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MESA ARIZONA, CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

 

mesa arizona

 

Where are you right now? Do you wish you were somewhere else?

 

Instead of working on the wish list of where you’d rather be, take a good look around.

 

You may be in the center of the universe, like Mesa Arizona.

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MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt3

 

VALLARTA

 

The top down view from the seventh floor in Old Vallarta, or Viejo Vallarta, to the square.

 

Is it Frida Kahlo’s turquoise house? It’s the right color.

 

If it part of the Kahlo catalogue, she’s got octopus on her self portrait.

 

But it’s not Frida. Not enough eyebrow.

 

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MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt2

 

mexico travel

 

First thing you’ll need is a new hat. Pick one, maybe two.

 

Once you get into the swing of things you can adjust.

 

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MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt1

 

MEXICO

 

Where the heck is Puerto Vallarta? Find a good map book.

 

Look about two thousand miles south of Portland and you’re close.

 

West coast of Mexico below the Gulf of California.

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FIVE DIAMOND ATTITUDE: WORK IN PROGRESS

 

FIVE DIAMOND ATTITUDE

 

Ultimate luxury, like crack, coke, meth, heroin, oxy, opioids in general, and cigarettes, is a hard habit to kick.

 

I’ve worn this wristband for three weeks as a reminder of ultimate luxury, and clever marketing. It reminds me to put things back where I found them in their original luxury, and find new value.

 

Finding new value in a five diamond attitude? That’s the work in progress from the title.

 

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Toughen Up

A Gift For The Baby Boomer Smoker: Gut Punch Therapy

And It’s Not A Carton Of Marlboro Red Even a smoker smells it. They may stink up a car with their smoky clothes and breath, but they’ll know if another smoker has been there. Will they complain about the bad effects of second hand smoke? Of course. Smokers come in all shapes and sizes and […]

BABY BOOMER SUICIDE

BOOMERPDX AND THE ASSIST IN OREGON’S ASSISTED SUICIDE LAW Just in from lifenews.com: Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths Hit Record High in 2012. They argue against malicious intent, then slip it in the orange juice assist. On the other hand, deathnews.com, a dating site, has no opinion while online authority businessinsider.com rates Portland #12 on their 15 […]

BOOMER FOUNDATION

or, HOW MY EIGHTY SIX YEAR OLD MOTHER IN LAW OUT-WALKS YOU You’ve heard the saying “You can’t know someone until you’ve walked in their shoes.” For Portland baby boomers it might be Birkenstocks with socks, which I like. You walk in their footsteps. Or take their path. What’s it mean?

PORTLAND BABY BOOMER HEALTH TRENDS ACCORDING TO CNN

IGNORE AT YOUR OWN RISK No 1: ‘Boomeritis’ The smart guys say slow down, take it easy. They might be right. If you haven’t benched 300 by now, maybe it’s not a good goal. Run a marathon? Talk to a podiatrist about the cost of orthotics. If you must hit the 26+ miler for your […]

TRAUMA NATION AMERICA IN 10 POINTS

Is America The Leader In The Race To The Top Of Trauma? 10 Reasons For Yes On Trauma Nation America. Recent research shows DNA passes down trauma markers from parents to kids. That means if a father suffers a traumatic event his DNA adapts and gets installed in his children. It could be a good […]

INFLAMMATION, CHRONIC PAIN, ADDICTION

We all have a horse in the chronic pain race. The best advice after surgery is taking pain pills on a schedule. If you let the pain get ahead of the pain killer, it’s hard to back down. Skip a pill and you might take an extra dose, then double up in half the scheduled […]

RADIATION, HYDRATION, SATURATION, REPEAT

      From cancercenter.com Because radiation is used on and in their bodies, some patients mistakenly worry that this automatically means their bodies become “radioactive” after they treatment. Most patients just want to finish radiation and don’t care about the baggage. That comes later. If they beat cancer, they accept the side effects. Once […]

Boomer To The Rescue…Again

The spoken, and unspoken, truth of boomer gym rats is they show up to save lives, beginning with their own. Start a gym schedule and you notice boomers showing up the same time as you. After a few weeks you see familiar faces doing routines similar to yours, except they do it better. If you […]

BOOMER GYM UP, MILLENNIALS ON DECK

Presenting the Best of the Best Gym Boomers They show up like clockwork and put in the work. Their personal record is attendance. If they don’t get results they think of suing the gym. Normal boomers get in, get out, and make a better day. The others look around for inspiration.

