In the 1950s and early 60s there was an explosion of TV western series, many of which we can all remember now, although the heyday of the TV western was largely over by 1962. This post is a gentle exploration of what came and went and what led to the demise of a formula that … Read more Best Western TV Shows
There can be few boomers who do not remember the amazingly creative, and ground breaking for their time, Gerry Anderson TV shows. Gerry was influential on our TV screens from the early 1960s right through to the first decade of the new millennium, and if truth be told he has continued to have a huge … Read more Gerry Anderson TV Shows
One of the most interesting parts of my career was the period from 1984 to 1988 when I lived inside the Berlin Wall. This is just part of my story……. History of the Wall At 1.05am on Sunday 13 August 1961, East German border guards along with army combat soldiers assumed posts on the USSR/USA … Read more Inside The Berlin Wall 1980s Excitement
Many of us are retired or are retiring now, but Baby boomers, are hard to keep down and we are also looking at starting second, or as is often called these days ‘encore careers’ to find new and novel ways of working on our own terms. With the well documented increase in our survival into, … Read more Best Encore Careers Baby Boomers
Have you ever thought about how you might reinvent yourself at 60 or even after 60? While I always knew that the day would come, it seems to have come all too suddenly! I can remember thinking when I was living in West Berlin in the mid to late 80’s, that come the turn of … Read more Reinvent Yourself At 60
Here is the link to Part One In Part One of this story we saw the end of the World War II, the explosion of post-war baby births, the arrival of the Boomers, and the start of the influence they were able to bring to bear from the mid 50’s onward. Bill Hayley, Elvis Presley … Read more 1950s 1960s Culture – Part Two
Other than by the explosive numbers of baby births arriving in the immediate post war period, Baby Boomers would continue to make their presence felt around the world, with the development of post WW2 culture, through sheer force of numerical strength. By the 1960s Boomers were beginning to become teenagers and young adults in huge numbers. … Read more 1950s 1960s Culture – Part One
We hear much talk about the Baby Boomer generations and the Millennials. We hear some talk about the X and Y generations and we hear little about the Silent Generation. I have listened, and read, and been vaguely aware, but did not really have an understanding of the relationship between them all and what makes/made … Read more Where From Boomers?