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A new novel by our Ranter-in-Residence

Writer Carrier Slocomb's new book takes place in 1640 off Rhode Island’s Narragansett coast.

Baby boomers have more time to travel

Boomers Carol and Paul Viau share great travel ideas.

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson has a second act

One of the musical groups every baby boomer remembers is The Beach Boys. They were Fun, Fun, Fun (til her Daddy took the T-Bird away). Well now there’s a movie about the founder of this mostly family rock group, and [...]

The Complexity of Working with Medicare, Social Security and Health Savings Accounts

I called the national Social Security phone line last week to discuss survivor benefits. (More on that later.) Of course, the person I spoke with could not actually process my claim.  Instead, he had to schedule a future telephone appointment to do that, with my local Social Security office. Show More Summary

When a baby boomer is creative and successful

Best selling author Daniel Silva shares an excerpt from his 15th thriller, The English Spy.

Prominent boomer calls for prayers and learning

Mencer Donahue Edwards grew up attending Charleston's historic Emmanuel A.M.E. Church.

Saturday mornings when boomers were kids

Writer Eric Mondschein recalls a time when TV was new and cartoons were good.

Healing With Words: A boomer writer’s journey

Steps toward healing from psychologist and author Diana Raab.

Building My Retirement Spending Plan

I finally got busy this week doing a lot of work on my retirement spending plan. This has been a work in progress for several years as I have acquired TIPS and I-Bonds as part of my Failsafe Retirement Plan grand strategy. But interesting...Show More Summary

Mad Men: Some boomers knew the glamor

Former ad man Paul Viau bids farewell to the golden advertising age.

One way for baby boomers to save a bundle

BoomerCafé's David Henderson explains how to get smart about smartphones.

Mistakes When Moving a Parent to a Retirement Community

My siblings and I are trying to encourage and help our mother move out of the Florida house where she has lived for twenty-five years and relocate to a senior independent living community in Virginia. (Truth be told, most of this burden...Show More Summary

One baby boomer’s endless summer

Erin O'Brien celebrates growing up at Redondo Beach, California.

Too early for boomers to be thinking tombstones?

Retired newspaperman Garret Mathews has some ideas for a grave marker.

What one boomer learned from lightning bugs

Marcia Smalley reflects on summertime nights when fireflies lit her world.

Jobs that are LOOKING for baby boomers

There are programs designed to give jobs to people our age.

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday of a Senior Family Member

Susan and I are  back in Nashville after a weekend in The Villages.  The Villages is the world’s largest community for 55+ adults. There are over 100,000 retirees living there. My father is one of them. He turned 90 this past week and his family gathered to celebrate this milestone birthday. Show More Summary

Those special years between 1946 and 1964

Writer Fred Arnow examines the impact the world has had on baby boomers.

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

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