Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some Weird Tips of My Own

You know those aggravating online ads that talk about “weird tips” for losing weight or saving on energy bills? Well, two can play at that game. As a Boomer, I’ve lived long enough that I can offer some “weird tips” … Continue reading

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I Hate My Name

I hate my name. Both of them. But as with my genetic makeup, I’m stuck with them. What is it about the name Howard? Once you get past classic film director Howard Hawks and newscaster Howard K. Smith (whom you … Continue reading

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Small Town in a Big Suburb

As I get older, and tally all the things that we will never see or experience again – E tickets, Crispy Critters, meeting people at airport gates – I come to appreciate the things that do remain all the more. … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Women’s Liberation?

Any Boomers’ lifetime is a roll of milestones in the war on sexual inequality: ● 1963: Betty Freidan publishes The Feminine Mystique, inspired by her own survey of her college classmates revealing a deep, unseated unhappiness among middle-class, suburban housewives … Continue reading

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