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  • My healthcare is making me sick…

    Columns  > Boomers

    I have to do it once a year, whether I like it or not. No, it's not an annual physical. No, it's not an annual pap test. No, it's not an annual mammogram, colonoscopy or other radioactive assault on my body. It's a blood tes ...

  • Things That Go Boom in the Microwave

    Columns  > Boomers

    I walked into the office break room the other day to find a co-worker cleaning up what appeared to be a volcanic eruption. I knew immediately what had happened - she tried to cook grits in the microwave. A month prior, I had ...

  • Dance With Me

    Columns  > Boomers

    We all have a claim to fame at some point in our lives. Some refer to it as a "brush with greatness." It's that time when we come in contact with a movie star, sports giant, political figure or other person of perceived stat ...

  • Beach blanket bingo

    Columns  > Opinion

    As I write this column, I am preparing for a Memorial Day weekend trip to the beach. I am making a mental packing list that includes bathing suits, sundresses, shorts, tank tops and an array of polka-dotted flip-flops. I wil ...

  • Take another little piece of my heart

    Columns  > Boomers

    If you picked up superstitions or old wives tales from your parents or grandparents, you may believe that some life events happen in threes - one of them being death. I am holding my breath right now after the announcement o ...

  • Taxes – What Happened to the Refund Check?

    Columns  > Boomers

    I can recall my parents, and their friends, using the expression "the only thing certain in life is paying taxes and dying." I thought this was not only a curious view on life, but certainly a maudlin one as well. I vowed ne ...

  • I want to take you higher; The crazy high heels out there today will never be seen on this Boomer body

    Columns  > Boomers

    I went shoe shopping today. Well, let me rephrase that. I attempted to go shoe shopping today. Similar to jeans shopping, I have a difficult time finding the right fit, and the right height, and the right style, and shall I ...

  • When Does My Hair Turn Blue?

    Columns  > Boomers

    Daylight savings time is wreaking havoc with my body clock. I was in a nice routine of waking up 10 minutes before my alarm chimed at 6 a.m. But since springing forward, I find myself walking around in a catatonic state unti ...

  • The Day the Monkee Died

    Columns  > Boomers

    As I write this column, news of Davy Jones death is about 24 hours old. Boomers get a dose of reality each time a music legend passes away. The day the music dies is a creepy reminder of our own mortality. We all want to liv ...

  • Off-line dating: How did we meet boys before the internet?

    Columns  > Boomers

    Online dating is big business that continues to gain popularity at a rapid pace.  Sites like Match.com and eHarmony promise to help you find your soulmate by cross-referencing likes, dislikes and personality traits. Tho ...

  • Time flies – Even when you’re not having fun

    Columns  > Boomers

    A friend recently compared getting old to a roll of toilet paper - the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. What a wonderful analogy about how time is literally running out for some of us. And now to add insult to ...

  • What was Super before the Super Bowl?

    Columns  > Boomers

    The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles.  Anyone remember who won? Anyone remember who played? Well Green Bay romped Kansas City in a 35-10 win. I was 12 years old. The Super Bowl has become ...

  • It’s a small world until it comes to the Buffets

    Columns  > Boomers

    I was raised by a single mom who mastered the art of stretching a dollar. She would buy a whole chicken and roast it to perfection for a Sunday dinner, accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and a vegetable. During the week t ...

  • Treasuring old friendships: The Old Lange Sign

    Columns  > Boomers

    We Boomers have all heard the story of how many people thought the lyrics in the Creedence Clearwater song, Bad Moon Rising, actually talked about "the bathroom's on the right."  Add to this list of misheard lyrics Jimm ...

  • A good hearty snowstorm requires snow suits and idiot mittens

    Columns  > Boomers

    When I moved to Vermont several years ago, my affection for a good, hearty snowfall took on a new meaning. Snow was good for business. It meant skiers, riders and snowmobilers would come to town. I began the habit of turning ...

  • I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date

    Columns  > Boomers

    This Sunday, November 6, marks the end of 2011's daylight savings time period. It began on March 13th when we all turned our clocks ahead by one hour. This Sunday, we turn them back and, once again, the world of time will be ...

  • A Hard Day’s Night

    Columns  > Boomers

    I read the news today, oh boy. Paul McCartney wed Nancy Shevell. I have to admit, here I am 57 years old and I actually felt my heart drop a little when I saw the headline. Why didn't he pick me? I laughed out loud and in a ...

  • Open Wide

    Columns  > Boomers

    I am the proud mother of a dental hygienist. Getting my teeth cleaned is an entirely new experience now. My pride starts to swell the minute I step into the dentist's office. I love seeing my daughter in her colorful scrubs ...

  • Getting Less Trashy

    Columns  > Boomers

    by Cindy Phillips I am very familiar with the sound of a dumpster being emptied. At our business in Vermont, the living quarters are directly above the dumpster pad. Where I stay in South Carolina, it is also in very close ...

  • You Can't Wash Away Spirit

    Columns  > Boomers

    We baby boomers are a resilient bunch. Many of us were raised by parents who survived the Great Depression. They found ways to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads with very little. Many of our grandparents ...

  • The New Face of Patriotism

    The New Face of Patriotism Captain John David Hortman of Inman, SC was killed in a helicopter crash last week in Fort Benning, GA. He and another soldier, Chief Warrant Officer Steven Redd, were taking part in a routine ex ...

  • I Need Stuffing, Not Stuff

    George Carlin, God rest his soul, used to perform a hilarious routine on "stuff." He talked about how much stuff we have, how we feel about our stuff and why we are compelled to buy more stuff. He referred to our houses as " ...

  • Boomer Birthdays

    I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore! Most Boomers will recognize this line as spoken by Peter Finch in the movie Network. His character, Howard Beale, was distraught over the state of the economy, rising crim ...

  • When Dating Was Fun

    When Dating Was Fun Technology is awesome.  I love being able to communicate 24/7 whether through e-mails or texts or phone calls or picture messages.  I love that my daughter can send me a picture of my grandson ...

  • A Nana By Any Other Name Would Be As Sweet

    I was soaking up some rays at our neighborhood pool last weekend. A lady was in the water with a young girl who appeared to be about six. The little girl called her Ro Ro. My South Carolina roommate is named Rosemary, and on ...