Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blogging Boomer Carnival #282

Politics, food, travel, care giving, retirement careers, and Halloween costumes are the topics for this week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival

This week, Rita from The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide is our host for Blogging Boomer Carnival #282.
The carnival is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation.

Tom Sightings ofSightings at 60 is developing a new feature on his blog called The Friday Fix, where he highlights an item of the week that caught his attention, and might catch yours. Try it out at The Friday Fix, where Tom discusses whether presidential debates are important.
This week Anne Maxfield at the Accidental Locavore is recovering from an overdose of…meatballs. See what happens when locavore meets "Meatball Madness."
Arabian Tales Katie Foster takes you on a walking tour of Dubai, “The Ultimate Downtown Dubai,” where you can see the largest building in the world, the world's largest collection of sea sharks, a four story indoor waterfall, the largest "dancing" water fountain, and the world's largest shopping and entertainment mall. Dubai is known for striving for the "ultimate" designation in everything it pursues. It holds numerous awards in the Guinness Book of Records.
Laura Lee over at the Midlife Crisis Queen thinks that we can often confuse selfishness with the simple need to take some down time from care giving.  So she wrote “Selfishness versus Self-Responsibility” as food for thought on this sticky subject. She's also been pondering the subject of gaining genuine care and support from others.
John Agno at SoBabyBoomer reports that boomers aren’t simply delaying retirement, they’re retiring retirementaltogether by starting new careers. The 55-year-old-and-up crowd is the only age group that is growing as a share of the workforce. 
The big news on my blog is what are the most popular Halloween costumer for 2012. The top three for adults are witch, vampire, and pirate, while it’s princess, batman, and Spiderman for kids. For pets, it’s pumpkin, devil, and hot dog. See “Top Halloween Costumer for Adults, Kids, and Pets for 2012” for additional costumes in each category.
So check out these websites for some good boomer reading. And, remember to tune in next week for more topics of interest to the Boomer Nation.

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