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 […]

Jan 122014
 
Mature Singles, “Her,” and the Technology of Love

Has life as a mature single become tiresome and awkward—“awk” as my 21-year-old daughter would say? Does online dating feel like an investment of time and energy that is out of proportion with the ROI (Return on Investment)? Are you beginning to lose hope that you will find your mature lover and partner? Mature singles, […]

Nov 242013
 
Boomer Have’s and Have Not’s

The great Blues singer Billie Holiday sang: “Them that’s got shall get, them’s that not shall lose…so the Bible said and it still is news…. Mama may have, Papa may have, but God bless the child that’s got his own.” My recent raise in rent was a rude reminder of the truth of these lyrics. […]