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About BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten

My name is Johanna van Zanten. I am a baby boomer, interested in writing and connecting with other writers and readers to engage in discussions and information sharing, to share a point of view about current global issues, writing, and publishing, diversity, immigration, travel, music, life, specific baby boomer issues, and dating/relationship issues. I have written a novella, ON THIN ICE about baby-boomer Adrienne and will link this blog with the information website for this novella. Right now, I am trying out the blog.

A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION


A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION The new Rowcliffe Park is open at 6 am till 11 pm. I have planted the garlic and watered my five-by-eight-foot garden this morning by seven-thirty on this beautiful Sunday morning, with only one other gardener working in … Continue reading

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MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH DENSITY LIVING


MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING The trend for developers (also encouraged by town councils) is to build more high-density structures and encourage living inside city centres to accommodate the residential growth, instead of sprawling out into the suburbs. The benefits … Continue reading

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A STROLL ON FATHER’S DAY


A STROLL IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD ON FATHER’S DAY It was a clear and hot day, and I felt like a walk early in the morning before the sun would get too hot. I live in a new development on Richter … Continue reading

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D-DAY, 75 YEAR AGO


D-DAY, SEVENTY-FIVE YEAR AGO D-DAY ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 6 Photo Globe & Mail.   What is D-Day and who still knows about it in Canada, let alone in the USA, Britain, France, and Germany? And why is that so important? … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Tattooist of Auschwitz


The Tatooist of Auschwitz, and the difference between race and religion.   On the recommendation of my writing coach, I read the novel as a primer on how to write a story that will appeal to readers. This novel has … Continue reading

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MY TRIP TO MORELIA


MY TRIP TO MORELIA My trip to the city of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico In the last couple of days, the Boeing 737 Max – 8 was grounded pretty much everywhere, after the same plane type fell out of the sky … Continue reading

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MORELIA, ITS COLONIAL HISTORY


MORELIA – ITS COLONIAL HISTORY   This blog post is dedicated to the Indigenous population of Mexico. One cannot admire the city without reminding oneself of all the lives destroyed during its rise to fame. The Mexican city of Morelia … Continue reading

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STRADDLING THE NEW YEAR.


Straddling the new year, soon taking the plunge, and out with the old one.     Time to catch up with my blog posts. I finished my first week in Mexico this winter. It is always different each time, but … Continue reading

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BECOMING A WRITER


BECOMING A WRITER       At eight I was a devout little girl who swallowed hook line and sinker what I was taught in my parents’ small congregation of ultra-Christians. By age 12 I had lost all belief in … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING


SELF-HARMING by young girls   This is a copy from The Guardian’s article about mental health in the UK and the trend of young girls for self-harming: Quarter of Young Girls in UK have self-harmed. My novel Guardians’ Betrayal came … Continue reading

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