Baby Boomers By The Numbers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”  ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor “While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you are no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless.” ~Marianne Read, writer √ ♫ Breaking up isRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Have A Close Encounter

Posted on July 21st, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was the right story at the right time. Close Encounters broke the mold of hostile, war-bent aliens, introducing instead hope of a kinder, gentler extra-terrestrial universe. The movie offered, as one critic said, “a benign, dreamy-eyed vision.” Baby boomers were raised on steady diet of sci-fi fright and horror. Intelligent life beyond EarthRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on July 17th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.” ~Herodotus “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire 1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates isRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Calorie Busters

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Warning: Just Reading This Will Cause Weight Gain.   If you visited the North Carolina State Fair in the last few years, there was a new delectable on the official menu: the Krispy Kream Hamburger, consisting of a 1/2-pound beef patty with cheese and bacon between 2 glazed donuts. OMG. This culinary monster has beenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 10th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Dance History In 6 Minutes

Posted on July 6th, 2014 in Fads & Toys,Music by Terry Hamburg

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” ~Charlie Parker, jazz musician Here’s a high energy video panorama by comedian Judson Laipply: a 6 minute review of the history of baby boomer (and beyond) dance fads and moves. This appeared Baby BoomerRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Aging Wisdom

Posted on July 1st, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

    At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive.  At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive.  At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive.  Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence? ~Jules Feiffer *** Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied toRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 27th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck, writer “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2008: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work. 1991: At 18th Daytime TV Awards,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Put On A Happy Face, Or Not

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a huge pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intendedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sin: I Was A Cigarette Junkie

Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Marlboro Man Big Brother King Arthur Santa Claus Hamlet The top five from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived Before a craggy-faced cowboy galloped across the baby boomer television screen as the Marlboro Man, the brand was marketed as a feminine alternative to the harsher cigarettes gents smoked. In the 1950s, the tobaccoRead the Rest…

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