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 […]

Nov 302013
 
The Mature Single Thanksgiving: Time Passages and The Times They Are A-Changin’

This Thanksgiving was different. There is a soundtrack to every life event for all Boomers. This Thanksgiving it was Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a’Changin’” and Al Stewart’s Time Passages. It’s the new tradition– a family-less Thanksgiving. My daughter is in New York City. My technically ex-stepson is local, but there are complications with […]

Aug 022013
 
Boomer’s Lament—Over Thirty and Underachiever?

“Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty.” If you’re reading L.I.L., you’re old enough to remember this slogan–or young enough to discover this piece of cultural history—attributed to Jerry Rubin, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, or Abby Hoffman. Boomers entered puberty in the Sixties with all the arrogance and self-righteousness of youth, convinced that they would never grow […]