My Gen X Life

Here in the middle of all the wonderful and horrible ruckus in our universe is Gen X, former latch-key kids who watched Scooby-Doo and played tag regularly. We had 2 technology electives at Creston High during the early ’80s-“Computers” and “Word-Processing”.  College was a smart option to leverage your prospects, but there were also plenty of decent-paying jobs for those of us who wanted to move out after graduation. I’ve seen our Casey Kasem-Top 40-mixtape world entirely change during my 51 years. Once in a while I am nostalgic for a John Hughes movie, but the truth is I love … Continue reading My Gen X Life

Superman is dead, but Wonder Woman still looks good

Our childhood games involved imaginative scripts with roles as the Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Batman and Robin, Steve Austin, Wonder Woman, and scores of nefarious criminals that were always beat down by dinner time.  I think of us as the latch-key, TV generation.  While The Brady Bunch clued us in to how “normal” families behaved and how abnormal our own families were by their standards, our super heroes not only survived the mechanizations of evil, but triumphed within one hour.  It wasn’t like we could play Brady Bunch; how boring that would have been.  I faced badness and damaged people … Continue reading Superman is dead, but Wonder Woman still looks good