Tom, the blogmaster of Sightings Over Sixty, decided to get self-reflective this week. He wonders: are baby boomers leaving the world a better place than we found it, with better technology, a solid economy, and more peace, tolerance and love? Or are we shortchanging our children and grandchildren . . .
People say Hollywood is the city of dreams, but nothing could be further from the truth. Old Hollywood or new, Hollywood is a dark place, more a city of dashed dreams than anything else. The truth about Hollywood dreams is hiding behind the Hollywood sign. It's out there, just not talked about . . .
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 . . .