Perfectly Good Old Friends
Have you ever had one of those PERFECT weekends, even when nothing particularly remarkable occurred? One of those weekends where all the forces of the universe just come together nicely and everything works out just right? Author Michael Petrie writes about one such PERFECT island getaway weekend with his PERFECTLY GOOD OLD FRIEND ....
Why Do Some Boomers Act Much Older?
Boomer writer Mike Petrie, who lives in Southern California, embodies the demographic of BoomerCafé’s readers: baby boomers with active lifestyles. But he wonders, why do some boomers act like they’re so much older?
Christmas – California Style
December: After months of blue skies and temps in the 70s and 80s, winter officially arrived this month in Southern California as the skies grew cloudy, the wind began whistling through the palm trees, and liquid sunshine began falling from the heavens. The aftermath of the storm, however, was like an early Christmas present from almighty God: TEN FOOT WAVES hitting our shores in glassy sets, offering long rides on long boards. Writer Mike Petrie hits the beach ready to ride!
Are You Still Cool?!
It’s been a long, long time since we Baby Boomers were in high school. Ever wonder how today’s high school kids view our generation? Lawyer and writer Mike Petrie decided to go looking for answers. The question was: Are We Still Cool?
A Boomer Looks at Fifty
Turning the Big Five-Oh seemingly means nothing in ever-youthful Southern California. Writer Mike Petrie calls it "Just another day in paradise!" Laguna Beach looks every inch the California dream place the Beach Boys always sang about, and I feel as if I'm still living the California dream just being here today.
It may be just a normal Friday in the rest of the country, but these weekly preludes to the weekend are generally referred to around here as "Aloha Friday!" Author/Surfer/Attorney Michael Petrie writes: Having lived in sunny California for nearly forty of my fifty-plus years, there is not a day that goes by that I don't thank the winds of fate for depositing me here in this westernmost state on the American continent.
Swimming With A Beatle
Imagine going for a swim and discovering that your in the water with former-Beatle George Harrison! That's exactly what happened to writer Mike Petrie who writes about the day he found himself Swimming With A Beatle ....
"I Love L.A. ..."
Why does author/attorney Michael Petrie love L.A.? Because it's fun!! He shares with us one particular fun evening ... with Natalie Cole, Liza Minnelli, the Hollywood Bowl, a great dinner with friends. This was more than fun, this was spectacular! That's why I Love L.A.!
Just Another Day At The Beach
Whether it's surfing, mucking about in boats, or whatever . . . at age 50, writer Mike Petrie has discovered that there are few things in life that can really make a guy feel as vibrant and alive as playing around in the ocean. When you add to the mix some completely unsolicited attention from two lovely young females, it can absolutely make you feel like a kid again! Doesn't matter whether you're a man or a woman, we all enjoy confirmation that we've "still got it!"
Last Minute Yuletide Spirit
Finding yourself just a tad lacking in holiday spirit this year? Well, sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a little push. That's what writer Michael Petrie did. He shares with us his Last Minute Yuletide Spirit ....
Day-Vee, Daaay-vee Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Day-Vee, Daaay-vee Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. Did you used to sing that song? Most of us did when we were kids growing up. Davy Crockett was the most popular TV show of its day. Writer Mike Petrie tells BoomerCafé about the day not long ago when he sang it one more time.
The Passing of Icons
All at once, our ranks are thinner. Two more Baby Boomer icons are gone: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Both passed away on June 25th and whether you were a fan or not, the world seems a bit more empty to Boomer Mike Petrie who writes this tribute about the passing of icons.
The Love-Smitten Beginner
Since BoomerCafé is all about baby boomers with active lifestyles, we like this story about Helen Tam, a gung-ho sailing enthusiast who proves it’s never too late to discover new passion. The cool thing is, it’s adapted from an article that appeared in SAIL Magazine, written by like-minded boomer (and sailor and surfer) Mike Petrie. He calls Ms. Tam a Love-Smitten Beginner.
The Passing of Another Icon
There are certain things about most celebrities that we all know. But boomer writer Mike Petrie knows something the rest of us don’t know about a celebrity who was a big part of our early years watching TV. You didn’t read this in the obituaries for the Bachelor Father. “Actor John Forsythe dies at age 92,” the headline reads.
Letter from California
Feeling like the holiday season brings an end to another year that makes you another year older? For Michael Petrie, whose writing has appeared from time to time on BoomerCafé, not a problem. He just shared this letter with us, which we decided to share with you, because this guy is just who we exist for: an active baby boomer who really knows how to do the holidays!
Baby Boomers Always Pursuing Dreams
The whole theme of BoomerCafé is baby boomers with active lifestyles. None more than the couple about whom you’re about to read. Frequent contributor Mike Petrie writes about two adventurers who followed their dreams, and have led other boomers to dream along with them.
Davy Jones, a Boomer Icon
There are baby boomers, and there are baby boomer icons. Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, was born the year before the start of our generation but to some boomers, including once-breathless teen girls as well as writer Mike Petrie, he represents fond memories of bygone boomer years.