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 […]

Oct 022014
 
Tie-Dyed Twice: Boomer Time Warp and Woodstock

It happened to me when I took my son, then fourteen, to Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert. Searching for garlic fries, I suddenly stumbled on a time warp. Young girls were walking by wearing flowing peasant skirts or blouses with long, straight hair like Rapunzel’s hanging down their backs. Stands were selling funky jewelry […]

Aug 132014
 
MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR?  BOOMERS, LOVE, BROZA, WAR

A perfect day in California—a ringside seat on the grass under a broad, blue sky at the Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos to hear David Broza, Israeli international rock star and peace activist, who sings his heart out in English, Hebrew, and Spanish, plays guitar like a demon, and occasionally throws his head back […]

Mar 102014
 
SINGLE BOOMERS, CASABLANCA, AND HILLS OF BEANS

“You must remember this A kiss is still a kiss A sigh is still (just) a sigh The fundamental things apply As time goes by.” What does a 1942 black-and-white war movie have to do with single Boomers and mature romance? If you are a self-respecting Boomer, you may have seen this film in an […]

Feb 162014
 
BOOMER LOVE AND VALENTINES:  DO THE MATH

Valentine’s Day this year made me think of Boomer Romance—and math. The arithmetic of romance turned out to be an entertaining and enlightening diversion from celebrating a Valentine’s Day without a committed romantic partner. Because Valentine’s Day is about all about two’s—the magic number that makes up a couple. Even on Noah’s Ark, the animals […]

Feb 122014
 
Boomers, The Darker Side of Love, and Domestic Violence--Too Many Shades of Grey

This is a story about three dramas of domestic violence–in London, England, a beautiful villa in France, and Compton, California. One is a scandal, one is a romantic comedy, and one is a tragedy. Boomers entered adolescence or young adulthood just in time for the sexual revolution, however much we individually may or may not […]

Jan 052014
 
Boomers, Millennials, and New Year’s Resolutions

Whether we’re mature single Boomers with emotional baggage and war wounds or twenty-something Millennials, New Year’s Eve is traditionally the time to make New Year’s Resolutions, such as: Lose Weight Getting Organized Spend Less, Save More Enjoy Life to the Fullest Staying Fit and Healthy Learn Something Exciting Quit Smoking Help Others in Their Dreams […]

Dec 292013
 
The Boomer New Year and the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Just in time for Boomer’s New Year’s Eve, I’ve been having dreams about the past. Out of some black hole in my subconscious, old lovers, my ex, and other ghosts of Christmas Past have emerged to haunt my sleeping hours. Where did they come from? Several of these memory materializations haven’t been part of my […]

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 […]