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…


Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Challenge (Tough)

Posted on January 27th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“A movie should have a beginning, a middle, and an end…but not necessarily in that order.” Jean-Luc Goddard, Director “The length of a film should directly related to the human bladder.” Alfred Hitchcock ►What did all these #1 box office hits have in common? Rear Window ET: The Extraterrestrial Jaws The Ten Commandments ► WhoRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 26th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The mark of the historic is the nonchalance with which it picks up an individual and deposits him in a trend, like a house playfully moved by a tornado.”  ~Mary McCarthy, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous 2010: The box office for producer James Cameron’s Avatar surpasses his 1997 movieRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 25th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Julia, Julia, Julia. That’s all I ever heard. I was as popular with baby boomer gourmands as the great Julia Child. But I always seemed to be a second banana, then and now. We had a lot in common. We were the first big television chefs, before there was a Food Network. We never skimpedRead the Rest…


You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on January 24th, 2012 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect.” ~Owens Pomeroy, founder of Golden Radio Buffs “It’s never safe to be nostalgic about something until you’re absolutely certain there’s no chance of its coming back.” ~Bill Vaughn, journalist “Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was.” ~Will Rogers » YouRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers: Beware Of The Doorway Effect

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

You stroll into a room to do something and then, lo and behold, you can’t remember what it was. OMG! I’m over 50. It’s the first thing to go, they say. OMG! I’m only 30. Am I having midlife baby boomer space-outs already? Relax. It’s called “the doorway effect.” When one passes through a doorwayRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 21st, 2012 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

2010: Toyota announces 5.2 million recalls for a pedal entrapment/floor mat problem. 1998: News of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair is published. President Clinton vigorously denies all allegations. 1996: Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility is the Best Dramatic Movie. Babe wins Best Musical/Comedy. 1994: Lorena Bobbitt is found innocent by temporary insanity for severing her husband’s penis.Read the Rest…


Bad Baby Boomer Movies You Shouldn’t (Should) Watch

Posted on January 20th, 2012 in Fads & Toys,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Kitsch: poor quality art that caters to popular lowbrow taste. Campy: something appealing because it’s so lacking in value it has a perversely sophisticated attraction. What makes a bad movie pop culture good is that it’s colossally bad. Campy kitsch. I’m excluding movies that would and did qualify for Razzie (Worst in Cinematic Achievement) nominations,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer “Bombshell” Mom

Posted on January 18th, 2012 in 1950s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I didn’t want her to come. Mom was a dead-ringer for baby boomer movie celebrity Jane Russell and dressed the part. Without meaning to, she embarrassed me at school functions. Heads would turn. This was supposed to be my day. I wrote the Pershing school song and was given the honor of leading the 5thRead the Rest…