I find inspiration in many different areas and that has led me to write about a wide range of topics. My music articles have been published in FYI 50 Plus -Follow Your Interests, Boomer Magazine and GO Magazine(New York City). I've also written commentary, general interest and wildlife pieces that have appeared in FYI50 Plus-Follow Your Interests, Suddenly Senior, The Sports Column and in Midwest publications.
Currently working on articles about music, non-profit organizations, sports and general interest/opinion pieces.
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NON-PROFIT/PHILANTHROPY - Children & Animals, Wildlife/Conservation
Dogs are more than man's best friend to many kids By Carolyn Bower ~ There's a long-standing belief that dogs are a man's best friend. But they are much more than that to many children with serious medical challenges. * Chelsea is a young lady with diabetes.
Many classic film enthusiasts and television fans know the names William Holden and Stefanie Powers for their acting endeavors. Some, however, may not be
In 1995 I became a Charter Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and still have the black T-Shirt emblazoned with
Five decades have come and gone since the psychedelic sounds, peace signs, and masses of concert-goers descended upon Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, NY.
These were the sights and sounds of 50 years ago - 1968. Music was changing and diversity was ever present. Do you remember these Billboard hits?
When Lesley Gore passed away in February, headlines around the world read that the "It's My Party" singer had died. That number one smash from
By: Carolyn Bower As Covid-related restrictions are lifted, getting outside in the fresh air is a welcome opportunity. Outdoor activities offer a wide range of physical and mental benefits..
I hand over the money. I clutch the package tightly and hurry on my way home. Another one to add to my obsession - to add to my growing collection. I can feel the texture through the wrapping paper and smell the newness - a newness not yet affected by use or passage of time.
If you still use CDs and have yet to make a Netflix account, then you’re probably on your way to becoming a technology dinosaur. “From a distant era” might be a phrase used to describe a dinosaur, but you may be one; if these signs fit you to a T!
There are many activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
I admit it. I am one of the TV generation - one who was born in the 1950's and grew up watching "Sky King," "Fury," "My Three Sons," " Leave it to Beaver" and "Adventures in Paradise." Those were the days when Saturday morning meant Sky rescuing Penny and the beautiful
The Northwestern football program occupies a good share of the press attention about hazing in college sports, but that doesn't mean hazing is restricted to football or men's sports. It's a widespread problem, and women's sports aren't immune to what is a national problem.
Call me old-fashioned, behind the times, a purist, or biased, but am I the only viewer who was frustrated and cringed watching the women's basketball tourney? I know the game has changed dramatically in the past several decades with more TV exposure, higher shooting percentages, better and more advanced conditioning, etc.
Two years have passed since former North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, former Georgia Tech coach Ma Chelle Joseph, and several other women's college basketball coaches resigned or were fired amid allegations of mental abuse and questionable behavior. Two years ... and nothing seems to have changed or improved.
Collegiate flag football for women is here, and the inaugural season is happening this spring. But there's still a lot of work to make the sport a sustainable feature of college athletic programs. Intercollegiate competition is the outcome of a collaboration among the NFL, a sports organization called Reigning Champs Experience (RCX), and a collegiate sports association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
According to the NCAA, 74 percent of student-athletes experience hazing while in college. It's time for administrators, coaches, parents, and students to work together to end t his despicable practice. -In 2015, a hazing incident involving the swim program at Drury University (MO) led to an investigation and adoption of a plan to deal with hazing.