Article Archives: Boomerang

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

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner when I was 15 years old. My mother had contracted hepatitis the January before and had such a bad case she was hospitalized twice that year, 6 weeks the first time and then 7 weeks in August. She was so weak she couldn’t get … Read More

The Traveler in the Dark Forest: A Spooky Fable for Halloween

Long, long ago in a land far away a man made ready for a long journey from his village to the great capital city on important family business. He received a warrant from his noble baron that gave him permission to travel and went to the village priest for a … Read More