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 […]

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 […]