Despite what they say . . . you really are OK, Boomer!

There’s a lot of buzz these days about a new expression aimed at trivializing the opinions of baby boomers. Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2010) is apparently getting sick and tired of being derided and put down by our generation. They think we’re old and irrelevant so they’ve coined the phrase “OK, Boomer” which infers a dismissive “Whatever!”  Many boomers and others have taken great…

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Women’s Work is not the definitive word on women’s work

After reading Women’s Work, A Reckoning With Work and Home by Megan K. Stack, I debated whether to even review it for BoomerBroadcast. If I don’t particularly enjoy a book, I usually don’t finish it, but the excellent writing compelled me to keep going, despite the fact I did not like the author or her message. I’ll review it anyway and if any of you read…

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‘1917’ will leave you deeply moved and inspired

You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the merits of the Sam Mendes movie 1917 which is currently showing in local theatres. It’s impossible to watch this movie and leave the theatre without being incredibly moved. Several thoughts occurred to me as we were watching the film, apart from the tragic futility and waste of life associated with war. I experienced the…

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Elton John owns his past and it makes for a great read

Do you ever get into a book sometimes and just wish you had the stamina to stay awake for the entire two or three days required to read it without putting it down? That’s how I felt reading ME, Elton John’s new memoir. Following on the heels of Rocketman, an excellent movie, the book filled in all the bits the movie didn’t have time for….

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For happy feet, check out Sheec

When Boomer gals are on to a good thing, we share. We can learn so much from new sources that didn’t exist a generation ago—like our blogging friends, You-Tube and of course, OK Google. We have online bookclubs that recommend good reads. New moms share coping strategies on mommy sites to help them get through the day. Cooks share recipes and fashionistas share beauty tips….

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Demi Moore’s cup is half full and she’s still brimming

Every once in a while we need to tuck into a good old fashioned Hollywood autobiography just to remind ourselves that high and mighty celebrities aren’t as high and mighty as we might think. They often started out with the same challenges as the rest of us and fame and fortune don’t necessarily guarantee happiness. This was brought home in actress Demi Moore’s recent memoir…

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