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BOOMERPDX: FORTY STATES HIT THIS BLOG

Blogging is dead, long live blogging? Does that mean boomerpdx is dead, too? Or, All hail the podcast? Now I need a boomerpdx podcast? Books were called dead not too long ago, but they refused to go quietly. What, I’ve got to write a book to support books and reading? Reading was dying, but didn’t […]

Ben Affleck Married “What’s in your wallet” Girl And Lost His Way?

    The Rocky Mountains are indeed rocky on an unreal scale. Literally rocks all over the place.   In the ever changing landscape of our lives, we notice when a big rock makes a dangerous move.   Ben Affleck is a big rock and he’s on a roll, from celebration to medication, which is […]

AFFLECK UPDATE: A MAN FOR ALL AGES, OR ALL DONE

  Get to a certain age and the realization, if it hadn’t hit yet, of a finite time to make a difference sets in. This Affleck Update serves as a reminder of who to make a difference to.   In the confusion that is Hollywood it’s not enough to win the favor of the crowd […]

BLOGGING FOR ASPIRING WRITERS

The difference between an aspiring writer and a blogger? Story. A recent boomerpdx reader sent this comment about aspiring writers: Superb blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress […]

A DEMANDING AND CONTROLLING WIFE

How Do Women Change From Sugar And Spice To Demanding And Controlling? Ben Affleck was going the distance with Jennifer Garner. He was the right guy in Hollywood to show the rest of us how it’s done. And she was the right girl. My bets were down on them celebrating their tenth anniversary, their twentieth, […]

BEN AFFLECK, MAN CRUSHED

Celebrity Divorce Changes Things. When you get married and have kids you need to be ready. Ready for what? Ready to say, “OK.” The old gang shows up ready to do old gang stuff. You’re ready too, until you look at your wife’s face. It’s the expression that doesn’t need words. Why? Because she’s said […]

MY BATMAN, YOUR SUPERMAN

How Ben Affleck Digs Into  Batman. To all who’ve seen the leaked Batman vs Superman trailer: Do you really care if Ben Affleck plays Batman? Does it matter who plays Superman? Super heroes make actors. What did Tobey Maguire do before Spiderman? Well, lots of things. He was a child actor. Which role identifies him: […]

How To Choose A Baby Boomer Expert

Are They Expert Enough? Baby Boomers love classes. They teach and learn. Cooking French? Take a class. Foreign travel? Take a class. Speak Spanish? Visit a Spanish speaking country and take a class. You get the idea. There’s nothing boomers can’t learn, or at least try to learn. Blame the rush to organic food and […]

FURY: BRAD PITT GOES TO WAR…AGAIN

Taking A Shot At The Great American War Movie. World War II is the biggest war canvas for the biggest stories. It’s that big. War stories from every other conflict miss the moral certainty, the celebration, of wiping evil off the earth. There’s nothing like a Nazi, or an Imperial Japanese soldier, biting the dirt […]

THE SAD BATMAN BY BEN AFFLECK

It’s A New Batman Day. How will the Bat suit look with Ben inside? So far, so good. He’s been to the gym and it shows. The big step is letting the movie roll without pointing to Ben for two hours. The Superman vs Batman title makes it a Superman movie, not Batman. If it […]