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BABY BOOMER MUSEUM

The take away from a Baby Boomer Museum is awareness. A visit to a big museum should make you ask, “How do they decide what to keep?” It’s the same question you’ll ask later, wondering why you bought anything in the gift store. Unless you say, “I needed another tea towel,” you need a better […]

OREGONIAN OF RECORD

When News Leads, The Oregonian Gets There First. Before the internet we watched television news. Walter Cronkite explained how it was before signing off each night with, “And that’s the way it is.” Baby boomers got used to watching the non-telegenic Cronkite’s newscast. No need for a pretty boy like Brian Williams giving the news […]

GOOD BLOG OR BAD BLOG

A Five Year Search For Good Blog, Bad Blog. Good blogs make money. Lots of money. Back up the armored car to the garage kind of money. How do they do it and where can you find out how much? Start with the right website. Let’s get bad blog out of the way. You’re on […]

BOOMERPDX ARCHIVE, c. 1983

1-10-83 (Monday) A former Oregon governor died last Saturday. Tom McCall breathed his last in the hospital up the street. Good Samaritan. A student nurse in my building cared for him at the end. She said he’s a great guy. Everyone says it. He seems like someone you’d like to know. Oregon history’s Tom Vaughan […]

10 THINGS THE SEDONA VORTEX WON’T DO

But You Would. 1. Help confused drivers find their way through one roundabout after another. The place has more of them than a YES album, more than an English county. The problem starts when drivers think yield means stop. Learn how to navigate this simple alternative to traffic lights.

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 […]

BLOG REVENUE OR BLOG HITS? NUMBERS DON’T LIE

What writers in the wide world of blogging need to know: Who’s making it? Once you leave the hobby blog behind, take aim at the big leagues where the pros play for keeps. Even if your blog is smaller than a grain of sand in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the numbers of the […]

WHEN FOREVER YOUNG GOT OLD

Bob Dylan Knows The Drill   Few poems and song lyrics speak to the baby boomer generation better than Dylan. People listened to his early work and it changed their lives. Why should it stop? Because his later work doesn’t compare to the early days? If that’s the best you’ve got, spin the old vinyl […]

TOO OLD TO RETIRE YOUNG?

Sixty Is The New Sixty In The Garden. The dream used to be make a million before you’re thirty and retire. You’ve seen these people, these young retirees? They travel, learn new languages, stay in shape. In other words they’re bored to death and need to keep finding challenges before their brains shut down completely. […]

A CLASSIC OREGON DUCK EXPLOSION

Oregon vs Michigan State Had A Familiar Feel. Football has so many gut references it’s no wonder fans gorge like there’s no tomorrow on game days. A couple of the gut basics: Punch in the gut. When the offense runs through the defense on an important drive. Gut check? That’s what a team does after […]