How Do YOU Say Thank You?

Repost With the 2019 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …

“Dear Mom”: A Letter From Your Baby Boomer Daughter on Mother’s Day

Dear Mom, You are the reason I am who I am.  I learned so much about being a mom from watching you.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that oftentimes you were making it up as you went along, situation by situation, daughter by daughter.  There really is no “how to be a …

Post Charlottesville, Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option For Millennials Or The Rest Of Us

I'm still trying to process what happened in Charlottesville, the president's response, and how these events will impact our youngest generations.   As an African-American baby boomer, with parents and grandparents who were active in the civil rights movement and who experienced the impact of racism for much of their lives, I know they expected their …

Surrounded by Knowledge and Experience…Listening and Learning from Other Generations

I’m a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), who makes an intentional effort to hang out with people from other generations. Boomers have been called the "Me Generation" because they were the first generation to take a breather between childhood and adulthood and explore being young.  They got married later, had kids later, and spent …

How Do YOU Say Thank You?

  With the 2017 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …