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Boomer Life

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

CNAs worked through risk. Home care companies scrambled

Linda Stephens, 62, began caregiving at an early age in the tiny town of Siloam in Greene County. As a child, she took care...

Life in Corona-time

My husband and I are mostly homebodies, so our travel in early March was unusual. First, there was the weekend in Atlanta, watching our...

Get a move on!

January is the time for new year’s resolutions and topping many people’s lists is a resolve to get more exercise. For seniors, that’s a...

Author! Author! Boomer Writers Abound.

Following their passions and learning the book business Writing the Great American Novel may be a pipe dream for those of us in later life,...

Athens Places in Peril African American sites lead the list

Melissa Jest, African American Programs Director for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division has worked in three majority-minority cities – Philadelphia, Washington, and Savannah –...

Gay couple reflects on long journey

Frank Scott, 78, and Al Nettleton, 88, have been together 26 years, but both men began their adult lives in heterosexual marriages. Between them,...

Second Acts: Boomers launch new careers and new lives

From singer to actor: Originally from Nebraska, Marty Winkler is the ninth of 14 children. From the beginning she was destined to stand out from the crowd, performing her own work in public

Activism Then and Now, Part 2

Nancy McNair, 81, grew up in a Quaker household in Swarthmore, Pa., so activism came early for her, even in the conservative 1950s. “My mother...

Activism Then and Now

Many baby boomers were swept up in the tides of change beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, marching, protesting, meeting, boycotting, organizing, letter-writing, petitioning...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The Acquisitive Generation Begins to Downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...