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 …

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 …

Generation Z Goes To College

It's back to school time, and my youngest nephew is among the thousands of young people heading off to college.  My nephew was born in 1999, a year that conjures up great memories for me, including our family vacation to Disney World, and Prince's popular song lyrics.  It had never occurred to me until recently that …

Props To Generation X for Quietly Changing Society

Are you a member of Generation X?  If not, I'm sure they are among your co-workers, friends, and family.  Look around you. Gen X'ers are turning 50 in large numbers, and they are celebrating big time with extravagant birthday parties and lots of friends.  While this small generation ( born between 1965 and 1981) has …

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 …