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1948: BABY BOOM PLUS TWO

Special, or Not Special 1948 Any year that includes a symbol of peace getting shot dead loses luster. Like Martin Luther King in 1968. Gandhi in 1948, got it during a walk to a non-violent prayer in New Delhi. By a fellow Hindu. While he was on a continuing hunger strike against internal violence after […]

BAD APPS RUNNING HUMAN OPERATING SYSTEM?

3 ways to tell a bad app from good on your own human operating system Consider the human operating system basics, what you demand everyday: If you’re hungry, find food. Too cold? Grab a coat. For a safe night, find a safe shelter. Those are the basics, right? Food. Clothing. Shelter. But not with a […]

WHAT IS THE BABY BOOMER BOND, YOU ASK

    3 Shortcuts to understanding a baby boomer bond   If some bright-eyed middle aged face pops up in your life, you know what it’s there for. You need to shop smarter, invest better, learn the art of kindness. But you’ve already bought more than you need, are happily invested. People know how kind […]

BEAVERTON, PORTLAND’S EASTSIDE FOR ADULTS

  Beaverton sees Portland as a necessity of suburban life. They need a city nearby But it doesn’t work the other way around. Portland sees Beaverton in the same lot as Tigard, Lake Oswego, Gresham, even Vancouver. Suburbs feeding off the urban tube. You can defend any town, but a suburb takes more thought. Start […]

LAST BEER CALL? MAKE IT THE BEST LAST BEER

      (Part I of two.) The Last Beer Call Champion: Breakside Brewery IPA. After traveling coast to coast, Breakside blew the competition away. Drinking every beer in Portland since Grant’s and Red Hook were the only new beers on the rack shows how good Breakside is. Call it scientific research. You want to […]

YOU QUALIFY FOR ONE LAST BEER IF…

  If you haven’t seen it yet, you will. Someone you know gives up the chase for the perfect beer, telling the world about One. Last. Beer. But it’ll never be you. Never. Whether it’s medical, legal, or family pressure, if you see a fellow beer lover after a year, and they say they quit […]

THE BOOMER END OF THE SPEEDO CHALLENGE

    Any challenge but the Speedo Challenge?   Even without a dashing, single-ski dock start, or the dive team Speedo, the man carried a lethal air. He looked like he could fight death and fear, and win. It made him an icon. Leaping off a houseboat deck rail into thin air with one foot […]

ALL DOGS MATTER, NORTH BEND BULLDOGS MATTER MORE

  Of all mascots, North Bend Bulldogs rise to the top.   You probably heard this before? “You may forget names and faces, but you’ll never forget how you felt being there.” North Bend is where the ‘there’ is. It started early. Those lucky enough to finish their primary and secondary education in one place […]

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. […]

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 […]