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  • Posted Serve America Act: Time for Boomers to Step Up to Aging Hipsters
    The House has passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, besides providing more volunteer opportunities for middle school and high school students, recognizes baby boomers' enormous potential for civic engagement. The bill expands existing services such as AmeriCorps...
  • Posted What Happens to Boomer Folk Singers? to Aging Hipsters
    Yes, Tom Rush is still alive and performing. Damn, we're old....
  • Posted The Boomer Stampede to Facebook to Aging Hipsters
    Times have surely changed since I wrote about being the oldest living human on Facebook a few years ago. Not only are the original college-aged kids now out in the real world and using Facebook for both social and business...
  • Posted A Boomer on Boomers to Aging Hipsters
    We've enjoyed Michael Winerip's Parenting column in the New York Times, mainly because his kids are relatively close in age to ours, so we were sad to see it end. But wait! He's back! And now he's writing about...well...hmm....baby boomers....
  • Posted Mrs. Hughes: Boomer Humor to Aging Hipsters
    For starters, she's middle-aged. For seconders, she's funny. Did I mention she began her career as a comic at age 49? Interesting article from 1981 in the New York Times about creativity in old age. (Not that we're old, of...
  • Posted Middle Aged Driving to Aging Hipsters
    by Kelly Jackson How midlife driving differs: I live in a neighborhood of blue-haired drivers, and I'm beginning to understand them. This is both dangerous and frightening. Back in the day, when I found myself going 20 in a 35...
  • Posted We Are One (and Boy, Are We Cold) to Aging Hipsters
    If you missed this afternoon's Inaugural Celebration--We Are One concert, HBO will be presenting it again this evening. And if you don't subscribe to HBO, get this--they have opened up access to the channel to all of us for this...
  • Posted Boomers Needed for Survey to Aging Hipsters
    We've been asked to post the following request to fellow boomers: I am a doctoral student in communication at the University of Alabama currently working on my dissertation project. The project is based on the baby boomer demographic and how...
  • Posted VOTE to Aging Hipsters
    In case you are just returning from outer space or have short-term memory loss, a reminder: Today is Election Day. If you haven't already done so, please get out there and vote. Although the following information does come from the...
  • Posted From the Bizarre to the Obscene to Aging Hipsters
    Here's what I learned while reading the paper today. Yes, it's the NY TImes and while some out there will grumble about its 'liberal bias', it is the paper of record and they don't make crap up. On Sarah Palin's...
  • Posted Thinking About Buying a Motorcycle: Boomers on Wheels or in Mid-Life Crisis to Aging Hipsters
    Untitled Document Got the Bug, Got the Motorcycle Bug Driving along you notice the graybeard motorcycle rider in the lane next to you. The wind is blowing his beard back and you can see the wrinkles on his face....
  • Posted Just the Facts, Ma'am to Aging Hipsters
    Boy, the McCain camp can't get anything right: they actually have me on their email list. The good thing is I now get to see what they're sending supporters. We also hear from friends and relations in battleground states about...
  • Posted Goodbye to an Icon to Aging Hipsters
    I was going to write today about the Presidential debate, but instead find I need to say goodbye to the first man I ever loved--Paul Newman. As a pre-pubescent girl curled up in an armchair on rainy Sundays watching movies,...
  • Posted Social Security Features Online Services to Aging Hipsters
    We recently received this release from the Social Security Administration and think it may come in handy. By Brandon Robertson Social Security Administration More Americans than ever are using the internet to conduct business. On behalf of the Social Security...
  • Posted While We're on the Subject to Aging Hipsters
    If you are, have or know a college student who may not have registered to vote or hasn't gotten it together to get their absentee ballot, send 'em to this site, Vote For Change. And if the college student you...
  • Posted Baby Boomer Hits to Aging Hipsters
    I found this on Shabby Pink Scrapper a site that doesn't have much to do with boomers. I know, I know, they're a little corny, but funny nonetheless. If you can think of more, send 'em along. Baby Boomer Song...
  • Posted Boomers on the Move to Aging Hipsters
    There was an interesting essay in the Sunday NY Times written by a 30-something about her parents' decision to pick up and move to Hong Kong. So many of us are still watching the last of our children leave and...
  • Posted Oh, I'll Take This Almond Love; What Joe Cocker Really Said to Aging Hipsters
    An old high school friend sent this YouTube video. You mean those aren't the lyrics??...
  • Posted MidLife Grocery Shopping to Aging Hipsters
    by Kelly Jackson How midlife grocery shopping differs: The first thing I do is look for a parking space in the shade as close to the front door as is humanly possible. I have a handicap tag which I borrow...
  • Posted Boomers Are Blogging to Aging Hipsters
    I just returned from San Francisco where I attended the BlogHer conference at the request of a client. Over the weekend I met, or at least was in the same room as, maybe 1000 women bloggers. Yeah--there's a boatload of...
  • Posted Music Even Boomers Can Love to Aging Hipsters
    Not long ago, we were interviewed for a New York Times article about AARP's attempt to become the hipster destination for music. We scoffed. But let's face it---there have been decades of new music since we last bought a Bruce...
  • Posted Baby Boomer Blues...and I Thought it was Just Me to Aging Hipsters
    A recent Pew Research Center study finds that Baby Boomers are the most dissatisfied generation. This comes on the heels of a University of Chicago study reporting that it's not a sign of the times, we've always been this way....
  • Posted Baby Boomers Still on Board(s) to Aging Hipsters
    Growing up in New Jersey, you were sure to either know some surfin' Beach Boy blonds or be one. Well, it seems the Jersey shore is seeing more surfers than ever and some of them are likely to be the...
  • Posted Where Did the Time Go? A Boomer's Stroll Through Memories to Aging Hipsters
    If there's one thing that can remind us how time flies and yet how some things seem to stand still, it's a local community tradition. For us, it's our annual July 4th carnival, a major fundraiser for our volunteer fire...
  • Posted Give Me a Noun, Vanna: Boomers' Declining Acuity to Aging Hipsters
    As a professor muses on the issues of aging in academia in the Chronicle of Higher Education, I was struck by the universality of the issues--whether one is a college professor or auto mechanic. Age-associated changes that affect 'teaching, learning...
  • Posted The More Things Change... to Aging Hipsters
    I came across this opinion piece about the differences among the generations and about change in general. It got me thinking about the classic animosity Gen x-ers have towards us Boomers and how the same just isn't true about the...
  • Posted I Don't Heart Huckabee to Aging Hipsters
    I have a problem with Mike Huckabee and everyone who supports him. My other half is tired of hearing about it--'tiresome' he called me, 'paranoid' I believe was mentioned once or twice. I think the latter was invoked when I...
  • Posted Improv as Politics to Aging Hipsters
    This has nothing to do with being a baby boomer--unless our message to the world is 'Slooooow down." Or unless you remember political theatre and 'happenings.' It's another nugget from Mark Hurst's newsletter, goodexperience.com, which directed me to ImprovEverywhere.com, where...
  • Posted Who's Your Candidate? to Aging Hipsters
    If you live in one of the 3 1/2 states that didn't participate in super-duper-whooper Tuesday, this website may help you decide on your candidate. In fact, even if you did vote in the primaries, you might want to refine...
  • Posted Yet Another Phoenix Rising to Aging Hipsters
    As the writer points out, in this interview with Don Brewster of Grand Funk Railroad, oldies aren't old anymore---now they're 'classic rock.' Like our generation--we're not old, we're classic. So GFR is back on the concert trail. Catch them...
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