Fat has always been a significant topic in my family of origin. Even when fat wasn't, well, "fat" I was probably 13 or 14 when a cousin on my father's side asked me to be a junior bridesmaid in her wedding. It was an exciting prospect. After "the ask," the mother of the bride (my father's older . . .
Far Northern California is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Mountains, trees, rivers, ocean, fog--it's all there. And far enough from urban areas to allow people to live off the grid if they want. And they want. I've lived in northern California a long time but have only visited . . .
Some crazy weather this past week, no? I hope everyone is safe and warm. It's the Best of Baby Boomer Blogs today, and I'm lucky enough to have a broad range of topics to offer in this week's selection of winter reading. So enjoy! The Boomer Time Machine Here's one you'll like: What brands do you . . .
I'm thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Betty Kaufman, who turned her love of wine into a fun social activity and a money-making side gig. If you've dreamed of doing something like this, you might be inspired by her story. And get a few wine tips along the way. How did you first get into wine . . .
It turns out I'm more naive than I thought. I blame it on being white. See, I thought we'd pretty much handled the worst of racism. When Lyndon Johnson got civil rights laws passed, when affirmative action came in and as a liberal Baby Boomer, by the new MilleniumI thought we were in fairly good . . .
After hearing so much buzz about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we logged into Amazon Prime and proceeded to binge on both seasons. Visually, it's a feast of color and style. The 1950s fashions are the best part for me, even though the performances are top-notch and the writing is clever and very . . .
It's almost impossible to think of a day when Facebook won't be part of our lives. And yet, like everything else, it probably has a life span and eventually will reach an end, a day when it's no longer current, or interesting or useful. Or it's too abusive. And something else will take its place. . . .
So many "Me Too" stories are out there but one of the most interesting to me and one of the most telling involves the actor, Jeffery Tambor, a very good actor and the star of Amazon's show Transparent. Of which I am a fan. Tambor is alleged to have sexually harassed actors on the set and even . . .
I saw this in a vintage shop on Kauai and it brought back such memories! If you're also a Boomer, you'll appreciate what these Baby Boomer bloggers are sharing in this post. And if you're not? You'll STILL appreciate the great info. Read on! Do you love holiday lights as much as I do? Tom Sightings . . .
I don't remember where i saw this image but I can tell you that it stopped me in my tracks. Because I realized how often our " what if " scenarios are bleak. Negative. And worrisome. This, however, turns that right around. I know, I know. You're afraid to "jinx it." But nothing positive you think . . .
Dark days, dark days. It's been a terrible and tragic week and one in which self-care becomes even more important. I know that I can't take much more of this horrific atmosphere in our country. As I write this it's hard to think about anything other than the families of victims of the most recent . . .
Have you ever fantasized about moving to an idyllic country setting? A more relaxed lifestyle? Lots of natural beauty? My friend, Linda Hobden, isn't anything like a country mouse, but she made just such a move when she left the hustle & bustle of London for the English . . .
The de Young Museum in San Francisco's exhibition of Muslim fashion was one of their best, in my opinion. As an American woman, I don't know much about modest fashion or the hijab. But by the time I finished perusing these stunning designs, I grew to appreciate the cultural backdrop and current . . .
Ok, I won't bury the point. I got a new bag. That's it, above. Orla Kiely. But the story's in HOW I got it. On my recent London trip a British blogger friend and I decided to meet up at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The featured exhibit was a designer named Orla Kiely. I'd never heard of . . .
I was thinking the other day about mom advice. That advice mothers give us. Or, as mothers, we give our kids. Solicited or not. My mother didn't exactly give advice, she mostly just flat out told me what I should and shouldn't do. I would call it more a demand or mandate. Which I usually didn't . . .
There are probably many reasons someone wouldn't want to be queen but tiaras have to be a major reason why it's good to be queen. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of my favorites and I never tire of looking at the fabulous gems on display. Especially the amazing tiaras. Like this . . .
The concept of polyamory as depicted on Showtime is a wonder to behold. What is polyamory? It's being in love or romantically involved with more than one person, with the agreement of all parties. Conceptually, it's about more than sex. It's about love. And Showtime got in on the game with a . . .
Do you feel that tinge of cool in the morning air that signifies the change of season? Autumn is a season like no other, a burst of colorful cool after a hot summer. And then, there are fall scents. Yummy fragrance of apple cider The single scent that screams fall is apple cider. So I've made . . .
...for just about anything. Including bad weather. Which is coming for some of us. Here's something timely: On the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, tells readers September is National Preparedness Month. Among tips for being prepared for severe weather or a . . .
Back in the day, powerful men were all-powerful ...and young, pretty women were super-impressed. Or they were supposed to be. Or--they became unwilling prey. Or they were both super-impressed and willing prey in a tradeoff that some of my fellow feminists want to pretend didn't happen. It is, in . . .