Festival of the Wise Unplugged

Posted on December 5, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Interests | Tags: , , , , , |

The Festival of the Wise is finally here! We have been looking forward to this two-day event celebrating all things boomer. We’ve been telling you about it for a couple of months now, and hope you’re planning to be there the 6th and 7th of December from 10AM to 5PM.  You can buy and print your tickets online: just click on the Festival of the Wise ad to the right.

In this show we have three guests: 1) Festival of the Wise founder, Melle Amade, giving last-minute enticements to show up (music, fashion, speakers, food, etc.); 2) Matt Thornhill of The Boomer Project with insights into miracles, frugality and other boomer-related topics; and 3) Bill Parker, founder and owner of EcoSynch, talking about sustainability (green!).

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Boomers look for pathways to wisdom in second half of life

Posted on December 2, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Faith, Boomer Philosophy | Tags: , , , , , , |

Pathways to Wisdom with The Boomer and the Babe is a radio show for boomers searching for the “it” in life. The program aired for the first time on Friday, November 7 on KXXT 1010 AM. The 90-minute show starts at 2:30 PM Arizona Time (4:30 Eastern Standard Time).

Is this all there is? There has to be more. Where do I find “it”? What is “it”? Do I even know what I’m looking for? Where do I look? Is it religion, philosophy, spiritual, metaphysical or something else? Is it back to basics mainstream religion or is it some little known alternative religious teachings?

The Boomer Generation has been searching for “it” for decades. At times and for some “it” was drugs, sex and rock and roll. For still others “it” has been the acquisition of money and material possessions. Some have become “born again” and still others never left the traditional practices of the centuries-old organized religions.

On one point there is no argument. Boomers are searching. Matt Thornhill wrote in The Boomer Project Op/Ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “As Boomers get closer to the ‘what’s next’ after life, they will reach out to organized religion or other spiritual forces to get a sense of the ‘grand plan’ as it relates to their world on a very personal basis”.

It’s this searching that we will discuss on our Pathways to Wisdom Show. There are more books, articles, churches, temples, mosques, seminars, teachers, gurus, pastors, ministers and high priests than ever before in our history. In other words plenty of topics for conversation.

We have no intention of endorsing any of these “Pathways to Wisdom,” but rather reporting, questioning and discussing the options.

Keep in mind, “wisdom” does not just pertain to matters of spirit, but peace of mind as well. What gives one peace of mind might include the knowledge that your future is secure as you age; that you have prepared for your declining years whenever they occur. That your family is well. That you are healthy. That you are comfortable in your own skin. How you attain this inner peace is a journey, and we will follow many journeys on “Pathways to Wisdom.”

Join us in these discussions and hopefully some insight might be gained that can help you find your personal pathway to wisdom.

Pete Peters and Deborah Brown
Co-Hosts of the Pathways to Wisdom Show

Because at 50, you’re just getting started.

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Boomer talk radio hits the airwaves on a new day and time

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Interests | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve moved! Starting Saturday the 11th of October, you can listen to The Boomer and The Babe Show LIVE from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM every Saturday night. We can also be heard via the station website at the appointed time. Log on to www.1100kfnx.com if you want to listen via your computer. Some of you will find this new day and time very convenient — we definitely will. And if it’s date night . . . make it work!

For those of you outside Arizona, remember that Arizona doesn’t participate in daylight savings time. For the time being, 7:00 PM Arizona time is 10:00 PM Eastern.

Saturday’s show will feature Matt Bunk, managing editor of the Arizona Capitol Times. Without taking sides, we’ll be exploring the ramifications of a yes or no vote on Proposition 101, the Medical Choice Initiative. This proposition would affect just about everyone on Medicare, so we’d better get the facts straight before we blow this vote!

We will also chat with Melle Amade, co-founder of Festival of the Wise. You can click on the ad located on the right-hand side of this post to go to the Festival of the Wise website. It’s chock-full of information about all the ways you can “get your boomer on” with thousands of other boomers.

Melle will entice us with updates on events planned for the inaugural festival making its debut on December 6 and 7 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. If you’re a baby boomer, aptly also a member of The Wise, you’ll want to be on hand for the music, fun and thought-provoking breakout sessions. Matt Thornhill, founder of the Boomer Project and co-author of The Boomer Consumer, will be appearing on the Atrium Stage. In our role as emcees of the Atrium Stage, Pete and I will be introducing Matt and all the other remarkable thought leaders and talent assembled for the two days.

Thanks for checking in. We have other news to share about exciting programs we are planning for our radio show and other media.

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