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FEAR OF FAILURE COLLECTS REJECTS

 

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Fear of failure is the biggest concern in life.

Across the board.

For everyone whether they’re aware of it, or not.

Heart failure in a hospital brings a Code Red, Code Blue, a code color that brings the crash cart cavalry to start humping and pumping a patient back to life from their flat line moment.

It doesn’t always happen in the sterile environment of a hospital, though. That’s when things get messy.

Why did Dr. John Travolta poke a huge needle into Uma Thurman’s chest in Pulp Fiction? [Read More…]

HOW TO NOT SEE THE EVIDENCE

 

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Stare and compare the evidence. That’s what a telecom pro called the first key to success. Is something wrong? Look at it. Look hard.

 

Stare a hole in it, then compare it to normal. Normal works across the board. Abnormal, like the brain from Abby Normal in Young Frankenstein, doesn’t work for everyone. News across America deserves the same attention. It’s hard to not see the evidence of abnormal.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Cursed

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Slate’s culture blog, browbeat, asks of there’s a Good Will Hunting curse on Ben Affleck and Matt Damon?

NW Boomer says no, but what about Robin Williams and director Gus Van Sant?

Robin and Gus will work it out if there is a curse, but there’s help for Ben and Matt.

Writers Sharan Shetty and Holly Allen suggest the only way to beat the curse is for the two actors to join forces again.

Both men have played WWII, so a WWII saga might be just right. [Read More…]

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3 High Tech Tips For Boomer Weight Loss

WHEN SAYING “ENOUGH” DOESN’T WORK High tech is now. It’s the future, too, but it’s not for everybody. High tech is sleek and beautiful. If you’re a Portland Baby Boomer and you’re sleek and beautiful, keep it up. If not, take the first step.

CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH BETTER BEER

    “I’m buying you a beer,” G said.   “That’s awfully nice, but you don’t have to,” I said.   “It’s that one,” he said.   “Which one?” I asked.   “At the bottom of the Daily Specials.”   I looked at the beer menu and didn’t see it.   “Where are the specials?” […]

Neck Cancer … What Is It Good For … Absolutely Nothing

A reader left a comment recently that moved me to respond in a universal way.   Hey Patrick,   Thanks for coming over to boomerpdx. A quick question: How did you find me and this topic. I write about it a lot, but not too many show up in comments like you. I’m glad you’ll […]

BOOMERPDX DIET TIP

Five things to stop eating? Or zero? That’s A BoomerPdx Diet Tip. C – carbonated drinks R – refined sugar A – artificial sweeteners &colors P – processed foods Why stop eating anything? White bread, white rice, pasta. Sugar and cream. Stop eating that? Too controversial. Food is nutritional, cultural, and historical. Bread means farming […]

Get On Up. We’ll Do It Together On Three

No one wants more harping about staying active, light on our feet. From fastcompany.com: “If you sit too much, no amount of penance at the bench press will save you.” At the same time, neither will restless leg syndrome. You’ve heard the saying ‘use it or lose it?’ Now it is ‘move it or lose […]

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INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN BOOMER

I hear you asking, “What’s a ‘proven’ boomer?” You know what a ‘made man’ is in the Mafia? They’ve taken an assignment from the boss and done good with it. Usually the assignment that makes you a Made Man also makes you a Button Man. You push the button, pull the trigger, you’re a made […]

A BOOMER FAMILY TREE GROWS CLOSE TO TOWN

 BUT NOT TOO CLOSE. When people say it’s best to live close to the land, what do they mean? Call it the rural side of life. The closer the better. It’s a perspective fewer and fewer are blessed with. Country living shows you the cycles of life, the cycle of many lives, like a live […]

BOOMER SON OF ENGLAND DIES 13 YEARS AFTER STABBING

Boomer son Alexander Lloyd, dead at age 36, thirteen years after a stabbing left him in the sort of condition that calls for medical miracles. Family care helped him for from age twenty three, then an infection set in that couldn’t be stopped. Alex is the son of my wife’s cousin. My boys met their […]