ANNUAL BODY CLEANSING AND AGE MANAGEMENT

Guest Post By Dr. Elaine Gillaspie, ND From The Portland Wellness Center. Annual body cleansing is an important part of aging gracefully. A monitored juice fast can clean your digestive system for better nutritional absorption. It also rejuvenates your skin, hair, and increases your vitality. Take time in your life to reflect about how we treat […]

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VENTURE PORTLAND, A HUG FOR THE CITY

More Than Business As Usual For 36 Districts. Portland began with an 1845 coin flip. At least that’s the official story. But Portland was Portland before two Easties, one from Portland Maine, the other from Boston, made their call. The clearing that became Portland was already an early business district for tribal trade. A land […]

Boomerpdx Explains Blog Traffic One Way

Baby Boomers and blogs? It even sounds like a perfect match. So simple yet so elegant, like a Victoria Secret model’s wardrobe. And like that model, your blog needs legs. Bloggers call it traffic. Traffic? They call it traffic, like cars? If you’ve ever had a yard sale, you know the drill.

Blog Relaunch Shoots Blanks, Misses Writing Target

    Thinking of starting a blog, relaunching a blog? Good.   If you’re a writer, then I’m talking to you. Whether you dabble with words, put a few things on paper, or carve out time to organize the book you’ve been writing the past few years, it’s you.   The world of bloggers, columnists, […]

CANCER MEMOIR, WRITING THE EXTRA SECRET TABOO

    Vice.com published a piece with a funny headline in 2012: Cancer Memoirs Are Breaking Out Like the Plague Now it’s 2017 and I’m writing a cancer memoir. Still funny? Yes, it is.

Demand Respect, Give Respect On Demand Right Back

    I’m not the first to feel left out and ignored by people who demand respect. Nor the first to be banished for demanding it back.   One man’s sibling spoke in a way that lacked respect. The message given back was, “Don’t talk to me unless you talk with the respect I demand.” […]

ASPIRATIONAL EDUCATION GOAL CALLED THE 40-40-20 PLAN, NOT 420

  40-40-20 Plan called an Aspirational Goal, like a wish list From The Oregonian in 2012: 40 percent of the state’s adults with four-year college degrees, 40 percent with two-year degrees or the equivalent, and the remaining 20 percent with high school degrees. It would be an impressive advance, since the four-year number is now […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA LETTER TO OREGON’S BOOMER BLOGGER

  Fan letter delivers President Obama letter.   What happens after you write a fan letter to the President of the United States? You like their act so you write them to say so. Then forget about it. They’re not looking for a new best friend. Besides he’s got Joe Biden. The memorable part was […]

CAPTION CONTEST 2

BLACKENED BLOGGER WORLD LIGHTENS UP

  Blogger world wisdom says keep your post short with a snappy title. SO GET BUSY AND WRITE? If they could say it and make you believe it, a blog guru would say write a great title and skip the post to concentrate on the next snappy title. “Headlines,” they growl “Headlines make the post.” Pretty soon […]

Blogger Trust

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BABY BOOMER RETIREMENT FEARS

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SHARE THE BURDEN, NOT ADD TO IT

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BOOMER SON OF ENGLAND DIES 13 YEARS AFTER STABBING

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BABY BOOMER LOVE: AFTER THE FIRE

Don’t Burn Baby Boomer Love Letters, Review Them On BoomerPdx. From The BoomerPdx Archive: “I think at the age 27-29 is when you first really feel a ‘generation gap’ or are actually aware of the one’s below you. Naturally that means the ones above you are pushed into another level also. Do me a favor. […]

COMPASS ROSE CITY PORTLAND

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HOW TO: 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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IF MILLENNIALS SUCK, WHO ELSE SUCKS

A recent poll questions whether millennials suck as bad as everyone else. Too many times you hear about the new ‘biggest ever’ generation in negative terms. You’d think millennials suck worse than any other generation. Baby boomers enjoy dragging the youngsters around by their arm and reminding them they suck. Millennials seem to enjoy the […]

AVOID ANNIVERSARY MOVIES

A Divorce Downer Of Old Movies. The plan: A nice wedding anniversary with the family followed by a weekend at the same beach you went to on your honeymoon. If anniversaries are a tradition, so is the beach trip. You book your favorite cabin, the one with unobstructed view of the ocean…from the bathroom. Pack […]

Singing Through The Christmas Noise

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BABY BOOMER WEDDING HISTORY

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