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Moving Mom: Super Heroes at All Ages

We all have heroes in our lives. Maybe a teacher, a mentor, a parent, or even a child fits that bill. I have several. I must confess, I like strong women and many of my super heroes are just that, strong women. I’ve learned a lot from them and I still do. Show More Summary

The 50 best songs of our boomer generation

Alan Paul on the extent to which music has shaped and defined his existence.

In the '80s, no one got sick from these Blue Bells

Depending on what part of the country you live in, you have seen the unfortunate news about the Blue Bell ice cream listeria recall that has shut down the century old Texas-based ice cream company. While we would never wish a shutdown on any business, rest assured that the Blue Bells you get today are tasty and safe for consumption with …

Back off Warchild, seriously: Watch the trailer for the 'Point Break' remake

Let me get off my '80s soapbox for a moment and declare my manic love for 1991's Point Break. Keanu. Swayze. Busey. Hell, even McGinley is amazing. And the lines! Enough lines to quote them to friends for the rest of your natural life. So I don't necessarily blame Hollywood for wanting to tap that magic a second time. So, here it is. Our …

Naptime Chronicles: Leaving for the Hospital

“There I am jogging down the road. Not just jogging — running. It’s freedom. I must be well over a mile in. I’m feeling great. I haven’t exercised in the past nine months of pregnancy due to bed rest, and … Continue reading ?

Save More for Retirement – Choose the Inexpensive Wine

Baby boomers like to drink wine, don’t we? I do (although it is hard to beat a good IPA). We hear and read that a moderate amount of wine – red wine in particular – is good for us. I choose to adopt this belief in my own drinking habits. Show More Summary

This just in: John Cafferty actually had four hits in the '80s, including this gem

Today is the big day for linguists everywhere as the Scripps National Spelling Bee starts its two-day competition with 285 kid spellers taking a stab at correctly spelling words like onomatopoeia and triskaidekaphobia. For those Stuck in the ‘80s, we start our competition out with an easy one, courtesy of John Cafferty & the Beaver …

A passage of life baby boomers are confronting

Dr. Lorie Eber writes that a good death is hard to come by.

30 years later, Bond fans still whistle the same tune about 'A View to a Kill'

Is it possible that the worst James Bond movie also has the best theme song? Thirty years ago this week, that's what '80s fans were thinking when they first saw A View to a Kill in movie theaters. Released May 24, 1985, A View to a Kill was the 14th Bond flick and featured the title tune by a bunch of lads calling …

New podcast: Hair metal in the '80s ... part 1

For 10 years, Stuck in the '80s has managed to avoid this topic. No, not politics. Not fashion. Hair Metal. The one genre that most of our hosts are grossly and intentionally negligent in knowledge. But no more. This week, guest co-host Dave Dirt -- if that IS his real name -- joins us and takes everyone to school on the "glam …

The story of Stan Ridgway and his Vietnam love story 'Camouflage'

Memorial Day has passed and many spent time over the weekend placing flowers in the cemeteries for loved ones departed, including those who served our country. In tribute to those veterans, we give an ‘80s salute with Stan Ridgway and Camouflage.

Don’t Let a Retirement Age Select You

I have advocated for a retirement plan in which the prospective retiree selects – in advance – an age at which he or she will retire. Some would call this retirement goal setting.  I think this makes sense because without a definite target in mind, the date or age of your retirement may select you. Show More Summary

Two boomers move from Silicon Valley to Swaziland

Wendy and Rick Walleigh trade careers in high tech to “encore career" in Africa.

Memorial Day box officer winners in the '80s

A long time, in a galaxy far far … well, the galaxy we're in now, Memorial Day weekend used to mean one thing: box office movie madness - '80s style. Sure, we could have spent our time off at the beach, but that would have meant missing out on flicks like Rocky III or Return of the Jedi. If you've ever been …

The Falcon, the Snowman, David Bowie and Pat Metheny: What do they have in common?

As we wrap up Movie Week on Lost and Found, it is fitting we feature an artist who deftly combined acting and singing in the ‘80s - David Bowie with the haunting This Is Not America.

Boomers regret not working longer at careers

Many boomers believe retirement is a "romantic fantasy of the past."

30 years later, critics still feel 'Brewster's Millions' isn't worth a nickel

When you saw Brewster's Millions back in 1985, did it seem familiar at all? As if you'd seen it somewhere before? Released 30 years ago, the 1985 movie was actually the seventh film based on a 1902 novel of the same name. Written by George Barr McCutcheon, Brewster's Millions tells the story of a young man who …

Can you name Meat and Tommy Turner's favorite high school anthem?

Is anybody in SIT80's Nation having a high school reunion this year? Even if you aren't attending a reunion, don't worry, you will still always have memories of your High School Nights.

Where business with boomers is picking up

Laura Lee Carter relocated to a part of Colorado with majestic vistas.

Practicing for Retirement Makes Perfect

[Editor’s Note: The following post is from Susan – yes, the very same Susan who is the new woman in my life. Although she is a baby boomer, she is new to the world of baby boomer blogging so please welcome her (and be nice!). For future...Show More Summary

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