When the passing of a generational icon hits home

August 28, 2021
I can feel the excitement here, can't you? Connie Hamzy died the other day. If you're a Boomer, like me, you probably know who she is, even if you think you don't....

San Francisco: the city of love

March 22, 2016
It's only fitting that, wandering around San Francisco, the city where the Love Generation took hold, I found stores still rockin' the 60s vibe. Yes, yes, I know,...

My Baby Boomer test

November 30, 2015
Flush with the success of my far superior Alzheimer’s test not too long ago, I simply had to devise a test for Baby Boomers to assess their knowledge of our cultural...

Nothing stays the same

May 20, 2015
Nothing stays the same, and sometimes, that makes us sad.  In that vein, we said goodbye this week to a series that was almost universally loved for its pitch-perfect...

In the future, remembering days past

May 15, 2015
It was 1967 and I was 16 years old when I heard the opening lines of Nights in White Satin. And then, the heavily orchestrated music of the Moody Blues began: Nights...

Throwback to the 1960s

March 26, 2015
Buick has reinvented itself now, but back in the day, there was no better throwback than a 1960s Buick. Note the gear shift on the steering column. The narrow, uncovered...

An evening of Sixties nostalgia

September 23, 2014
If I said love beads, The Pill, Vietnam the Space Race, white boots and hippies, you'd know immediately what I was talking about. Sixties nostalgia. Actually, all I'd...

The Sixties: maybe we saw too much

August 20, 2014
Watching the CNN series on The Sixties, I wasn't surprised that an entire two-hour episode was devoted to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I've seen so...

London Dispatch: Fashion through the ages at the V&A

June 7, 2013
Fashion, especially women's fashion, can instantly bring me back in time to scenes I remember from historical books or movies. Maybe it's Gone with the Wind. Or Jane...

When hippie chic was new

May 2, 2013
Do you remember these leather bracelets from the 1960s? They're everywhere today, but back then hand-worked leather bracelets were a brand new fashion...

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