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Catching Up With...Debbie Meyer

By Bob on March 20, 2013 4:18 AM | Read More

If you call Debbie Meyer a "bag lady," you're not hurling an insult at her. This Boomer IS a Bag Lady and she's real proud of it. You would be too, if your bags were in just about every household in America.

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Catching Up With...Diane Omdahl

By Bob on February 15, 2013 4:27 AM | Read More

Diane Omdahl is one of those fascinating Boomers who is never satisfied - and I mean that in a good way.

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Catching Up With...Michael Gitter

By Bob on January 25, 2013 4:33 AM | Read More

Michael Gitter is a Boomer with a gift for nostalgia and getting things done. He's using his entrepreneurial skills to tap into the collective consciousness of pop culture with a new website you'll be talking about soon.

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Catching Up With...Dr. Scott Lewis

By Bob on January 4, 2013 5:16 AM | Read More

If Dr. Scott Lewis' life had a theme song, it might be the old Marx Brother's Classic, Hello, I Must Be Going. Like Groucho Marx in this classic routine, Scott doesn't stay too long in one place.

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Catching Up With...Gail McMeekin

By Bob on December 14, 2012 5:23 AM | Read More

Gail McMeekin is a triple-threat Boston Boomer who's full of energy and ideas. She's an author, licensed psychotherapist and CEO of her own company, CreativeSuccess LLC. At her core, she's a Boomer with a mission for helping women entrepreneurs and professionals leverage their creativity and develop products and services that generate revenue.

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Catching Up With...David Bitter

By Bob on November 23, 2012 4:36 AM | Read More

Texans have a saying they sometimes use when sizing up the measure of a man, "He's all hat and no cattle," they'll sneer when the person in question is less than what he pretends to be. A Texan might size up David Bitter with the opposite of that remark.

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Catching Up With...Rick Niece

By Bob on November 2, 2012 5:40 AM | Read More

Regardless of your political persuasion, Rick Niece is a president I think you'd be happy to support.

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Catching Up With ... Charlee Storner

By Bob on October 19, 2012 5:23 AM | Read More

I've spent most of my adult life in the company of wonderfully creative people - art directors, actors, actresses, musicians, writers, photographers and artists, but Charlee Storner has a creative skill I've never experienced.

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Catching Up With... Gini Graham Scott

By Bob on October 5, 2012 3:21 AM | Read More

Gini Graham Scott is one of those multi-hyphenate Boomers who's talented at so many things it's tough to know how to describe her.

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Catching Up With...Susan Cooper

By Bob on September 14, 2012 5:03 AM | Read More

Susan Cooper is a California Boomer who knows her way around the Blogosphere. By her description, she's a displaced sales executive who actually found her place when she was displaced out of her last job.

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Catching Up With ... Christie Mellor

By Bob on August 31, 2012 5:36 AM | Read More

Webster's Dictionary defines the word "unique" as "one of a kind; having no equal." Yeah, that pretty much describes Boomer Babe Christie Mellor.

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Catching Up With...Peter Spiers

By Bob on August 17, 2012 3:01 AM | Read More

Peter Spiers is a Boston Boomer that's engaged in helping other boomers create a happy, holistic, brain-healthy lifestyle that's rich and meaningful. If that sounds "new agey," put down your psychic crystal and relax. That's not Peter's bowl of granola.

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Catching Up With...Dr. Shekhar Challa

By Bob on August 3, 2012 8:18 AM | Read More

The problem with plenty of Boomers is that when you ask "How are you doing?," they spend the next hour telling you. Well, when Dr. Shekhar Challa asks how you're feeling, he really wants to know. This Kansas (Topeka) gastroenterologist and author spends his days (and most nights) dedicated to helping people stay healthy.

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Catching Up With...Debbie Gioquindo

By Bob on July 20, 2012 4:47 AM | Read More

You know the cliché "When life gives you lemons?" Well, when Debbie Gioquindo was laid off from a corporate gig last year, this New York State Boomer put a spin on that saying. She looked adversity up and down and instead of making lemonade she made wine - not lemon wine, but real honest-to-God wine.

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Catching Up With...Martha Nelson

By Bob on July 6, 2012 2:02 AM | Read More

If you're looking Boomer role model, you don't have to look much farther than Martha Nelson. This Nashville resident has redefined the notion of reinvention by shifting gears and careers to become exactly who she wants to be at this stage of her life.

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Catching Up With...Barbara Freedman Doyle

By Bob on June 22, 2012 3:17 AM | Read More

If you want to accuse Barbara Freedman Doyle of having stars in her eyes, go right ahead. It's an occupational hazard for this California Boomer. She's been in the entertainment business for several years and knows the ins and outs of Hollywood better than just about anyone.

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Catching Up With...June McCash

By Bob on June 8, 2012 5:16 AM | Read More

This Boomer is a former college professor at Middle Tennessee State University (Go Blue Raiders!), award-winning author and traveler extraordinaire.

