In 1966, when the Kinks sang “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” I know they didn’t have me in mind. I’ve been many things, but I’ve never even remotely resembled a fashionista. … Continue reading Just Say No to the Ties That Bind
Mention the names of lovers Tony and Maria or the song titles “Somewhere” or “I Like to Be in America” to just about any Baby Boomer and they’ll immediately know … Continue reading I Like to Be in America: ‘West Side Story’ Still Relevant After All These Years
Like most Baby Boomers born in the 1940s and early 1950s, I can vividly recall those 13 harrowing days in October of 1962 that came to be called the Cuban … Continue reading When Duck and Cover Drills Just Didn’t Cover It
For us Baby Boomers, the first great young adult book released in our lifetime was Madeline L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time, a timeless story of an unlikely young heroine … Continue reading The Return of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
This article 1st appeared in Booming Encore If you are planning to get tickets to an anticipated concert or a special event with a highly popular star, you better be … Continue reading Want Tickets; Best Have Luck and $$$
In the summer of 1967, America found itself in a very similar place to where it finds itself today, 50 years later. The country was bitterly divided, torn asunder … Continue reading A Look Back at 1967’s Summer of Love in 7 Parts
From when we’re born until we die, everyone ages. But, after the advent of the youth-driven Baby Boomer era, getting older (remember Hope I Die Before I Get Old and Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30) was considered a bad thing. Now Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are the ones getting – dare we say it – old. And just like they have done at every stage of their lives, Boomers are reinventing and redefining what it means to age.
Today, 65 might not be the new 35, but it certainly isn’t our grandmothers’ 65.
In an ongoing collection of articles I’ve written for Booming Encore, I’ve culled good ideas about getting older in the 21st Century from some of the best known boomer icons like Jane Fonda and from some lesser-known, but equally important thinkers on the issue like Mortimer Adler, the author of War of the Roses.
You can read the ones that interest you here by clicking on their titles. Happy, healthy, harmonious aging everyone …