Monthly Archives: January 2016

7 classes I wish Adult Ed offered boomers

Flipping through our local adult education organization’s latest catalogue, I must admit it offers a decent assortment of classes, some of which Hubs and I have taken. For example, together we learned how to roll our own sushi, he took yoga for men (until he hurt his knee), and a friend and I took a […]

Being cautious at our age: Wisdom or paranoia?

As winter has descended on us here in Maine, I can’t help but think about the S-word: Snow. Winter can be a b**ch, to put it bluntly. The whole winter’s-upon-us awareness also has me thinking about how my perception of things like bad weather has changed as I’ve gotten older. When I was in my […]

Toilet talk: Let’s go with the flow

So let’s talk about toilets. That’s what a friend and I did over lunch recently as we brainstormed Boomer Haiku topics. She pointed out that this once-pedestrian bathroom fixture – long a lowly receptacle that no one discussed in polite company – has been elevated to virtual rock star status in some homes. I sh*t […]

Sometimes, rules just beg to be broken

Roxanne Jones

When my husband and I moved to the southern California desert in 2000, our first home was in one of those active adult communities for those “55 and better.” Hubs had just turned that age and I was a relatively youthful 47 (only one of us had to have attained double-nickel status to become residents). […]

Weird medical advances boomers can (maybe) use

Many medical advances we take for granted today were the stuff of science fiction when we boomers were growing up. Now that we are grown up, medical science continues to make some incredible discoveries. For inquiring minds that want to know, here’s some recent medical news you might find useful (or at least amusing): A […]