Category Archives: Nostalgia

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 […]

Girl Scout badges for baby boomers

If you were a Girl Scout in the fifties or sixties, remember the badges we earned (or didn’t, depending on our proclivities)? Most of them focused on traditional stuff like homemaking, sewing and cooking. Well, we’ve come a long way, baby. So it occurred to me that we should be awarded an entirely different set […]

Watch your back: Porn is out to get us!

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina—now campaigning to be the GOP’s presidential candidate—said a while back that she could improve the U.S. economy by cutting federal workers’ pay because they’re “watching porn all day long.” My first reaction was, “Seriously?” But evidently I’d completely missed the news about a May 2014 inspector general’s report on […]