Evolution of Technology – Rotary Dial Phone Nostalgia

Old Rotary Dial Telephone

This Evolution of Technology series article focuses on the rotary telephone or as our guest co-author Professor Weber likes to refer to our recent old telephone past - Reflections on Prehistoric Telecommunications. Professor Weber leads off: When boxing up possessions to remove from a room I’m … [Read more...]

Senior Assisted Living and the Sandwich Generation

Enjoying a trip to Vegas with my parents

Dealing with aging parents has always been a challenge, but in recent years with longevity increasing almost exponentially, it’s become an even bigger job. Boomers are often in the situation of being The Sandwich Generation because of this modern phenomenon of raising kids and dealing with aging … [Read more...]

Social Interaction Propels Virtual Interaction

Group-Alive at 140 Conference in NYC

I’ve been on a three-year journey, learning Social Media, taught to me initially by social media marketing consultant Linda Sherman, and then venturing into the vast expanding Internet universe alone. Scary. Exciting. Addictive. Alluring. No, those are words for my wife. I've learned that … [Read more...]

Boomer Parenting Tips – Tech Manners

Phones in Bowl - Image by Ray Gordon

There's a new word out there - netiquette - and it's about manners in our tech obsessed world. On this topic, I wrote a recent A Dad’s Point-of-View column, called, When Is Rude, Rude? inspired by an incident that took place in our home. It's a perfect subject for another Boomer Parenting Tips … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Love New Gadgets

Photo courtesy of warepin.com

As a boomer, I’ve found myself alternately resisting and embracing emerging technologies, new technology gadgets, and modern technology altogether. Sometimes, my stubborn old self (the guy that is portrayed in our It’s a Tech World After All cartoons) just wants to say, “Leave me alone!” But, more … [Read more...]

Boomer Parenting Tips – Parents On Facebook

Can Parents be Friends on Facebook with Their Kids?

  Are you friends on Facebook with all your family members? Should you be? What are the risks? What are the benefits? Parents on Facebook is a delicate thing. For that matter, monitoring your kid's activities on the Internet in general is a delicate thing. It's part of your parenting … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Film Photography and Darkrooms

These old cameras are even before our time

AKA Bruce’s Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Four* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber After a hard-fought campaign, a re-count, and a “chad” review, film photography and darkrooms won the day and is the topic for our 4th … [Read more...]

Boomer Parenting Tips – Internet Safety – An Introduction

What are our kids doing on the Internet?

Internet Safety is a subject that is both sensitive and ultra-important to all parents. As parents, our job is to protect our children.  But, sometimes protecting them from dangers can be difficult, alienate them, and frankly even be hard to implement.  The internet has its share of mysteries and … [Read more...]

Boomer Parenting Tips – The Balancing Act

Balancing Work and Family Life Isn't Always Easy

The work and life balance isn't easy. Whether it’s too much technology, too much work, too much television, or just “too much,” parents are always doing a “Balancing Act” with their time.  Who gets it, who doesn’t, who needs it, who has been left out, etc.  It’s a classic parental dilemma and one … [Read more...]

The Technology Monster

These ads were everywhere!

Sometimes, I just wish it would stop.  The “Technology Monster” won’t stop following me!  I recently visited Southeast Asia and found this monster everywhere. It didn’t matter if it was the high-living, modern, extra-ordinary city of Hong Kong or the severe poverty of Cambodia and Borneo! The … [Read more...]