Category Archives: baby boomers

the young artist’s life ain’t what it used to be

The juxtaposition of two articles about the creative life in the big city in today’s New York Times — one by the musician and artist David Byrne, the other by his daughter Malu, a jewelry designer — makes clear the … Continue reading

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student loans haunt older folks, too

Here’s a surprising way in which Baby Boomers are more like Millennials than people realize — people over 50 carry almost as big a student loan burden as do twenty-somethings. According to a report on NPR, the Federal Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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plus ca change

I love when an old piece of writing seems as if it could have been written yesterday, and could as easily be applied to today’s twenty-somethings as to the young Baby Boomers about whom it was intended. That’s why I … Continue reading

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which comes first, motherhood or adulthood?

Do you need to be fully adult before you start having babies, or is it having babies that helps turn you into an adult? That’s the question Sam and I wrote about on the Motherlode blog at nytimes.com. (Part of … Continue reading

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