Sep 102017
 
Boomers in Bed-Libido, Love, and LTRs

There’s an aspect of my current state as a boomer mature single that is distinctly inconvenient —my libido. In theory, sex is all men ever want and I should be handing out numbers like a deli counter. If you’re looking for the whole package—libido plus LTR—life is more complicated. (We’re not counting the twenty-eight-old aspiring […]

Jul 082017
 
Mature Single Dating--A Bumpy Ride

Even I have to admit that it’s not going well. The road to finding my boomer soul mate seems lined with banana peels– an obstacle course full of pratfalls as hope collides with reality. The true definition of madness—according to none other than Albert Einstein—“is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a […]

Apr 112017
 
ALTERNATIVE FACTS-A BOOMER MEMOIR

Cast adrift in a Brave New World of fake news and alternative facts? I grew up with them. Long ago on a planet far away (the twentieth century in Philadelphia), I had a friend whose father was a member of the John Birch Society. My father, in contrast, was a dyed-red-in-the-wool leftist. We agreed that […]

Oct 042016
 
Renting for Romance-Boomers with Benefits

It was a rude awakening to realize that my rent is now equivalent to my take-home salary, give or take a few Starbucks lattes. Single, boomer, broke—and working full-time. Welcome to Silicon Valley–an exciting place to live–especially if you’re in your twenties, with impeccable geek/nerd/ and/or MBA credentials, and earning the equivalent of my annual […]

Jul 032016
 
A SINGLE BOOMER AND FRANK SINATRA:  HIGH HOPES TO ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD

It sounded like a good idea at the time to this boomer single. A direct invitation to an actual event from an online dating contact, instead of hours virtually chatting and not even sharing an actual cup of coffee in real time. A birthday party on a Friday evening for the owner of a restaurant […]

Nov 082015
 
BOOMER, SINGLE, BROKE:  ME AND BOBBIE MCGEE

They clog my mailbox every day—glossy brochures targeted at my boomer age range and zip code–shimmering with promise. Full-color photos of the luxury cruises I can take with my life partner as we revel in our Golden Years –(take it away, David Bowie)—as we leisurely spread our loot all over the world. Adult learning on […]

Jul 192015
 
Barbie and the Red Diaper Baby:  Boomers and Beauty

We Boomers have contributed significantly to civilization: rock ‘n roll music, acid washed jeans, Woodstock, and a cultural icon far more long-lasting and influential than Bob Dylan. Her name is Barbie. For anyone who has suddenly awakened from a Rip Van Winkle snooze that began on or before March 9, 1959, Barbie is a hard […]

Jan 202015
 
MIDLIFE LADIES, JONI MITCHELL, AND MALPRACTICE

Physical maintenance and midlife go together, just like love and marriage (or so we thought). Medical adventures await both boomer men and women, but there’s a difference. Bias can block the brainwaves, resulting in inferior medical care—even tragedy—and even worse for the medical practitioner—in a malpractice suit. It started hundreds of years ago—maybe when Hippocrates […]

Dec 262014
 
CHRISTMAS, CHRISMUKKAH, INTERMARRIAGE AND THE GREAT BOOMER MASHUP

Welcome to the Boomer mashup at holiday time. Besides sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and Woodstock, many Boomers went off the reservation for marriage, religion, and parenting—intermarrying, adopting other religions or becoming atheists/Wiccans/Rastafarians, adopting their children, often interracially. We’ve created a multicultural mashup that both blooms and boomerangs at holiday time. It’s especially relevant this […]