Two Boomer Women & The Lost Art of Conversation

Two Boomer Women & The Lost Art of Conversation

Two Boomer Women, with vastly different backgrounds except for an ardent belief in the art of conversation, don’t hold back on anything this world throws at women our age! Pour yourself a coffee, or perhaps a glass of wine, and come eavesdrop!https://twoboomerwomen.com... Show More

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July 2, 2020 30 min

Agnes is flying solo today - some time ago she collated a variety of income opportunities for Boomers... she reviews them today, and if you don't need an income opportunity then perhaps something here will be a diversion as we find our Normal in this current global Normal.

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Flashback to 2019 - Agnes was helping Mar Sulaika realize her vision of a website to represent her online.  It's such a personal piece of property, your online home.  A slightly shorter episode today as Two Boomer Women really got into the minutiae of design and we didn't want to bore with you too much of that!

As an aside, your take-away from this episode is that you should be firm with your wishes when it comes to your web...

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Bonbons... what was that show called?  Oh, right, Married With Children.

School's done - that's a huge relief for Agnes.  She's still house hunting - so there's speculation on what's going to happen to house values.

Mar Sulaika watched Boys Don't Cry... which leads to many insights into the "human condition".  Two Boomer Women dig into history and personal viewpoints as they wade through that complex s...

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A little progress in the matter of Agnes' family housing issue post-apartment fire... they are settling into their "current normal" - interesting as it is a key phrase this year when Agnes talks about COVID.

Mar Sulaika experiences the joys of apartment living as she has water issues just as she's planning a trip away.

Mar Sulaika shares some of the 'oddities' of her mom's dementia.

Agnes is meeting Mar Sul...

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Of course, a discussion around eggs morphs to where to find us online!

The power of conversation as we each (all of us) create our go-forward reality.  Mar Sulaika got to see her mom this week, after 3 months of isolation - to 2 or not to 2 (metres, that is...) and the varying realities of relationships.

Dementia... and when it speaks inappropriately in public spaces.

A short discussion around the Salvation Army - Agnes voices persona...

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Mondays will be Flashbacks to the same time 2019 for a while as Mar Sulaika takes advantage of the creative energy that has possessed her of late.  Thursday will be current as, of course! will be Pissed On Podcast!

So... last June Mar Sulaika was pursuing neighbourhood stats for a business proposal... with very little luck - technology is great but it's ineffective if it's not kept up-to-date.

Mar Sulaika was selling a piece ...

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It's very difficult to be upbeat with the world going through its current growing pains - and Two Boomer Women weren't going to fake it.

Mercury in retrograde was an easy place to start...

Then on to COVID and Black Lives Matter and police and revolution and Brokeback Mountain and Me Too and COVID.  How's that for tackling the world as we know it?

We did end on a somewhat lighter note: sending photos by email, playing in t...

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June is off to a bit of crazy start for Two Boomer Women so thank goodness they have episodes in the vault!  Here is another one from June 2019.

To bring you up to speed, one year ago Agnes's daughter and her family were "collateral damage" from an apartment fire in the suite above them in their downtown high rise.  They quickly learned the generosity of people... although Agnes had called her daughter just last week to ...

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Two Boomer Women reach back into the vault again today to June 2019.

This episode has a lazy start although Molly Shannon is full of energy! (When these episodes were recorded last year, we had no way of knowing how loud, and uneditable, fidgeting is.  So, our apologies, but rest assured fidgeting is the sign of an active creative!) 

Mar Sulaika has been considering selling some of the artwork of her late husband, Peter Paul Ochs (st...

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Donald Trump, Mar Sulaika's book and Amazon... and that was just the first 5 minutes!

It's a short episode today as life is winging just a bit out of control and Agnes is agitated because of an aggressive deer stalking while she was out with her grandsons and dog this morning.

Updates!  Skype, computers, they can be a thorn in one's side.