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Catching Up With...Guy Gallo

By Bob on May 25, 2012 5:04 AM | Read More

Guy Gallo is a Big City Boomer who teaches screenwriting at New York's Columbia University and Barnard College. This Manhattanite is a married (Jeannine) father of two, Dominy (10) and Whitmore (5).

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Catching Up With...Judith Hannan

By Bob on May 11, 2012 5:26 AM | Read More

Judith Hannan is one of those Boomers with an indomitable spirit and a passion for helping people. She's an author, mother, music educator and volunteer who lives in Manhattan with a view overlooking Central Park.

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Catching Up With...Kathy Smith

By Bob on April 27, 2012 2:27 AM | Read More

If you look up the word "energetic" in an online dictionary, you're likely to pull up a photo of Kathy Smith. This Utah Boomer is a fitness expert and single mother of two with an unlimited supply of drive and a spirited attitude that's taking her places. As you'll see, the outdoors are among her many loves so we felt lucky when we caught her just as she was heading out to hike her favorite mountain trail...

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Catching Up With...Andrea Metcalf

By Bob on April 13, 2012 5:04 AM | Read More

There are plenty of Boomers on the move, and then there's Andrea Metcalf. She's an author, fitness expert, reality TV star, social media spokesperson, producer of women's conferences and single mother of three college kids.

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Catching Up With...Howard Stephen Berg

By Bob on March 30, 2012 5:16 AM | Read More

You have to be F A S T to catch up with Boomer Howard Stephen Berg. Yeah, the writer, speaker, product spokesperson and frequent talk show guest has a lot on his plate. But, that's not the only reason.

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Catching Up With...Jane Honeck

By Bob on March 16, 2012 5:46 AM | Read More

Jane Honeck is always busy. As a speaker, author, frequent talk-radio guest AND a Certified Public Accountant, just squeezing a minute out of her very busy day is next to impossible.

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Catching Up With...Barry Frangipane

By Bob on March 2, 2012 3:13 AM | Read More

We all know that Baby Boomers like to travel, but Barry Frangipane is a Boomer who takes it to the extreme!

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Catching Up With...Ellen Sarver Dolgen

By Bob on February 17, 2012 5:01 AM | Read More

The classic Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot would be the perfect backdrop to California Boomer Ellen Sarver Dolgen's life.

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Catching Up With...Dr. Jean Greaves

By Bob on February 3, 2012 1:17 AM | Read More

We all have people in our lives who are smart. The really lucky ones among us know people who are crazy smart. If you're a friend of Dr. Jean Greaves you're automatically in the really lucky column. This Baby Boomer is an accomplished author, speaker, psychologist, CEO and Mom.

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Catching Up With...Rebecca Stark Nugent

By Bob on January 20, 2012 6:18 AM | Read More

Rebecca Stark Nugent is a Boomer ball of fire. She just completed her first novel, If the Devil Had a Wife and then wrapped up filming on a feature length documentary about the novel.

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Catching Up With...Ivy Halford

By Bob on January 6, 2012 5:33 AM | Read More

Catching up with Ivy Halford is like roping the wind - she's enigmatic, always in motion and as refreshing as a cool Texas breeze.

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Catching Up With...Lauren & Gigi

By Bob on December 23, 2011 5:30 AM | Read More

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" right? Not according to Boomers Lauren Ellwood and Gigi Gold. They put their own spin on that tried-and-truism and instead believe that -- When life gives you lemons, make....a new fragrance!

 

Fueled by the recession, Lauren and Gigi took their knowledge of scents and Boomers and designed a fabulous fragrance made with natural oils. It's called Cocktail and it's about as intoxicating as its namesake. Fueled with a mix of violet leaves, jasmine and amber, the light fresh scent is subtle while being memorable.

 

We caught up with the Chicago-area Boomers as they were taking a breather from launching Cocktail. Since we found Lauren first, we jumped at the chance to ask her a few questions...

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Catching Up With... Mary O'Neill

By Bob on December 9, 2011 5:37 AM | Read More

Mary's a hospice nurse by night and a lot of things during the day - dog lover, fitness buff, gardener (she confesses to being Mary, Mary quite contrary, after all!) and fan of American Idol. She lives in the Texas Hill Country (a slice of heaven that stretches from about Waco to just south of San Antonio) and is always active with friends, family or her beloved dog, "Pumpkin".

 

We caught up with Mary as she was enjoying a rare break in her busy schedule. She agreed to kick back, pour herself a glass of wine and answer a few questions...

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Catching Up With...Bill Buck

By Bob on November 25, 2011 7:20 AM | Read More

Bill is a renowned advertising art director and avowed car buff (BMW's mostly) who is as comfortable at the track as he is with his Mac. When he isn't designing award-winning logos, brochures and ads, he spends time with his family.

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Catching Up With...Vickie Whigham

By Bob on November 11, 2011 4:39 AM | Read More

If Vickie Whigham ever tells you "your number's up!" you'd better pay attention. This Boomer is a Certified Medical Coder for a large cardiology group in Fort Worth, TX and numbers - make that "codes" - are her life.