MARRIED LANDSCAPE WINNING TACTICS

    We play a game at my house called, “I’ll hire the ___ if you can’t do it.”   I like to think it comes with being married to the right person, a visionary.   Fill in the blank with electrician, plumber, carpenter, landscape crew. As long as husband isn’t on the list there’s […]

IF MILLENNIALS SUCK, WHO ELSE SUCKS

A recent poll questions whether millennials suck as bad as everyone else. Too many times you hear about the new ‘biggest ever’ generation in negative terms. You’d think millennials suck worse than any other generation. Baby boomers enjoy dragging the youngsters around by their arm and reminding them they suck. Millennials seem to enjoy the […]

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HIKING BABY BOOMER PORTLAND, pt. 2

An incredible part of the city is feeling like you’re never far from the woods. There’s always a clearing, a trail to follow. And it feels safe enough to dive right in there. On a Friday I stopped on SW Terwilliger in between appointments. This is the road on the side of the hill below […]

DEADSPIN’S ‘WHY YOUR TEAM SUCKS’ IS NO WAY TO LEARN ABOUT ARIZONA

  Arizona is a lovely place. A little warmer than most, but still worth a visit. Deadspin’s annual take down of every team in the NFL paints a different picture. It’s supposed to be funny and sports related, something the rest of the world finds confusing. Football isn’t a world sport like soccer, like basketball. […]

5 DIAMOND LIFE SURPRISES TO EXPECT: PILLOW MENU?

    Is 5 Diamond life different than normal life? It better be, or why bother. But you may wonder like I do after a 5 Diamond week in Vidanta, can we ever get used to it as a lifestyle?   Probably not if you live in a space with stacks of magazines and books […]

Boomerpdx Flashback

From The Singing Car At The Stop Light My wife and I drove the main highway through town one Saturday listening to the radio. One song started at a long stoplight, a haunting voice and a beautiful melody. I didn’t know it then but it was Rihanna singing Stay. The first verse made me blink my eyes […]

KITCHEN TABLE BEER TRAVEL: OREGON TO GERMANY

  Beer travel starts at John’s Market in Multnomah. Culturally aware types emphasize art and architecture for reasons to travel. They love the history, the land, the people. And they can’t stop talking about all the new stuff they learn. If it’s someone you know, you listen like you’re not hearing an endless variation of […]

PORTLAND/GRESHAM SANTACON RUMBLE

If you’ve got friends who give you a Santa suit as a present, then ask you to go to SantaCon with them, there’s only one answer. Stall. When they ask the next year, stall again. If they ask to ‘borrow’ the Santa coat for someone else, then you have to go. This years real SantaCon […]

AT THE TRIMET BUS STOP, pt 2

One part of weird Portland, the Keep Portland Weird part, is SantaCon near a TriMet bus stop. If you’re a fan of SantaCon and like dressing up in Santa gear and bar crawling Portland, then you’ve seen this. If you’ve never dressed been a Santa, this is your chance. Drinking beer with hundreds of Santas […]

Footprint Of Fame

Excuse Baby Boomers when it comes to fame. They were the first victims of mass hysteria. They saw Elvis and The Beatles on TV and felt the reactions. One day a kid is normal. The next he shows up in Beatle Boots and Beatle Wig. And he’s never the same, bouncing from fad to fad, […]

HOW TO INTERACT WITH RAJNEESH CULT MEMBERS ON PORTLAND STREETS

    Most days after work in the 80’s I walked the same way to my NW Portland apartment. The path took me past a place called the Martha Washington on SW 11th. I walked the same way so I could talk to an interesting woman from the museum.   Note to remember: All museum […]

The PDX For Portland Boomers

  There’s no shame in identifying with a favorite city. Portland makes it easier than most. Why else would other places try and snag some Portland? The Portland of the midwest. The Portland of Minnesota. The Portland of Nebraska. The Portland of Texas doesn’t seem right. Neither does the Portland of Maine. But the idea […]

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