Chick flick worth the trip – and not just for chicks

If you're a Boomer Broad I can pretty much guarantee you'll love the movie I'll See You In My Dreams starring Blythe Danner (real-life mother of Gwyneth Paltrow as well as TV mom to Will of Will & Grace), Mary Kay Place (remember her as the Boomer looking for an inseminator in The Big Chill?), Rhea Perlman (formerly of Cheers and Taxi and ex-wife of Danny DeVito), June Squibb (who starred in the movie Nebraska, HBO's Getting On and the wife of Jack Nicholson's character in Something About Schmidt) and…

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The prohibitive cost of keeping in touch . . . and other things

When Boomers were growing up in the fifties and sixties, there were a number of inventions still off waiting in the future and therefore the family budget was not encumbered by the cost of such items as: Internet service. We composed lovely handwritten letters and cards that we put into an envelope, affixed a stamp and walked to the corner of the street to drop into the mailbox. This is also how we paid bills. Cable or satellite television service. We had rooftop aerials or rabbit ears that involved no…

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Caitlyn Jenner is a poor example of womanhood

Caitlyn Jenner's change of gender from a man known as Bruce to a woman is a subject just too ripe for comment to ignore. Let me state up front that my views on LGBT issues are extremely liberal. I was one of those individuals born thoroughly female and heterosexual so I can only imagine how painful and confusing it must be for those who are born with a more ambiguous gender identity. When I was in my early twenties I read the story of Christine Jorgensen, the Danish man who…

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