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Boomers Write

A Lonely Heart

I’d been telling myself for months that I should go down to Florida to visit her. But between working and graduate school, a free...

So you want to publish your memoirs

Publishing a book used to be so much simpler, and so much harder. While the 21st century has democratized the process of publishing— it’s...

The meaning of Motown for a white kid

Do you remember them? Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles,...

A chef’s experience: Cooking in the time of Covid

During the bizarre period since mid-March, with external activities crimped, I cooked a lot, gardened before the mosquitoes intervened, masked, distanced from most people,...

Strawberry Sangria: A cheerful drink in trying times

Despite its ominous name, meaning “bleeding” in Spanish, the Iberian wine punch “Sangría” is a cheery, even gentle, drink in warm weather. The congenially...

Spaghetti alla Putanesca: A Storied Dish to Spice up Winter Dining

The scent of evil perpetually attracts. In the 1890s, for example, Oscar Wilde noted, “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will...

The Woodpecker Trail, Part 2 – The Southern Leg

The Fall 2018 issue of BoomAthens carried our piece about the northern part of Georgia’s historic Woodpecker Trail (Highway 121). Now we visit the 140-mile...

To everything there is a season. Some thoughts on inner harvesting

There’s a small branching plant with clusters of yellow pods that burst open in the fall to reveal intense orange, jewel-like berries. In Indiana...

Have some history with your food

One significant advantage of being over 50 is no longer having to cook daily for family. But for those who enjoy cooking, or even...

Failure to follow my own advice

I began my financial planning career in 1999. I enthusiastically assisted my clients in planning for their future, and I did my best to...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1

In just a two-block section of Baxter Street, six, locally owned restaurants have emerged to establish the locale as a dining destination. Easily within...

On Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Here I am, returning to the Athens Area Humane Society one year after adopting Leo. Dear Leo, the cat I wasn’t sure I wanted...

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...