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SPORTS BOUNDARY FOR JASON WITTEN COWBOY FANS

  How serious is a sports boundary? Ask a Cowboy fan.   You’ve been at gatherings where there’s a game playing in the TV room. Maybe it’s a family reunion, or a party, or a guy in the neighborhood’s house. Someone catches you watching the game. “Oh, you’re one of them?” they say, and leave. They […]

LETTER TO ENGLAND, IN ENGLISH. ENGLAND WRITES BACK

  Who writes a letter to England?   Before you scroll off to other click-bait, consider this: Write one letter to the person or place of your choice. One letter. Start with the usual, “Dear.” Then send it. If your letter sends death threats or rings fire alarms, this isn’t for you. Instead, call it […]

BABY BOOMER BOUNDARIES: CODING BOOMER LIVES

  Are baby boomer boundaries different than any others?   It goes by many names ending with code, these baby boomer boundaries. Honor code, moral code. Man code, blogger code. Religious code, political code. Woman code, wife code. It’s a line in the sand, one best expressed by the Hall and Oates Research Institute. I, […]

BABY BOOMER MUSEUM

The take away from a Baby Boomer Museum is awareness. A visit to a big museum should make you ask, “How do they decide what to keep?” It’s the same question you’ll ask later, wondering why you bought anything in the gift store. Unless you say, “I needed another tea towel,” you need a better […]

FIRST BOOK YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH?

Not the first book you read, the first book you loved. Mine was Wizard of Oz, a beautiful edition with pictures. Not a comic book, but a good transition from comic books. It was Grandma’s book. I told her I loved her book. And I did, loved it enough to get one for a birthday, […]

BABY BOOMER FACEBOOK INDIFFERENCE: 2016

Facebook shows baby boomer indifference, or is it everyone? The question came from a news source: Do you unfriend on facebook if facebook friends take the side opposite yours on an issue? That’s one way of dealing with feelings. Hide and no seek. Unfriending, going dark, banning political posts, all have a see no evil […]

FITNESS COACH FOR BABY BOOMERS

Decide how fit you want to be before hiring a fitness coach. Any talk about fitness raises all the same negatives. Eat less, exercise more, be mobile, move around. And my favorite, Get Up. Many buttons on boomerpdx include the word UP as a reminder. Up is the key motivator. Up your interest in fitness. […]

WRITING CLASS: THOMAS WOLFE ON BOOMERPDX

Who needs a writing class? Everyone needs a writing class. Written by a baby boomer blogger, this writing class strikes to the heart of communication in written words. It’s a Writing Class, not talking class. Talking comes after writing class. First think about what you are writing, then write. Afterwards find someone to talk about […]

CATCH PORTLAND FEVER

Once you catch Portland Fever you’re doomed. Drug stores don’t advertise shots in case you catch Portland Fever. It’s not shingles, pneumonia, or the flu. On the other hand it’s not polio, malaria, of tuberculosis. While not fatal, if you do catch Portland Fever, your life is ruined. After a few years in Portland, maybe […]

OREGON LOVE IN THE DISTRICT

Reluctant traveler finds Oregon love on the road. The best part of traveling to the other side of North America is answering the question, “Where are you from.” The easy answer is, “Oregon.” The one that gets across is, “Portland, Oregon.” Saying anything else needs explaining, like Tigard, but since I get mail marked Portland, […]