Nature Valley Docu-Ad Spotlights Screenagers, Addiction to Video Games

Nature Valley, maker of granola bars and oatmeal, created the following video for the Canadian market. It’s a documentary-style ad that features three generations talking about what they did for fun as kids. Generation Z (a.k.a. screenagers) actually talks about what they do for fun now because, well, they’re all still kids. Their answers are pretty sad. We’re raising […]

5 Forgotten Protests of Generation X

Children Protest Love Canal 1978 Generation X Protest

The Children’s March For Survival, 1972 On March 25, 1972, 30,000 people, most of them African-American school children, gathered on the streets of Washington D.C. to protest welfare reforms. The protest was called the Children’s March for Survival. The kids all carried homemade signs, braved cold temperatures and encircled the White House. They represented the 13th generation of […]

Generation Z At Work (Study)

Generation Z At Work

Generation Z, by broadest definition, begins in 1996 and runs to current day (2015). A new study sheds light on this Homelander Generation’s attitudes and behaviors at work. They want to drive to their jobs, head into their private offices and meet face-to-face with colleagues before calling it a day. They don’t want to work too late, […]

The Possibly True, Real Inspiration Behind Cyndi Lauper’s Hair (Daily Photo) (Definitely Possibly True)

Crissy Doll 2

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time. — Cyndi Lauper, 1984 This is my first Crissy Doll. It’s only been about 40 years since I first asked Santa to bring me one. Oh, Generation X, you never let anything go. So, I found Crissy, a Gen-Xer first-born in 1969 […]

St. Therese Saint Doll Inspires Girls to Follow Jesus (Indiegogo)

St Therese Doll

My daughter Juliette will be a senior in high school this fall. We talked the other day about her wonderful years at Villa Teresa Catholic School and how different it was from the other Catholic schools she’s attended. (Primarily different because it was run by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Therese. Many of the nuns taught at […]

Family Dinner: Award-Winning Film Explores Dating, Peer Pressure (Trailer)

family dinner

Family Dinner is a modern drama about dating, peer pressure and learning the nature of true love and the selfless service Christ’s love calls us to share in the Eucharist. It tells the story of 15-year-old Cristina (played by Paulina Cerrilla, 2012 NBC “The Voice” contestant and Hispanic CoverGirl makeup model) who gets caught planning to sneak […]

Gen Xer suffers brain fog. Tries HCF. Gets a happier brain. Likes it!

happy calm focused brain supplement

I recently received a bottle of the brain supplement Happy • Calm • Focused or HCF. Like most Gen-Xers who’ve been inundated over the last 25 years with a nauseating cocktail of marketing hype and scare journalism, I’m skeptical about, well, everything. It’s all those product recalls. There’s been so many over the years, I’ve grown numb […]