My Parents Were Awesome

Throwback Thursday: My Parents Were Awesome

Before fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents were free-wheeling, fashion-forward and super awesome. My Parents Were Awesome is a 2011 book by Eliot Glazer. It’s full of awesome pictures of awesome parents in the age before filters, Flickr and Picmonkey’s touch-up tool. Most of the parents featured in the book are Baby Boomers […]

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Bigfoot Song

When I was in the 3rd grade my teacher took our class on a camping trip in the Colorado Rockies. It was a great adventure for a kid, even if I worried the entire time that Bigfoot might get me. Later, I realized Bigfoot (Sasquatch) was just Chewbacca, the Wookie from Star Wars. And, after […]

How To Make Notes 80s style

Texting 80s Style + How To Fold A Note

Here’s how we passed notes in class back in the day! Kids, this is how we texted in the 80s. — Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) September 2, 2014 The blog, Assemble A Well-Crafted Life, offers a tutorial on how to fold a note 80s style. If that doesn’t work, here’s another one from the blog […]

Gen Y and Scotland

Scotland Yes Generation

Will Gen Y Win Independence for Scotland?

Will Generation Y win independence for Scotland? More importantly, if they do, will they live to regret it? From a generation and public relations perspective, I’m fascinated by how well this seemingly impossible campaign has gone. I don’t think the referendum will pass (this time), but wow! This campaign is so impressive and should prove […]


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Free Webinar on Work-Life Balance with Tammy Erickson

Lead employers know that in order to attract the best employees and sustain their competitive advantage, they must find ways to support working families.  They know that creating a culture that fosters a healthy integration between work and life can have a positive impact on profits and accomplishments. And yet, working parents throughout the U.S. […]

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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Butterfly in September

Pied Beauty: September Butterflies

I cut some zinnias in the rain on Wednesday. I gave them to my son Sully to take to the neighbors. People like flowers from the garden I told him. He was so good to carry the fistfuls. He ran barefoot across the rain-drenched street, and the years we’ve lived in this house number 10. […]


Rest in Peace

Jimi Jamison Survivor

Survivor Lead Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63

80s rock star Jimi Jamison died on August 31, from a heart attack. He was 63. Jamison was the lead singer for Survivor. Their hits included Eye of the Tiger, The Search Is Over and I Can’t Hold Back.      

Melissa and Joan Rivers

Melissa and Joan

Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa: a Silent Generation – Generation X Combo. Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers.