Baby Boomer Money Wisdom

Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Money, money, money…~ Abba pop hit   That money talks I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, “Goodbye.” ~Richard Armour, author   <> Money doesn’t talk, it swears.  ~Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”   <> There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune:Read the Rest…


Do Baby Boomers Have More Empathy Than Their Kids?

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 in Me Generation,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

New research reports that young adults today have less “empathy” than ever before. Well, at least since 1979 when the Interpersonal Reactivity Index was established and administered to college students. The results: since 1980, college students’ self-reported empathy has declined. Perhaps it was predictable. After all, baby boomers were notorious as “Me Generation” of selfish,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Weigh In On Calories

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I heard it first from a doctor, urging me to shed some weight instead of starting medication to lower my blood sugar: “Starving mice live longer.”   That near-nothing diet is a tad too drastic for baby boomers, but the principle still applies. Lab animals on this program live about 30% longer than normal.Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. ~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant, poet   ***   For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle in theRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Battle of the Sexes

  “Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” ~George Carlin Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are very different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in theRead the Rest…


You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Wisdom of legendary Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who pitched in the Negro leagues until his first major league game at age 42. ***** “You Know…” <> Beehive wasRead the Rest…


Can Baby Boomers Live Forever?

Posted on August 10th, 2014 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

The question is not if, but when. By the 2020′s, life expectancy should begin to take a dramatic leap forward. A generation after that, it might even be possible to exist “indefinitely.” Many midlife baby boomers could fall within that time frame. The healthier you are now, the better your chances of enjoying a laterRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Mark Spitz?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in 1970s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It took Michael Phelps a generation to break my 1972 Olympics mark of 7 gold medals. Each represented a new world record time. With all due modesty, I was the greatest swimmer of the baby boomer or any other era. I had done it all by age 22. When you’re that good, there’sRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers By The Numbers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”  ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor “While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you are no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless.” ~Marianne Read, writer √ ♫ Breaking up isRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Calorie Busters

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Warning: Just Reading This Will Cause Weight Gain.   If you visited the North Carolina State Fair in the last few years, there was a new delectable on the official menu: the Krispy Kream Hamburger, consisting of a 1/2-pound beef patty with cheese and bacon between 2 glazed donuts. OMG. This culinary monster has beenRead the Rest…