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Boomer Girl Diary

Boomer Girl Diary: Divorce in the older-than-55 set
May 22, 2011
While the national divorce rate has dipped slightly since the early ’90s, it has doubled for the older-than-55 set. Probing, hard-hitting investigative journalist that I am, I wanted to know why
Boomer Girl Diary: Roman Holiday
May 8, 2011
Cathy and her husband took a trip to Italy, complete with special guest stars the pope and the travel expert whose books helped them prepare for the trip.
Boomer Girl Diary: IQ is just a number
April 17, 2011
Ever since learning her IQ in 1972, Cathy Hamilton has clung to the number like a life preserver in an ocean of daily embarrassment.
Boomer Girl Diary: Bachelorette party confidential
April 3, 2011
Before Cathy can celebrate her mother’s bachelorette party (you read that right), her sisters have something she needs to sign.
Boomer Girl Diary: Getting a grip
March 20, 2011
Honing the lost art of bladder control.
Boomer Girl Diaries: I can’t make this stuff up
March 5, 2011
You are about to read two true stories. Though it’s difficult to say which tale is harder to believe, neither has been embellished, exaggerated or falsified.
Boomer Girl Diary: Bring on the silent treatment
February 19, 2011
When chatty Cathy looses her voice, her husband can contain his excitement.
Boomer Girl Diary: Snow much for subtlety
February 5, 2011
It’s all so thrilling, at first. The fevered anticipation, the gung-ho enthusiasm… “Big snowstorm coming,” you cry, breathlessly. “Weather Channel says it’s going to be a colossal event. ‘Colossal,’ they said. And ‘historic.’ Look! I’ve got goose bumps!”
Boomer Girl Diary: Humiliation insurance
12:16 a.m., January 16, 2011 Updated 12:16 a.m.
I come by my aversion to the insurance industry honestly. I was force-fed the concept of risk management at an early age.
Boomer Girl Diary: Bring on the senior discounts
12:00 a.m., January 9, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
I am so down with the discounts-for-50-somethings philosophy, I think everyone should offer them.
Boomer Girl Diary: Mom’s new boyfriend produces anxious reaction
November 7, 2010
You think YOUR life is weird; my mom has a new boyfriend!
Boomer Girl Diary: “Normal” graded on a wide curve
October 24, 2010
I am pleased to report that, according to Oprah, I’m perfectly normal.
Boomer Girl Diary: Doing time in tight spaces
October 17, 2010
I don’t count claustrophobia among my many psychological challenges, but I can’t help but wonder if I could survive 70 days underground like those miners in Chile.
Boomer Girl Diary: Wedding vows I’d like to see
October 10, 2010
If it were up to me, the traditional marriage ceremony would have an added element of, well, let’s call it case-specific pragmatism.
Love means never having to use paper napkins
October 3, 2010
Most marriages are built on solid foundations of love, mutual respect, trust and understanding. Mine is built on toilet paper.