Frustrated Boomers is an online journal of my thoughts. At times I will rant about what angers me, at other times, I will simply opine – very much like every other place at which my writing appears.  (which would be as the Sunday columnist for Bob Segarini’s Don’t Believe A Word I Say blog;  as a recap/review writer at Starpulse.com; and on Facebook, where I maintain multiple pages on subjects ranging from music to mental health and beyond.)

My name is Roxanne Tellier, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I’m a proud baby boomer, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I have been a writer and musician all of my life, which has necessitated working at a myriad of occupations, from ‘joe jobs’ to corporate positions.

I am interested in nearly every subject, although I try to keep my mind focused on the things that matter. Still, when my poor old brain can’t take any more, I’ll wile away the hours playing computer Mahjong, or guessing quiz answers to obscure pop trivia. And then enjoy a marathon of obscure British telly.

My personality is divisive; some will enjoy what I have to say, while others may only find a few of my posts of interest. And that’s the way it should be. We’re each of us only human, prone to banality and brilliance, with many stops between the two extremes.

I hope you’ll find something of interest in my ramblings and rants.

If you’d like to donate to my ongoing musical and writing journey …. please press here! 😉


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added January 1, 2021 – The Carpenter’s Classic becomes a love letter to my family, with photos through the years.

added April 26, 2020 …  When This is Over – dedicated to all of our friends and to future days. These photos represent all of the people, places and events we are missing during these days of COVID 19. 

added October 2015:

I created a Facebook page for Frustrated Boomers – I’m slowly adding in some of the most ‘liked’ posts, and adding to it as I go. It can be found here:


Some people have asked if I have any music available on the ‘net. Thanks for asking!  I’ve made slideshows for  the songs on the EP – 3 Waltzes and A Parade

My EP/CD is available for free streaming. To hear the songs, look on the right side of the page, at the song titles. There’s a forward arrow beside it … click on that to hear the songs:


The CD is also available for download at CD Baby. For physical copies of the CD, you’ll need to contact me.



  1. Beth says:

    I just found your blog and wondered if you can tell me where I might be able to find a copy of the “Christmas and Snowbound in the Treasured Past” story? I have been searching online everywhere and can’t find it. Is it in an old Ideals magazine, and if so, do you know which one? Normally, I google things and find them right away, but this one, I can’t seem to find. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

    1. roxrants says:

      Hi! I’ve been looking for that book for over 50 years .. so if you find it, let me know! 😉 It really was a wonderful book.

      1. Beth says:

        Will do! I heard they have it an old Ideals magazine, but I’m not sure which one.

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