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TONY ROMO WINS NFL BROADCAST BOOTH

 

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Count me among the sports fans who watched the NFL playoffs on Championship Sunday.

Did I watch NFL games at a sports bar with my crew? First I’d need a crew.

Did I watch it with my football player family members? No, but I do have football player relatives. One was a small college all-star lineman, the other a high school running back.

Did I watch with my sports playing children? I’m not that sort of parent, those who make their kids feel obligated to custom and tradition.

No, I watched the games with my semi-sports fan wife while she did other things.

In other words, I was a solitary fan rolling around on the floor with one of those foam things used to message out muscles. [Read More…]

WRITE A BOOK, THEY SAID. IT’LL BE FUN, 2

 

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What is the goal of writing a book?

To get readers to turn the page.

Such a modest goal.

Should there be any other? I call it a building block, that’s what I call goals.

What happens when you achieve your goals, when you have readers turning to the next page.

Write another book and make it easier to turn the page.

There’s that page again. [Read More…]

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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. […]

WEAPONS FOR HOME DEFENSE: WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

    Home defense begins in the home, but you knew that. The real question of weapons and home defense starts with location, location, location.   I met a Portland man who bought a former crack house. Customers who didn’t get the press report on the crack wire crawled through his windows for a year. […]

MILLENNIAL SELF CARE = SELF RESPONSIBILITY

  You know it’s not pledge week when NPR rags millennials about ‘self-care.’ Instead of pledging money to them, they’ll buy an ‘experience’ instead. Cue Jimi Hendrix? Gracy Obuchowicz says it’s more than just social media that has pushed millennials to the forefront of the self-care discussion. “Our generation has seen enough,” she said. “People […]

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MEMOIR BLOGGER TALKS TO WRITER, GETS LOST

What’s the difference between successful books and the others? Books that get read and those that just get bought?   Empathy. Do you feel it? Does the writer make you feel it? Empathy and suspense, enough suspense to turn the page.   I met a writer, which is who I’d expect meet in a writers […]

D-DAY PRACTICE: DIEPPE, SLAPTON SANDS

History of D-Day practice neither grand or glorious. The real D-Day turned the tide in World War Two, but the two D-Day practice events left more dead than the real D-Day. Through those deaths communications improved. Coordination improved. And suppressing news improved. No one wanted it out that commanders had screwed up a D-Day practice […]

AL CAPONE: THE END OF BOOMER STORIES LIKE THIS

As Told To BoomerPDX. “…My Grandpa was a baker in Chicago, you know, bread and cakes and pastries. “One of his customers had him drive to Cicero to deliver cakes. “The customer was Al Capone. My uncles told me about it at Grandpa’s funeral. “He’d take the cakes in and the gangsters would hand them […]

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OREGON REST STOP GEORGE

Oregon Rest Stop Is The Best On The West Coast. No one stops at an Oregon rest stop just for the toilet. There’s so much more to do. Walk the dog in the dog yard, picnic tables, and a break from the people you’ve been cooped up with for hours is more important than the […]

NYC SUBWAY CHRISTMAS FAIL

Overheard in the mall. “One Christmas fail made me frightened to ride the subway.” I borrowed a suit from a friend, sky blue, for the office Christmas party that turned into the biggest Christmas fail. The only reason it doesn’t count is I wasn’t married or had kids or lived at home. It was me […]

HISTORY ROAD CHALLENGES FROM BOOMERPDX

The current state of history road challenges. Westies, people living beyond the Mississippi, and beyond the Great Divide in the Rockies, live with problems of modern America, along with the rash of chain stores you can’t escape. If a town like Staunton, Virginia, like most towns in Virginia, have centuries of history behind them, why […]

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