Baby Boomer Cyber Romance

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Did you know that baby boomers are the fastest growing group using online dating? That as many as one in four second marriages for boomers began online? At Match.com, the 50-to-65 agers is up 89% over the past five years. On JDate, a website for Jewish singles, the 50+ group jumped 40% in single year.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Drive-Ins: Consider The Possibilities

Posted on July 1st, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  A hundred years ago, horseless carriage owners would have found the idea of drive-in movies and restaurants fantastical. They were everywhere by the early baby boomer years. Other drive-in venues followed: dry cleaners, banks, pharmacies, florists, even wedding chapels. These have proven to be more than mere fads. I’m defining drive-in as drive-thru, whichRead the Rest…

This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 29th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.”  ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken 1991: Soapstar Susan Lucci fails to get a Daytime Emmy Award for the 12th time. 1985: NewRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Is Richard Jewell And What Happened To Him?

Posted on June 26th, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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My 15 minutes of fame was a nightmare. And it could happen to you. You might be wondering: the name rings a distant bell, but who is he? This baby boomer would have remained invisible except for a fateful day in 1996. As a private security guard working at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, IRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Slang: Are You Hip To The Jive, Clyde?

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Etymology: the study of the history of words in popular culture, their origins, and how the meaning may have changed over time. Amped, as in “excited/ready-to go,” appeared in 1960s baby boomer talk, based on amp, the abbreviation for music amplifiers. The use of methamphetamine accelerated it as a trendy phrase. Bad, meaning good, popularRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant baby boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left boomer politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks ofRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Products To Save Your Life And Tell It

Posted on June 18th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

These ideas are being touted to midlife baby boomers, but they’re good for everyone. “Help, I’ve just crashed and can’t get up!” There are some 40 million drivers 65+ and 32 million have a license. The Yellow Dot. An aging baby boomer population is turning it into a national fad – a sticker on theRead the Rest…

On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 14th, 2013 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “History:  gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher.   “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower   “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.” ~R. Jackson Wilson,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Mark Spitz?

Posted on June 12th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It took Michael Phelps a generation to break my 1972 Olympics mark of 7 gold medals. Each represented a new world record time. With all due modesty, I was the greatest swimmer of the baby boomer or any other era. I had done it all by age 22. When you’re that good, there’sRead the Rest…

This Was The Week That Was In Baby Boomer Music History

Posted on June 8th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.”  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1996: “Rent” wins the Tony Award for Best Musical. 1993: “Angels in America” wins the Tony Award for Best Musical. 1993: ClevelandRead the Rest…