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BOOMER DENIABILITY: WE DIDN’T LIGHT THE FIRE

We Know Where The Matches Are Though.
via nydailynews.com

via nydailynews.com

Believable generational research relies on strong academic studies, insurance statistics, and the federal census.

This triumvirate of detailed minutia creates a colorless picture of the past. Instead of men in grey flannel suits, it looks like grey men in flannel, lines of them.

Baby Boomer research is the same, but with more color. And this is the danger.

The time is coming when future generations see Easy Rider as a documentary encompassing an entire era, instead of a movie directed by Dennis Hopper.

It could be worse.

The same concern for good history drifts over to Billy Joel. His song, ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire,’ is a list of people and events shaping the Boomer era, but he doesn’t get into the 60′s until the end.

He said we didn’t light the fire. He could have said, “Don’t blame us.”

Or, “Check the backstory.” [Read More...]

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Rocky Chases The Chicken Mick Trains Him With. via craveonline.com

BABY BOOMER LIFE COACH: CHIP KELLY

Eat Right And Get Enough Sleep? Kelly Would Have Said The Same To Rocky. 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 […]

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE IN THE HOUSE

Robin Williams Lives In Every Boomer I met my mother in law before Mrs. Doubtfire came out in 1993, but the shock of them being the same person never left. Robin Williams could have studied his part with her help. She’s from England, has a domestic science degree, and taught what we call home-ec. Except, […]

Meth Recovery, Myth Or Fact?

METH: THE MESSAGE, THE MESSENGER, AND FITNESS

Breaking Bad Goes Good? What’s the first thing to consider when you meet someone in tremendous shape? Good diet and workout? Steroids? Human growth hormones? Meth? That last one is a sticker. Who says meth is a health supplement? Any hands? No? Ok, meth is not a fitness supplement. Meth is a soul robbing drug […]

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STEPHEN GASKIN: THE HIPPIE KING EXITS FARM

Believe in something or someone enough and you’ll follow them to the ends of the earth. For those following Stephen Gaskin the ends of the earth was Tennessee. Gaskin’s death at age 79 explains much about the counter-culture of the Sixties in general and hippies in particular. A mobile society means moving away from your […]

Roads

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HOW TO VISIT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL, pt. 1

Take The Road To Recovery. Copy and paste the How-To to google and you’re done, except for the important part. A reason to visit. My reason bounced in and out of jail for problems related to heroin addiction. Right now he’s in. In order to visit, my name needs to be on his visitor list. […]

Where America goes for a good beer? Portland.

THE OREGON BEER TRAIL TO PORTLAND

Oregon Brewers Festival Fans’ Points Of Origin. Courts of law rely on evidence. They need proof. Nothing helps close a case like proof. How do you prove Portland is a big draw, that the recent Brewers Festival draws huge numbers to Portland, who then go home and tell others? Put a map up with push […]

It's never a pretty sight no matter the setting. via awaremed.com

SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL. OR JUST DRUGS

How To Live Next To A Heroin House. A move to the suburbs in most cities means a move away from drugs and crime. Not Portland, Oregon. My inner eastside apartment was too dangerous for a young family. Houses had metal barred windows and bad yards. The juice was never changing. It was a bad […]

South Auditorium Block Urban Renewal via museumofthecity.org

BOOMERS IN A DOWNSIZING STATE OF MIND

Or Just Moving For A Better Portland View? From oregonlive.com: “The analysis of Census data showed more baby boomers than ever lived in single-family detached homes in 2012. The pattern holds true even for the eldest of the age group, born between 1946 and 1955. That an indication that the convention wisdom may be wrong, […]

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 […]