Tag Archives: Boomers

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December 24, 2014

“And to all a good night…..”

A few years ago, I approached Royal Barnard, then editor of the Mountain Times. Intrigued by Brett Yates’ “Generation Y” column, I suggested I write a column geared for our Baby-Boomer generation. The one-word response from Royal, “OK”, launched a four-year stint for me.

Column
December 11, 2014

What’s all the rush about?

By Cindy Phillips

There’s an analogy among Boomers that describes how quickly we feel life flitting by. It is said that at our age, life is like a roll of toilet paper: he closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

My favorite…

Column
October 30, 2014

“I never promised you a rose garden….”

By Cindy Phillips One of the partners at my firm is on an extended business development trip to China. I received an email from him this week and the last line read, “Please water my plant.” I walked into his office and saw a wilted…

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October 15, 2014

Out of the mouths of grandmas

By Cindy Phillips

Every once in a while, someone around me will suggest they are going to eat something even though it is late at night. And immediately in my head I can hear my grandmother exclaiming, “It’s gonna lay heavy.”

My grandmother and my…

Column
July 10, 2014

Dance With Me

By Cindy Phillips posted Aug 9, 2012

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…

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July 10, 2014

Beach blanket bingo

By Cindy Phillips posted May 30, 2012

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….

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July 10, 2014

Taxes – What Happened to the Refund Check?

By Cindy Phillips updated Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:17 AM

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…

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July 10, 2014

What was Super before the Super Bowl?

By Cindy Phillips updated Wed, Jan 25, 2012 12:07 PM

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…

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July 10, 2014

A good hearty snowstorm requires snow suits and idiot mittens

By Cindy Phillips updated Wed, Dec 14, 2011 10:19 AM

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….