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.
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.
The economic news for many baby boomers — probably most — isn’t good: we may be getting old enough to retire, but we’re not rich enough. But Lisa Orrell may have some answers in her new book, “Boomers into Business.”
It is hardly a novel observation to say, the world has changed. And the way we are perceived by our peers has changed, too. Wendy Shade has figured it out … and, she doesn’t want to be too busy any more.
“Working” is a hard act to follow. But every day, more and more baby boomers are trying. Georgia Feiste has just tacked the challenge, along with her husband, and found some answers that might work for many of us when we ask, What Am I Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life?
It was first written in the 17th Century that the only constant in life is change. But there wasn’t really much change from generation to generation back then. Today though, it never stops. And that applies to boomers more than anyone else. Which is why we like this essay by boomer writer Marcia Barhydt about Reinvention, Boomer-Style.