Archive for April, 2008

The New Generation Gap

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Be the change you wish to see in the world.  Gandhi

With the Republican nominee decided and the Democratics yet to find consensus on a candidate,  the Presidential primaries have offered some interesting revelations:

  • Women are not all voting for the only woman running.
  • Blacks are not all lined up behind the one Black candidate.
  • Experienced Senators are having trouble getting credit for long careers of hard-fought accomplishments.
  • New young voters have turned out in record numbers for a candidate who seems young.
  • The buzzword has been “change.”

What is going on?

I would suggest that we are experiencing the early pangs of a syndrome we, Baby Boomers, should recognize:

A Generation Gap!

Yes, there is growing evidence that the country is divided along generational lines with a disconnect between old and young.  Think about it:


Leaving for Iraq

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

On a rainy afternoon this week, as I worked at my desk, I got the phone call I had been dreading for months: 

 “Anne, it’s me. I thought I better call. I am leaving tonight for Iraq.”