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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. […]

ASTORIA BOOKS, ASTORIA DOCUMENTARY, ASTORIA PLAY

Call it Little Big Astoria?   No one doubts the importance of Astoria in Oregon history. Little Big Astoria looms in the imagination from early sea captains challenging the Columbia Bar, to Lewis and Clark showing up overland, to today. The fish packing, lumber mills, and ebb and flow of new people keep Astoria current. […]

BOOMER PARENTS, BOOMER MATES: THE DUECE

Do good boomer parents make better boomer mates?   You read the stats about marriage and divorce and wonder what it takes to make it work? If you’re a short-time married, pay attention. What if you’re a long-time married? Same deal, pay attention. Not so much as pay attention to a blog post, or some […]

WRITERS, WRITING CLASSES, ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS

Best advice from writing classes?   College freshman might change their major. More than once. But over and over? Relax, it happens. And it’s not pretty. Finding yourself in college is expensive. Even if Major Changer milks it long enough they finish with a degree others call worthless, as in, “what were you thinking?” That’s […]

HIDING THE TRUTH IN PLAIN VIEW? GOOD PLAN, MAN

Hiding The Truth? From baby boomers? Try again.   Sports fans know all about hiding the truth. Others not so much. For all the memory problems on record, no one forgets the highlights of hiding the truth. Did Barry Bonds get help breaking the all-time Major League Baseball home run record? He’s the head of […]

GOOGLE SEARCH ON HOW TO SCREW UP YOUR LIFE, pt 1

A google search on DIVORCE gives the numbers. Research or bad omen?   From facebook posts to google search, you learn how to interpret your relationship. It works best if you have a relationship like marriage going on. If not, keep reading. You might find something useful for other relationships. Ask any long time marrieds, […]

BOOMER TIME, FEED YOUR MIND, MAKE A RHYME

Boomer time is the right time, and it’s now. If Baby Boomers live up to the current predictions, one in eight will get Alzheimer’s. No cure, bad ending. Is it caused from eating too many modern aluminum foiled TV dinners in childhood? Modern food production and delivery promised unheard of labor savings. The Hungry Man […]

FOUNDATION WORK, BETTER BALANCE, STAND UP

Even giants need good balance.   You’ve heard the saying “You can’t know someone until you’ve walked in their shoes.” Or their footsteps. Take their path. They all mean the same thing: Your feet. On the ground. No matter what the reason, your feet on the ground defines you. From barefooting to mountain climbing boots, […]

ORGANIC FOOD DELIVERY: INGREDIENTS FOR LIFE

  Where’s the organic food? All I see are fruit and veggies. Overheard in a grocery store produce aisle: “Let’s head to the deli and get something to eat, this is just ingredients.” Ingredients for healthy food? The top image is a box from Organics To You. They promise “Farm Fresh Home Delivery.” Not Meals […]

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 […]