Google

BABY BOOMER ZEN FOR THE SELFISH

    Baby Boomer Zen: You’re quiet time is more important than anything? Yes, it is.   An English cousin came to visit one summer in the early 90’s. Cousin Andrew. We lived on SE 11th and Lincoln, tagged the Industrial Eastside, in an upstairs flat with a crow’s nest front bedroom overlooking the street. […]

WHERE IS TOO FAR? YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE

Trust only those who’ve gone too far. And come back.   Does it hurt to fall down? If you’ve never had the experience you could say falling looks painful. So does the getting back up part after falling. Whether falling down on the ground, falling down on the job, or falling down on the family, […]

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, […]

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.

BOOMER ARMY RACE RELATIONS, 1974

The time Army race relations got it right. In the early stages of the All-Volunteer Army, recruiters filled the ranks with whoever showed up. The draft ended, so most of the smart guys stayed out of the way of The New Army. The people who did show up had their own agendas. Some wanted college […]

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 […]

THE ELEVEN TIGERS OF 6A FOOTBALL

The 6A Football Semi-Final. “Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again.” That was Grantland Rice in 1924 writing about college football. “In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of […]

VICELAND, EMERALD TRIANGLE, FARMERS

Weed farmers vs corporate cannabis.   Farmers are the backbone of society. No farmer = no food is the usual view. No food means no happy people, no matter what North Korea says. Unhappy people means street fighting man comes out swinging. Then it’s taser, water cannon, arrests, trials, jail. Not a pretty picture anywhere. […]