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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 […]


Anxious Boomers worse than Anxious Millennials? Who carries stress worse, young people or old? Millennials are the young part, boomers the old part. Which group is more stressed? Ask around, or look in the mirror and ask these questions;


And It’s Bigger Than Yours. You’ve seen the results of baby boomer parents who coddled their kids. Millennials get blamed for being self-centered, lazy, unmotivated. They’re tagged with some of the same names boomers were tagged with by their parents. It wasn’t fair then, and it’s not now. Except there is a big difference. The […]

Baby Boomers vs Millennials

Do we baby boomers have pity on younger generations? Are their problems bigger than the obstacles we faced and continue to face? Katerina Rosen thinks so in her Huffington Post article, “Millennial Problems: 7 Issues Boomers Didn’t Deal With.” Issues? Obstacles? Problems? And only seven? We came out of a social upheaval called the Cultural Revolution […]


or, WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE STILL SO COMPLICATED The next time a younger person disagrees with someone older won’t be the first. Even if you live in the same house. Even if you’re related. Boomer parents and their children disagree? Boomerpdx will go out on a limb and say yes, they do. And it happens […]

The Dead Plays Baby Boomer

If you’ve been to a Grateful Dead show, then you know about the long strange trip. If it was a Dead show at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, it’s longer and stranger. But it was more than a Dead show. It was the Allman Brothers and the Doobie Brothers too. A Boomer-fest, but that’s […]

Boomerpdx Reaches Teachers

Lessons From A Boomer Janitor Education makes us better people. The more we know, the more we want to know. When news stories make you wonder which direction society is headed, don’t blame teachers; don’t point the finger at schools. The last thing a teacher needs is feeling responsible for the coarsening of daily life. […]

Boomer and the Sixties: Finally Explained

When did the 60’s begin in Portland? Don’t bother looking at a calendar for an answer. You won’t find a starting date. Younger people who aren’t so young any more see the 60’s as a boomer blast. It was the one party they missed, a special time for spoiled children to throw themselves a party […]

Forest Park or Boomer Park, You Can’t Sit On It

For many boomers in America, news of sitting too long means nothing. Sitting may harm health, but they don’t care. Why? Because they don’t have anything to get up for. They’ve heard of the boost in vitality you get from taking the stairs instead of the elevator. They take the escalator and call it a […]

Sports Miracle II: non-Stroke

All Boomer Oregon sports fans listen to national radio and television announcers talk about Oregon, Oregon, and more Oregon. It sounds different coming from Dan Patrick. Families and fans jump on the band wagon, leaving room for non-fans. New traditions start around winning teams. Some teams make miracles happen, and we believe. This is one: […]