Tag: Baby Boomers

Payback for Millenial Hipsters Co-opting Our Youth

When out-and-about, you’ve seen them. The Millennial hipsters who wear tee shirts sporting logos from rockers you saw in concert ‘back when.’ The beanpole, straight-postured young ‘uns who crowd Starbucks, Whole Foods, and in-the-moment restaurants and bars. Seeing them makes you wistful for your younger days when parents paid your car insurance and served free hot meals.… ...

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The Rest of Alphabet Speak from the ’60s

After my parents passed away, we siblings gathered to close down their home. It was a fraught time, my husband and I worked with a brother-in-law to set up the necessary event and most of us pitched in well, fully engaged and enthralled with the task.… ...
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Knick-knack, this Old Man…

 Hey gang, guess where I’ve been? Back in the Midwest, cavorting with former high school classmates. It was a reunion – small because originally there were only 32 graduates, or were there 33? None of us fully recall the details, but what can it matter after all these years?… ...
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Busy Vees

My husband and I enjoy meeting people. I’ve often been called a social butterfly, and he’s one, too. In proper male terms, of course. Honest interest in others is infectious; it gains us many acquaintances and friends.

In any conversation’s opening dance , the questions are tentative, formulaic.… ...

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High School Glad

Here I sit, in front of my Mac, where, a few moments ago, I was transported, like a famous movie in reverse, back to the past.

High school reunion via Skype, an innovation that wasn’t featured in http://www.backtothefuture.com

It was great fun.… ...

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Better Living through Chemistry

“One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small”…

Who recalls that song opener delivered in the hauntingly soaring voice of Grace Slick? Loved her personna, truly slick and surreal. Click and hear it now:

“The ones that Mother gives you don’t do anything at all,”but the handful that my physician prescribes seem to do everything but beat my heart....

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Burning Man

Burning ManOnce a year, on Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles (seem familiar anyone?...

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Geezer Rock

We are devotees of Geezer Rock: we can’t help it that we’re older.

Our concerts are fewer and far between, the venues smaller and less grandiose: we can’t help it, the rock we prefer is older’....

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