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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

70 years later, love still opens the door for Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend turned 70 yesterday. Ok, I'll make the easy joke... He didn't die before he got old.

About Sheena Easton ... Here's her almost-hit from 'About Last Night'

Which Sheena Easton do you like? Version 1.0, 2.0 or Version 3.0 featured in today's So Far, So Good from the movie About Last Night.

I love 'Dune' and sandworms ... but not THIS much

"He who controls the action figures controls the universe!" I just came across this vintage 1984 "poseable" action figure of an Arrakis sandworm from the movie Dune. A very tempting purchase because I know a certain Stuck in the '80s podcast co-host that would totally nerd out for this. Only one problem.

Could this be the best 'forgotten' duet of the '80s? The story of 'Don't Box Me In'

S.E. Hinton's novels were all the rage in the early 80's, with her books spawning no less than four ‘80s movies, including Rumble Fish with the forgotten song Don't Box Me In.

A boomer with a life too full for new friends?

Leslie Handler writes perhaps a life has been touched by friends.

Seven foods baby boomers ought to eat

Dr. Pamela Peek says the goal after age 50 is to prevent disease.

Watch Simple Minds perform on Billboard Awards show to mark Breakfast Club's 30th anniversary

Thank you, Billboard Music Awards, for showing extra love for the '80s in Sunday night's telecast. First Van Halen and then a surprise appearance by Simple Minds. Introduced by Molly Ringwald, Jim …

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