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LEARNING FROM WHERE YOU LIVE, PT2: BABY BOOMER ERA

    The baby boomer era state of mind.   What is there to learn from the baby boomer era? Every passing year the nostalgia grows stronger, but that doesn’t change history. Consider the boomer time line from 1946-1964. The oldest boomers were twenty year olds in 1966. The youngest were twenty in 1984. My […]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: NO NOBEL LIKE A NEW JERSEY NOBEL

    Bruce Springsteen a future Nobel Laureate? If Bob Dylan wins a Nobel Prize for Literature, why wouldn’t the man once called ‘The Next Bob Dylan?’ Along with lyrics that dare challenge the scope of epic rock and rollers of the past, Gilgamesh, Homer, Virgil, Ovid, The Boss and his body of work stand […]

HOW TO EXPLAIN BOOMERPDX TO YOUR FRIENDS

  If someone asks what you’ve been reading lately, explain Boomerpdx like this:   You’ve been reading a single author blog with over a thousand posts. Eight categories organize the posts. Why eight? In honor of Troy Aikman and Marcus Mariotta, of course. Boomer Up, all twenty four pages, includes either boomers stepping up, or […]

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. […]