


Inspiration and Cherry Blossoms Have No Timetable

Inspiration and Cherry Blossoms Have No Timetable and neither does Mother Nature. Last week I dashed over to see the cherry blossoms at dusk. I’d already photographed them earlier on blue sky day The park is only 5 minutes from my house and something told me to go. I knew I wouldn’t have time to go […]


What Your Future Self Craves

What Your Future Self Craves is the good you could do today. It could be altruistic or humanitarian but chances are you have that covered. What your future self is probably craving and hoping you do is self-care now. Women give and keep giving from the time they get married, have their first child to taking […]

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Throwback Thursday Yields Real Treasure

Throwback Thursday or #TBT is a social media trend of posting old photos or previously posted ones. It can be fun, nostalgic or in this case, yielding real treasure. By coincidence, I Googled “Boomer Muse butterfly” to find an image to email to someone. What popped up wasn’t the one I expected but an old […]

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Best Advice About Life From A Dead Man

  The best advice ever is old, simple and pure. The master of simple words that pack a punch, Ernest Hemingway said it best. Keep learning, breathe deeply, sleep deeply, feel pleasure but feel all your feelings because you bloody well can. And yeah, we’ll all be dead soon enough.   And for all you […]


Blog Content Stolen? Take The Road Less Traveled and Do This

  This is a happy story about stolen blog content and photo quotes. When I launched Boomer Muse in 2008, photo quotes were at the beginning of their popularity. I would have never guessed they’d saturate the internet as they do now. Of the thousands of my own original photo quotes, many were stolen and many others […]


2016 Manifesto For An Inspiring New Year

If 2015 proved challenging, I hope this 2016 manifesto I created with classic words of wisdom leads to an inspiring new year. It was a tough up and down year for me and many of my friends. Every time I felt sorry for myself, I’d be reminded of someone worse off. It didn’t take much. […]