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Are Boomers Still Cool? Or Are The Millennials Absolutely Right About Us?

I’ve seen a couple of lists on the internet claiming to show what Baby Boomers think is cool. These lists are written by younger people — Millennials or Gen Xers or Gen Zers or whomever — and so of course the clear message is that whatever a Baby Boomer thinks is cool has got to be the most uncool thing in the world. Some of the items on these lists are set-ups. Mom jeans, for example. Has anyon

Is Aging Just Reverse Puberty? Life After 50 And Time Wasted On The Toilet

Aging is not for the meek. We’ve been hearing that for years—way too many years!—and it’s true. As an “older man,” not to be confused with an OLD man, which is different, I have found my body changing over the last several years. Or is it decades? It’s kind of like a reverse puberty, which is not as much fun as the real thing was. If we can even remember that far back. The first thing that went wa

Mouse in the House!

My son Patrick came into the kitchen, his face worried. “I caught a mouse in the basement.” I shrugged. Mice came into our house all the time, part of life in the Connecticut woods. “Put it out,” I said. He looked at me like I’d just spoken Swahili. “How?” I sighed. Time to teach my oldest the ways of humane animal relocation. Spring’s an unusual time for a mouse (that’s usually ‘ant’ season), but

Gravity: A Call To Action! We Must Stop The Madness

Even a momentary glance at the News will tell you that we are in serious trouble. Trouble – Trouble – Trouble in every direction! We have let things go on for far too long and it is time to get off our duffs and demand that our US Senators and Representatives get off their own backsides and take immediate action! For 334 years we have been disastrously hampered by the most insidious of laws and it

A Relatable Love Story About Vow Renewal

Once upon a time, there was a man named Jack who was married to his high school sweetheart, Karen. Jack loved Karen, but he couldn’t stand the idea of being married. He thought it was an outdated institution and didn’t understand why people still bothered with it. Unfortunately for Jack, Karen was the traditional type and had always dreamed of a big, beautiful wedding.

Adult Diapers… Gone Wrong

Once upon a time, there was a man named Tom who had just turned 50 years old. He had always been a bit of a daredevil and enjoyed taking risks, but he had recently started to notice that he was having some bladder control issues. At first, he brushed it off as just a one-time thing, but as time went on, it became clear that he needed some help in the form of adult diapers.

Porta-Potty Warning on the Eagle Creek Trail

They are a wonderful, All-American family, except for one little thing. They might try to kill you. This family, who I will refer to for the purposes of this article as “The Marshall Family,” because their last name happens to be Marshall, strategically avoids giving off the impression that vacationing with them will result in your untimely death. This impression would be wrong. Our families recen

Four Score And Seven Years Ago! A New Perspective On Being An Optimist

“Four score and seven years ago…” so begins possibly the greatest speech from a President of the United States… ever! There is, of course, the “day that will live in infamy” speech from Franklin Roosevelt which occurred as America prepared to enter into WWII (the war to end all wars, for now.) And lest we forget how about the “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” spee

8 Times Crime Went Wrong

was about six years old and my grandfather had a pair of truck drivers that provided my first exposure to the “geniuses” that constitute the criminal element. The drivers were a father and son duo that one Saturday morning, took the back seat out of the father’s car and drove to a farm a few miles north of town. Once there, they somehow managed to load a 400 pound hog into the back of the car.  Turning around, they headed back south of town to the local livestock auction.

Top 30 Signs That You’re Old

getting older top signs

1. You rock back and forth, lunge, and grunt every time you get up from a seated position. 2. “Fiber” is at the top of every grocery list because now all your best moves involve your bowels. 3. You pray for good luck with your old appliances because all the new models are smarter than you. 4. You stop caring how you look in a hat. Or Velcro shoes, suspenders, or pants with elastic waistbands. 5. Y