It’s a conceptual feature story, and not a diary. Mine run in length from 700 to 1500 words. I have been writing personal blogs for the PBS-sponsored website, Next Avenue, since its conception in early 2012. I write up to three a week.
My blogs have a perspective: How boomers, or people over the age of 50, look at life. We’re not young. We’re not old. We’re learning from our past. We’re redefining the future — what it means to stay mentally and physical active.
The material for my blogs comes from news events and cultural trends. That’s my canvas. I draw upon my life experiences and journalistic third-eye for my colors. I combine satire and serious reporting.
I put together a dozen blogs that I’ve written for Next Avenue. If you’d like to see more of them, go to my author page at nextavenue.org.