Turtle Tuesday: Generation Z

Debt Trap

Debt Trap Campaign Exposes How Debt Destroys Families

The Children’s Society of England recently launched a brilliant campaign that exposes the impact of problem debt on children. The organization wants to end its damaging effects on the whole family and has issued a report revealing 2.5 million children live in families that are behind on £4.8 billion of household bills and loan repayments. […]

Generation X

Empire Records

Empire Records Cult Classic of Late Wave Gen-Xers

When I created this map of Generation X movies from all 50 states I didn't include the now cult classic EMPIRE RECORDS. The film, which was set in Delaware, was released in 1995. It's a coming-of-age movie that follows a group of indie record store employees through the course of a day. The … [Read More...]

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Blue Plate Special: August 29, 2014 (Generation Links)

Sometimes -- like every day -- I look at my 9-year-old son and wonder how did we go from four to nine in like three days? I snuggle with him every night while he says his prayers and lately the bed's been getting smaller and smaller! This weekend we're celebrating his birthday with a big … [Read More...]

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Generation X Has Lost Nearly 7 Million Full-Time Jobs

So many times on this blog I've written about the outlook for Generation X. Today, let's just talk about the present. Here's an excerpt from demographer and historian Neil Howe. Read the entire new series about generations on Forbes. The aggregate statistics read like the gigantic auto accident … [Read More...]

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The 1990s In One Picture

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Birthday Boy!

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What To Give A 9-Year-Old Boy For His Birthday

For my son Sullivan’s 9th birthday, I threw him an adventure party in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. We had a lot of fun celebrating with his friends. You can see by this picture they all showed up wearing the same amazing smile. Ha! But, the best thing we gave him for his birthday was Theoneste, […]