Saturday, June 7, 2008

I Want to be an Astronaut When I Grow Up!

Baby Boomers ... what do you want to be when you grow up ... how about an astronaut? Pictured here is my friend Jim standing next to a real live guy who grew up to be, guess what ... an astronaut! This is Jon McBride, former space shuttle pilot, retired from NASA.

Jim met him at the latest space shuttle launch on May 31st. They were lucky enough to get tickets to view the launch from only a short distance away.

So baby boomers, anything is possible with your life. Just because you are over 50 and facing retirement doesn't mean that your adventures are over. Think about it, maybe it is time to re-invent yourself!

This is what the baby boomers generation is all about! 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF!!!!


Uncle Brewski said...

Wow..looks like Jim had a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Ok, this is too weird. I always wanted to be an astronaut and still do. I fantasize that I will be a new Mars colony's oral historian. Just bury me in space and I'll die happy.

Denise Clarke said...

A good time was had by all!


Cathy Warren said...

This is a very interesting article regarding reinvention.

I have been visiting this blog and decided that I can continue to learn a lot, and contribute to the dialog. But first, I want to be up front about my intentions. I am associated as a technical liaison with a new web site called the This web site is being expanded to include “Baby Boomers, Seniors, and those who follow.” Perhaps we can work together on a number of vitally important projects.

The USA is now locked in the grip of an economic upheaval that promises to change the way we do business and live our lives. We recognize that many individuals who reach the age of 60 are not physically, mentally, or financially prepared to enjoy the so-called “Golden Years.” In order to meet the challenges facing us in these days of great uncertainty, we must take a critical look at how problems are approached and solved. Traditional methods just won’t cut it anymore. The time is NOW to literally re-invent the way we think and solve problems related to the ways we work and live. We call it “personal re-invention.”

The team is developing a program to help Boomers and Seniors create and implement Personal Re-Invention programs. The first step was to create Personal Re-Invention Guidelines. The next step will be to offer participation in Personal Re-Invention Programs. Those willing to engage in critical assessment and change of current mind-sets will be invited to participate in online forums focused on “personal re-invention.” Personal identity need not be revealed.

I invite you to check us out at And remember, we are evolving this web site. When we are ready, you can participate in “Personal Re-Invention.”

I look forward to your comments and suggestions. Cathy Warren