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Catching Up With...Amy Wood

By Bob on October 28, 2011 2:12 AM | Read More

Amy Wood is one of those talented women who can do just about anything. After spending the first part of her career in the high-pressure world of Chicago advertising, she shifted gears. That's when she enrolled in Chicago's Adler School of Professional Psychology - earned her degree - and became a psychologist! When she's not working with patients at her Portland, Maine office, or training for her next marathon (yeah, she's a runner, too!) you're likely to find her outdoors enjoying the beauty of a New England autumn. We were lucky enough to grab her just as she came inside...

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Catching Up With...Betty Bentley

By Bob on October 14, 2011 5:43 AM | Read More

Betty Bentley is a Boomer who's been-there-done-that from coast to coast. The former resident of New York, Australia, California, Mexico and Kentucky (whew!) is now home in Texas. Like many Boomers with aging parents, a family emergency (the death of her father) was the reason for her return. For the time being she's decided to stay put in Arlington - at least until she heads out on another great adventure!

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Catching Up With...Teri Gault

By Bob on September 30, 2011 2:59 AM | Read More

Teri Gault is the one person you want pushing your grocery cart on your next trip to Target. She's a coupon Goddess, grocery Guru, lifestyle expert and genius at helping people learn how to save money shopping. She's constantly on the run, but we caught her just as she was heading to lunch and she filled us in between bites...

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Catching Up With...Betsy Robinson

By Bob on September 16, 2011 6:57 AM | Read More

Betsy Robinson is an accomplished author and former actress happily living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This New York City boomer loves her dog, reading and writing to her dead mother. Maybe I should let her explain that one...

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Catching Up With...Larry Felder

By Bob on September 2, 2011 4:50 AM | Read More

Larry Felder is one of those Baby Boomers who never took his eyes off the prize. Years ago, Larry and wife Linda decided they wanted to move to Costa Rica when they hit retirement. They'd been coastal residents for years and decided that the people, terrain and quality of life in this Central American country made perfect sense to them. After years of research, planning and preparation, they took the big expatriate leap - left their family and art gallery back in lovely Port Aransas, Texas - and landed in the jungle near Playa Hermosa.

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Melynda Commiato

By Charlotte on August 19, 2011 8:00 AM | Read More

Turning 53 was a light-bulb moment for Boomer Melynda Commiato. That's when the Texas native decided it was "time to take care of me."

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Catching Up With...Carolee Ratzer

By Bob on August 5, 2011 5:36 AM | Read More

Carolee is a southern girl who's just as comfortable at the ballpark as she is running a restaurant. This Lakeland, FL Boomer is manager/hostess at a beautiful privately-owned restaurant in a "southern plantation" inn. When she's not taking care of guests, she's taking time off to watch her son, Nick, play baseball (The 23-year old is a right-handed pitcher in the minor league system for the Chicago White Sox).

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Catching Up With...Michael Pellecchia

By Bob on July 22, 2011 4:13 AM | Read More

Today we're catching up with a true Renaissance man. Michael's an accomplished musician (clarinet), columnist, business entrepreneur and (you guessed it) blogger who lives in picturesque Lee, New Hampshire. This boomer's got plenty of stories to tell...like the night he was playing a gig with the legendary Robert Ealey and Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell dropped by...and hundreds more just as good!

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Catching Up With...Linda Storer

By Bob on July 8, 2011 1:25 AM | Read More

Linda is an Administrative Assistant for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD in Bedford, Texas. She started working full time after her last "baby" began first grade because she says she was feeling "bored". . . now 18 years later, she's still there!

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Catching Up With...K.T. McLeaish

By Bob on June 10, 2011 3:41 AM | Read More

K.T. is retired from a long-time, non-paying career of political activism (she was once an elected member of the Democratic National Committee). She's been married to a prominent West Texas criminal lawyer (Michael McLeaish) for 32 years and they've lived in Odessa, TX for the past 34. She has one son and daughter-in-law, a step-daughter and two "bonus grandchildren." K.T. loves to travel (she once sailed the South Pacific and has actually been to Pitcairn and Easter Islands). Both of these trips were taken, she says "years ago - before tort reform!"

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Catching Up With...Gene Tyler

By Bob on May 27, 2011 6:22 AM | Read More

Gene is President of United Specialty Benefits (USB), an employee benefits management company in Bedford, TX. He's a father of two lovely daughters (Lindsey & Mallory) and - you wouldn't know it by looking at him - is a grandfather (Maverick).

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We're Kicking Off a New Column

By Bob on April 29, 2011 6:51 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I thought it would be fun to "brief" you on the Boomer brothers and sisters who frequent the site. So, we've decided to create a new column called "Catching Up With..." that pulls back the curtain on another Boomer every couple of weeks.

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Bob's been battling bruises. He mashed his hand really good while moving our dryer (ouch!). So like a good little wife, I googled natural ways to help heal his hurts.

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Grace & Frankie

In the mood for a quirky comedy? Netflix' favorite female odd couple, Grace & Frankie, returns to the streaming service March 24th. For those of you who haven't discovered the quirky Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin series it may be one for your watch list.

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