Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is the essence of innumerable biographies”  ~Thomas Carlyle, philosopher “History: gossip well told. ” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb 1995: America3 becomes the first all-female crew to win an America’s Cup race. 1994: Tonya Harding’s boyfriend and bodyguards are arrestedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Food For Thought

Posted on January 9th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  What is the #1 restaurant of choice for baby boomers and seniors? It’s one of these four:         While you mull over the answer, a word about metabolism. The reason baby boomers gain weight in midlife is not necessarily by eating more or exercising less. It’s because our physiological motor thatRead the Rest…

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Movie Taboos Before The Baby Boomers

Posted on January 6th, 2014 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

CODE THIS! What was the world like before baby boomers blew everything sacred out of the water? You want to make movies. Here are a few simple rules. Let’s start with sex. Essentially, avoid it. 1. The sanctity of marriage must be upheld. 2. Any exhibit of “impure” love must be integral to the plotRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.”  ~R. Jackson Wilson, historian “All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 2008: Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time. 1984:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movies For New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 30th, 2013 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Anonymous Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.  ~Dave Beard, film musicRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Wisdom For The Holidays

Posted on December 27th, 2013 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”  ~Andy Rooney   “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’tRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 14th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”  ~Voltaire “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower 2010: WikiLeaks founder, JulianRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer Broadway History

Posted on December 4th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ” ~Berthold Auerbach, novelist “If the King loves music, it is well with the land.” ~Mencius, ancient Chinese philosopher “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn”  ~Charlie Parker, jazz musicianRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Tails in Black and White

Posted on November 30th, 2013 in 1950s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The moment I heard them, I was sure they’d be Big Stars. The Belvederes were the epitome of early black boomer music groups: voices like angels, sharp looks, smooth stage moves. They wrote their own music. Well, I’m walkin’ in the garden Just passin’ the time with you (With you, with you, with you) Walkin’Read the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 1996: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends. 1986:Read the Rest…

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