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Japanese Exchange Student A Perfect Portland Fit

    What’s better than traveling to new places and meeting the locals? Being the locals and meeting travelers. A Japanese exchange student proved the rule this summer.   With kids out of high school and college you’d think a couple of empty nest boomers would enjoy themselves with the usual things baby boomers get […]

Lighten Up While You Still Can

    When The Eagles sing Take It Easy, the line that stands out for me is, ‘Lighten up while you still can.’ It’s the same when Jackson Browne and James Taylor sing it.   Baby boomers know how hard it is to lighten up better than anyone. Lighting up too, but that’s another post. […]

FAMILY COLLECTIONS OVERLOAD? OFFERUP

    Where is the line between family collections and hoarding? How can you tell when you’re over that line, way over?   In this well researched post on BoomerPdx I will dip into the experience of a Museum Collection Manager for an interview. Readers familiar with such details will automatically know what I’m talking […]

ADULT RESPONSIBILITY TAKES AN ADULT? SAYS WHO

No finer whine comes from any other generation. Should we all take a lesson from baby boomers’ and our adult reponsibility? Of course, and here’s why: no age group has shouldered more burden. And it’s so, so, hard. Just ask us. Ask the next old person you see who insists they are as vital and […]

FAILING MEMORIES, ENHANCED THOUGHT, BOOMER BRAIN

Failing memories include a list of golden moments that show up online more often than it should. They’re supposed to invoke a better time, but for the wrong reasons. Someone needs to set it straight, but who? Could be you if you saw the television shows first hand, been alive for events, and remember. The […]

ABIQUA FALLS DREAMSCAPE, OREGON TREASURE

  Who knew of the Abiqua Falls dreamscape? The last thing a know-it-all wants is something new, something they don’t know. It’s a problem for some, a challenge for others. A short walk to a river and waterfall? That’s what the listings say, but not if you like your car. Then it’s a longer walk, […]

SILVERTON SEVEN BRIDES BREWERY FESTIVAL

It wasn’t billed as a festival for a Thursday night, but it was this time. A festival of survivability after a heart-thumping force march on the hottest day of the year. Add one of the smokiest days from Canadian fires and it felt like a heavenly Seven Brides Brewery cloud. How wonderful was this? Everyone […]

WHY HEART BREAKS NEVER BREAK EVEN FOR ANYONE

      Like serious illness, heart breaks are best left for others. It’s just easier when it’s someone else. At a distance. The further the better. That way you can learn from them in case it happens to you. And it will. One way or the other. Broken hearts land on everyone at least […]

MILLENNIALS NEED BOOMER ‘LEAVING LESSON’

    Leaving Lesson for the younger generation? Stick around. Once upon a time solving problems was simple. If something didn’t go your way, you left. The first class for Leaving Lessons explains how it works. You’ll learn the best time to bail is not a year on a calendar, but an age. 20 – […]

HOW TO FIND PORTLAND AROUND YOUR TOWN

  Exhibit A: Lumbersexuals always find Portland A gen y or later man whom is trying desperately to be masculine by looking the part instead of being the part, eg, dressing up like a lumberjack. Did anyone notice the stage clothes of the grunge movement? Jeans, plaid flannel shirts. Same clothes, different context. But if […]