my first post – Old Baby Boomers Blues

This blog will be for those of us who were born during the early years of the baby boom – 1946 to 1950 (maybe 1951 or 1952 but after that thing changed enough that many of our experiences were different).

Some of this may come out as a rant.  But so what, it’s my blog.  Some will agree.  Some will disagree.  Many will not care… and consequently, I don’t care about them.  That may not actually be true, but I’m not writing this for them.

I was born in 1946, the first year of the baby boom, and I’m now 71 and feeling very despondent when I look at the condition of our society, our country, our world.  Sure, I like my smart phone and all it can do.  I love being able to find out about something instantly.  But we just had another school shooting and that exemplifies all that is wrong with us.  That we’re so violent and so closed minded and so angry.  And we feel so helpless in the face of the way things are rigged for the rich and the powerful.  The bullies are running the world, and most of us are cowering in the corner, hoping that they won’t notice us.