Fear in children; and ending with James Thurber's The Last Flower.

 

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An all-time record short episode for Two Boomer Women... our Skype connection was incredibly glitchy and yet the recordings were way better than the Live convo we experienced!!

Agnes is taking the boys to feed birds this morning and Sulaika's neighbours feed squirrels... of course this is the segue for the discussion about humankind's relationship with animals: world-view and COVID-view... who is top of the food chain?

Agnes ...

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Two Boomer Women had serious connection issues today but the conversation around the post-COVID realities for care facilities is worth sticking around for - both women have first hand experience with the current model and, as Boomers, may need the future model to work for us!

We started light with the facts of life: the connection between sex and longevity.

The post-COVID world may be unfolding slowly as isolation rules are lifted......

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As usual Two Boomer Women cover a plethora of subjects today.

As well as her English language business, Mar Sulaika is very creative so bounces some ideas off Agnes... who loves any challenge that involves brainstorming a solution! ...which leads to a short discussion on copyright.

Weather as a subject of conversation and memory issues - everyone can identify with those two conversations!

Bread-making and the arrival of "opening u...

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Another Flashback episode as Mar Sulaika has a busy week, this one obviously Pre-COVID.  Molly the fidgeter was busy in this episode, please forgive her!

Are "Celebrations of life" a replacement for mourning? Mourning has been so respected in so many cultures in history. (Some of our references sound like foreshadowing for Pissed on Podcast - but really, they aren't!

Mar Sualaika has an interesting conversation with a str...

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Scheduling conflicts means that Two Boomer Women can't get together for scintillating (or any) conversation today.

We've dug into the archives from last May when the Two Boomer Women podcast was on the radar but despite the early references, Pissed on Podcast wasn't even thought of yet).

We were still recording on Skype, which isn't great, and Mar Sulaika is taking pages of notes while Agnes referred to her daytimer s...

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Here on the west coast of Canada Mother's Day weekend was beautiful and warm... combined with good results from our self-isolation... means that many people went a little crazy with their socialization.

The pendulum swings...

Lots of philosophy from us today as isolation starts to wear and family is family... a reminder on Mother's Day.

Skype was a little glitchy, but you'll follow!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is...

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Serology is the word of the day in Mar Sulaika's life and Agnes is noticing how many people avoid using the word COVID... emphasizing our theme of the importance of conversation.

Agnes gives Mar Sulaika a few tips on Zoom-ing and owns up to her one of her own illicit behaviours.

Agnes has joined the ranks of bread makers (and to-die-for banana cake) which leads to lists and list-making.

Mar Sulaika is currently reading a book abou...

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It's Monday - do we sound a little slow?

Agnes' reality includes a grumpy 2-yr-old and home schooling a 10-yr old.  They're in the same ballpark, aren't they?

Mar Sulaika has a dancing jasmine plant.

For the first time ever, we ran out of chat (it's a COVID-isolation thing) - for about 37 seconds!

Walks and visiting in these times; sound vs silence vs noise - we hope you wade in.

A recent Pissed on Podcast shed light...

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Agnes opes with a mini-rant on editing - thank you, Molly Shannon!

Advertising - one of our soapboxes... but really? 50 cups of kale on your face?

Real life... Agnes' alarm goes off...

Mar Sulaika talks about art/ movies et al, after the death of Irrfan Khan.  Topic seems to go from grrr to waah to blah and back to grrr.

Residential care in the times of Covid (Mar Sulaika's experience) compared to Agnes' experience in the t...

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Did the title give it all away?

We're six weeks in to our COVID isolationism - Mar Sulaika is getting agitated because she hasn't seen her mom in too long and Agnes is plain tired.  The subject of men comes up ad we're less than PC - be prepared.

A catch-up on Pissed On Podcast (Friday evening cocktails, coming soon!) and a shout out to Stratford and the other arts groups with free offerings.

Agnes gets schooled on the wor...

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