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Is it time for a return to wartime housing?

Baby boomers are familiar with wartime housing. Many of us lived in those modest, wood-frame homes built in the late 1940s when all the soldiers returned from WW2 and started families. According to my dad, they were originally built to last twenty-five years, but more than seventy years later most of them are still going strong as successions of new owners have upgraded and improved…

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Why is size so important to men?

If you ever had any questions or doubts about the importance of size to the man or men in your life, just take a look at their television screens, their lawnmower, their snowblower, or their power washer. Numbers matter—big time, if you’ll pardon the pun. And, the bigger, the better. I was reminded of this fact just this week when my husband bought a new…

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Two years of COVID has aged me ten years, but I’m moving on

When I launched BoomerBroadcast in 2013, I posted three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My life in the beginning and for the first few years was eventful and I had plenty of observations and opinions on a wide range of topics to share with readers. For the past two years, however, since the start of the pandemic, I’ve stopped eating out in restaurants, stopped…

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Where do you stand on workplace love affairs?

Valentines Day seems like the perfect occasion to discuss office romances. Could someone please explain to me why two consenting adults who work together and are having an affair should be fired or asked to resign? I truly do not get it. If the affair is not consensual and there is the possibility of unethical promotion or financial benefit, then dismissal or resignation definitely would…

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