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3 WAYS MISLABELED INFO TAGS THE WRITER

  Or how mislabeled info mislabels you.   The first time a writer posts a piece online they create an identity. Everything after adds to the evidence. Boomerpdx runs over a thousand posts strong on topics divided by category buttons. Inside each category, like an outline, posts ride on tags, key words, and seo magic. […]

LAUGHING SPAM ENGLISH ON BOOMERPDX. 151K LAUGHS LATER?

    Laughing spam won’t make you fat, throw up, or scream.   If laughing spam worked that way, I’d be fat, throwing up, and screaming every day. And I’m not thin, non-urpy, or quiet. Most of the time. Laughing spam is cute. That’s what I’ll call it, cute. It’s so vulnerable with an undercurrent […]

7 BILLION AND COUNTING? THAT’S A LOT OF BIRTH UNCONTROL

Facing birth uncontrol with “Tell me what to do?” For starters, don’t do THAT!   Personal uniqueness and individuality? Check. Fully armed with human rights? Check. Warm and dry and fed? Check. Ready to listen to the other 6,999,999,999 scream out to be like you? Sorry, man, you’re breaking up. You wanna repeat that? ‘Cause […]

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, […]

A PLACE CALLED MARRIAGE? PASS THE MAP HONEY

Only a wedding cartographer knows the road to a place called marriage.   Alain de Botton wrote “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” for the NY Times. As a married man with two kids, what does Alain’s wife make of his prediction? If he’s the wrong person, is she the right one? These are […]

YOU HAVE FEELINGS? DO THEY SAY HAPPY?

  HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE HAPPY You’ve heard it before, whether you’re ten, thirty-four, or seventy-four years old. Balance. Say it like they said, “Plastic,” in The Graduate. Life, or a good life, depends on balance. Think moderation. Most of the time you hear this and nod and agree like the fat man who […]

MONEY MEN, GENERALS, DANCE THE DANCE

In a band of money men and retired generals, who plays which instrument?   Extreme wealth and unlimited power have one thing in common: they know how to close the deal. It might not be ideal exchange, but it sets up a better one. Money men know how to roll with economic downturns. The great […]

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, […]

THEME SONG NOMINATIONS FOR BOOMERPDX HALL OF FAME

  If not the best summation of a generation, the Traveling Wilbury’s ‘End Of The Line’ weaves a poignant picture. For a theme song that’s a pretty good combination. It’s not a Billy Joel history lesson with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire,‘ though that would be a fine nomination, too. Instead, End Of The Line […]