Baby Boomer Plague

Posted on December 11th, 2013 in 1950s by Terry Hamburg

  One day Alan was slugging home runs and snagging liners, then suddenly he was hit by polio at age 12 just weeks before the introduction of the Salk vaccine. Some think of polio as a baby boomer curse. It had been identified a half century earlier; soon-to-be President Franklin Roosevelt contracted the disease atRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Fitness: From “Kick It!” to “Over the Kick It!” Hill

Posted on December 7th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

    One size doesn’t fit all, and age alone shouldn’t determine what kind of exercise you choose. √ As long as you feel like you can “kick it,’” do. (Yes, consult with your doctor first). This means pushing the cardio envelope. Whether its racquetball, bicycling, treadmill, or jogging – work up a sweat.    Read the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer Broadway History

Posted on December 4th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ” ~Berthold Auerbach, novelist “If the King loves music, it is well with the land.” ~Mencius, ancient Chinese philosopher “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 musicianRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Tails in Black and White

Posted on November 30th, 2013 in 1950s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The moment I heard them, I was sure they’d be Big Stars. The Belvederes were the epitome of early black boomer music groups: voices like angels, sharp looks, smooth stage moves. They wrote their own music. Well, I’m walkin’ in the garden Just passin’ the time with you (With you, with you, with you) Walkin’Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer (Sightly Offbeat) Classic Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on November 27th, 2013 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck, writer   Alice’s Restaurant (1969): Baby boomer “protest” movie with great Arlo Guthrie music. ♫ You can get anything you want, at Alice’sRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 1996: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends. 1986:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Beware of Hepatitis C!

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred, writer In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.  ~Anonymous We are a nation of “aps.” There are more-than-you-can-imagine mobile phone aps to assist midlife baby boomer health monitoring.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers “Gangsters” Behaving Like Gangsters

Posted on November 20th, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Television by Terry Hamburg

It was the baby boomers’ turn to control the crime mob. The Sopranos told their story. Here are some surprising, little known facts about your favorite celebrities who played those roles. A few acted like gangsters in real life: Young Robert Iler, who played Tony’s son A.J., had some serious run-ins with the law duringRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 17th, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”  ~Mary McCarthy, novelist “History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, novelist 2010: Longtime U.S. Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel is found guilty of multiple violations of House rules, including failure to pay incomeRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Viagra Overdose

Posted on November 14th, 2013 in 1990s,Midlife,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “I’ve got a few years on her,” Harry said over Manhattan Breezes,” but we don’t care, especially me. It’s the first time since my divorce I feel like a man again, if you catch my drift.” I’d known Harry since childhood, but he wasn’t the type to talk about “intimate” topics, which was anythingRead the Rest…

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