THIS blog is written by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers. The demographers will tell you that Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 but in terms of cultural and social influence, we’re talking of a much narrower band from the late war years (me) to the mid Fifties. Just think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg. Just think of growing up in the Sixties. Oh sorry, we don’t remember the Sixties do we?
Rumour has it that we had it good. Boomers grew into a world of free education, plentiful job opportunities, independent thinking, and free spirit culture. Some set out to change the world. And some succeeded.
For the most part, it has been and continues to be a Booming Marvellous time. Many of us are now retired. Most of us are grumpy old men. The rest of us are grumpy old women.
There are four main themes to the Booming Marvellous Blog:
- Observations on life – comments and advice as seen through the eyes of the boomer, usually inspired by current events.
- Travel — not the daily diary, but the offbeat, the unusual, and tips for others who are spending the kids’ inheritance.
- Entertainment – boomers continue to spend heavily on music, theatre, movies, wining and dining. Your views and comments are welcome.
- Old Codgers Corner – inspired by the regular coffee mornings for me and my mates where we put the world to rights and rant about how things have changed for the worse!
A core of boomers contribute most of the posts, led by Len the Pen (see Contributors). We welcome comments and contributions from around the world.