Archive for Baby Boomers

Roxanne Tellier – We All Loved You, Frank Gutch Jr – Tributes, Tales, and Tears

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Yesterday I went through all of the private messages I’d shared with Frank Gutch Jr, since I’d first encountered him. It was in 2013, just after I’d begun writing this weekly column, and right from that first message, it was as though we were separated at birth.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Kids Are Alright

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2018 by segarini

My kids are Gen Xers, the ‘middle child’ of generations. Praise the lawd and hope the creek don’t rise, they’re safely ensconced in solid careers. They’re good people, with good hearts and a firm grasp of reality, if at times, perhaps a little jaded from growing up in this society and as our kids.

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Roxanne Tellier – Come The Revolution

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by segarini

A friend of mine is looking forward to retirement, after being with the same company for nearly 40 years. She’s been there through the formative years, and the technological shifts that overtook them in the past three decades.

Since she’s in Human Resources, she’s privy to information that was never committed to either paper or computer files. This year, her work colleagues are basically downloading all of the insider information that only she can divulge, siphoning off her knowledge and memories of the people and actions that created the agency she’s helped to build and maintain.

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Roxanne Tellier – With No Direction Home

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by segarini

When we first sold our house, worrying about finding a space that would be safe, affordable, and have amenities nearby didn’t seem like such a big deal. Really, we reasoned, how hard could it be?  I, for one, thought that our biggest problem would be agreeing on location.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Last Taboo

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2016 by segarini

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The latest round of celebrity deaths has shaken Baby Boomers to the core. Even if they hadn’t thought of the artist, or listened to their music in decades, the sudden realisation that another part of our youth is irretrievably gone, resonates.

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Roxanne Tellier: Apocalypse Now?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2015 by segarini

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So, apparently we’re on the verge of another mass extinction – the last one killed off the dinosaurs. We’ve exploited the planet through hunting, fishing, and degrading wild habitats, and the planet is fighting back. Couldn’t happen to a nicer species, judging by our behaviour of late.  I thought the advent of ‘promposals’ would have pushed us over the edge.

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Roxanne Tellier: Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me? When I’m 64.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2013 by segarini

Roxanne DBAWISTick tock, Tick tock. Time is marching on for everyone, but oh so very visibly for the Baby Boomers. And most particularly for those of us who chose careers that put us in the public’s eye. If you are lucky enough to stay on the right side of the grass, you are going to get old, and if you have a scrap book full of photos, you are going to have proof positive that aging in our society is not for the weak of heart or stomach.

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