Michael Murphy isn’t merely a baby boomer himself; he has just written a novel about a baby boomer called “Goodbye Emily,” and if you’re a boomer, you might relate, because what Michael writes about pretty much happened to him: he lost his job and grieved the loss.
If your image of a computer geek is a scruffy, awkward kid in T-shirt and jeans, you may want to think again. The biggest technology adopters may well be the affluent over-50 powerhouse known as the Baby Boomer.
Do you think you understand boomer women? Even if you’re one of them? You might not, according to the myths out there about women over fifty. Author Renee Fisher believes those myths need a few corrections.
One change from our childhood to the present day is a sad one: the constant demand for more space at our nation’s most sacred cemetery. BoomerCafé co-founder and publisher David Henderson has long ties to this hallowed ground, and just visited again because the Holidays Bring Remembrance.
Usually on BoomerCafé we features stories about what boomers are doing to stay active and young. But boomer writer Marcia Barhydt puts a twist on the theme: she writes about “pre-boomers” who stay equally active and young.
One thing that distinguishes our generation from all generations that came before us is, we don’t let the calendar dictate our lives. And as Liz Kitchens writes, there are solid ways to ensure that.
We boomers sure saw some good entertainment when we were kids. But just how easily did it come to us? As Perry Block writes, we were the beneficiaries of formulas in teamwork that we probably didn’t appreciate at the time. And maybe not even today.