Article Archives: Boomerang

Go to Your High School Reunion!

My 50th High School Reunion from Tech High School is this year (Class of ‘67) and I’m on the reunion committee. Our committee is small so decision making has been easy — the more people, the more time spent making choices. Tech in the 60s was enormous — 5,400 students … Read More

American Foods in World Cuisine

So what’s for dinner? Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce, sliced tomatoes, pumpkin bread with maple syrup, and vanilla ice cream with  chocolate syrup for dessert. Sounds luscious doesn’t it? It’s something else. It’s all American foods. Foods that native Americans cultivated and ate long before European … Read More

Indianapolis Noontime Boomer Cartoons

When I was of  prime cartoon watching age in the mid-1950s to early 1960s, there were a lot of cartoon programs on Saturday morning — Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jekyll, Droopy, Tom and Jerry, etc. Through the week, especially during the school year, there was Lunchtime Theater on Channel 4. … Read More

Growing Up Boomer: Holiday Edition

I’m a cusp Boomer/GenX child — too young to share the cultural experiences of Boom Boomers, too old to share the cynicism of GenX. My father was a Depression baby, which left a mark: He was, to put it nicely, frugal. My mother was a farm girl who shared my … Read More

The Christmas Letter

For the last 25 years or so, I have created that under-appreciated, dreaded Christmas letter! You know the one, all about the cat’s surgery, your root canal that went terribly wrong, and the vacation to some beach. I never meant to do this, but after my daughter went off to … Read More