Baby Boomer Peek at Tomorrow

Posted on February 8th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Dick Pelletier is a “positive futurist.” Here are his predictions for a midlife/senior future around the corner. By 2020, computer power will have doubled several times from today, which will help researchers unravel many of our genetic mysteries; and nanotechnology, the science of building things atom by atom, will advance further providing us with manyRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Cruisin’

Posted on February 7th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s by Terry Hamburg

It was a baby boomer coming-of-age ritual. 1950s – early 1960s. The crowd began gathering at 10:00 Saturday morning in front of Schwab’s Drug Store on the northeast corner of Devon and California. Guys auditioned in cars; girls on the sidewalk. The cruise route was a square block: west on Devon, hopefully catching the longRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Davy Crockett?

Posted on February 6th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ Born on a mountain top in Tennessee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree Kilt him a b’ar when he was only three. Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! Got to admit, I led a charmed life. I never had A-list HollywoodRead the Rest…


Today In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 4th, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

1977: Mazle tov! Madeline Albright, the first female Secretary of State, announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish. 1994: Best Soap Opera of the year is pop culture favorite: 1991: You could have bet on it. Baseball Hall of Fame’s board of directors decide 12-0 to bar Pete Rose. 1987: Congress overrides PresidentRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Hunters and Gatherers/List of Odd Collectibles

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before the 1970s, they were usually numismatists or philatelists. That’s stamps and coins. If anything else, such enthusiasts remained quirky and alone. They’re no longer alone. Young adult baby boomers led the frenzy. With bulging pockets and a taste for pop culture nostalgia, the question isn’t what was collected, but what was not. The AssociationRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Spiro Agnew?

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Remember “nattering nabobs of negativism?” I loved that ditty. My next favorite dig at the new-left baby boomer mob was “pusillanimous pussy footers.” When I overused those barbs, I pulled out “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Called a right-wing political “hatchet man” for Nixon, I was the voice of the Moral Majority—and that means the center,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers (Celebrity Ladies) “Robbing the Cradle”

Posted on February 1st, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby boomers are the healthiest, most energetic, longest-living generation in history. It’s only to be expected that some would covet much younger mates. In the past, this was a male game. It still is but now females are playing it, too. Their modern pop culture name is “cougars.” Here are some midlife baby boomer celebrities whoRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Want Their MTV!

Posted on January 31st, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You won’t read this anywhere else. The patriarch of Music TV is none other than that underrated hipster, Ozzie Nelson. The father of baby boomer heart throb Ricky Nelson produced the very first video put to music—Ricky rockin’ superimposed over a montage of land and cityscapes. You saw Travelin’ Man on The Adventures of OzzieRead the Rest…


Advice for Baby Boomer Caregivers

Posted on January 30th, 2012 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

It’s been said that baby boomers are the first generation to take care of their own children and aging parents at the same time. Life expectancy continues to increase and so do the complications of elder caregiving. In a guest post, here’s some sage midlife advice from an expert who has both professional and personalRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers By The Numbers

Posted on January 28th, 2012 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

“Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to any thing,” ~Greg Easterbrook, political writer “There are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~Mark Twain “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~ Aaron Levenstein, business professor Midlife Inventory Number of first marriages (per 1000 women ageRead the Rest…