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THE ZAC BROWN BAND PLAYS TO BABY BOOMERS?

Head to a country music concert and what do you get? A Boomer Field Report:

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Zac Brown Band With Zac Brown via BoomerPDX

It was a Sunday, warmer than most for the time of year in the top left corner of America.

The locals weren’t fooled. It was long pants weather, but felt like shorts.

The headliner at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington was Zac Brown.

An invite came Friday night during the best backyard Octoberfest ever for a weekend bookended with bro-time.

Who is Zac Brown? Didn’t matter. Time spent with some people goes like that, when falling a tree feels like a party.

This was one of those times. I didn’t search out Zac Brown, but should have.

Remember the Zac Brown song you’ve been singing? Ask a millennial the same question and they start singing ‘Chicken Fried.’

Sounds like country and that’s always a good thing.

Zac Brown? Zac Brown Band? Why not?

Afterward, ‘why not’ felt like, “Why hasn’t anyone told me about this band?” [Read More...]

BABY BOOMER LIFE COACH: CHIP KELLY

Eat Right And Get Enough Sleep? Kelly Would Have Said The Same To Rocky.
Rocky Chases The Chicken Mick Trains Him With. via craveonline.com

Talk About Unconventional Coaching. Rocky Chases The Chicken Mick Trains Him With. via craveonline.com

Does it get any easier than this? Don’t load up your plate three times at dinner and drop into a food coma in front of the television.

You don’t need a coach to tell you that. Or do you?

Be a good person and do the right thing when other choices are easier, or more lucrative. This is new?

Life is a competition, no matter what you hear. If you’re trying hard to accomplish anything, there’s always someone, somewhere, trying harder. That’s the specter that keeps many noses to the grind stone.

We’ve all heard how important it is to ‘try hard and do your best.’

How can you try hard and do your best when you’ve got poor nutrition due to bad choices, and you stayed up half the night playing video games or watching movies?

Try hard? No way you’ll try hard. A fatigued Zombie goes through the motions. A sugared out effort is far from anyone’s best, unless napping is on the schedule. [Read More...]

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A PORTLAND GEM

The following post found it’s way into The Oregonian’s opinion section as an op-ed. I’ve traded emails with the Portland man who stood tall, then grew even taller and the newspaper editor who plucked this piece from his 100’s of submissions each day. What’s it feel like opening the Sunday Oregonian and finding your work […]

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BLOG REVENUE OR BLOG HITS? NUMBERS DON’T LIE

What writers in the wide world of blogging need to know: Who’s making it? Once you leave the hobby blog behind, take aim at the big leagues where the pros play for keeps. Even if your blog is smaller than a grain of sand in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the numbers of the […]

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THE TEACHING MOMENT IN FOOTBALL

Can The Old NFL Learn New Tricks? The sports world looks down at the acts of some NFL players. Even worse, fans suspect their behavior is just the tip of the abusive iceberg. How many sports gods of the past knocked their women out or laid the lash on their young kids? Do you really […]

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CAN AXON SPORTS TESTING HELP BOOMERS?

Athletes are different. How different is always the question. What happens after your favorite players leave their sport is the best view of how different they are. No one enjoys seeing their sports heroes fall back to earth. You watched them soar with the eagles, then watched as they tumble back to normal. And it’s […]

Toughen Up

When you're kid says he'd like to hike with you, bring your best when it starts by climbing over a log jam on the Oneonta Gorge.

BOOMERITIS, OR WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I DO THIS?

The Longer You Let Yourself Go, The Longer The Trail Back. One doctor joke goes like this: “It hurts when I raise my arm.” Doc says, “Don’t raise your arm.” It’s as funny the first time as it is the last, if you don’t have arm pain. Most of us have pain from one thing […]

How do you feel about how you look? Start with your feelings.

HAES AND THE NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

What is HAES? So glad you asked. Health at Every Size might sound like a New Age phenomena, but it’s not. It started in the baby boomer days of the 1960’s. If you missed it between Save The Trees and Save The Earth, others didn’t. People have always come in all sizes, however shaming is […]

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STEP UP TO THE JUICE BAR, BOOMER

Have One On The House. Doing a juice fast usually means one thing: lots of juice. Finishing a juice fast usually means one thing, too: no more juice. Neither is true. I just finished eight days of adapted juice fasting. Instead of going hardcore juicer, I adapted to a restricted calorie, limited choice diet, to […]