Dear Grandson, I joined the Navy in 1966, a time when the Vietnam War was developing. It’s hard to explain, but it became impossible to not go.
Grandson, it’s time I tell you about my first car. It wasn’t systematic, hydromatic, but it certainly went. Sort of.
In his latest “Dear Grandson”, Stan Gerding reflects on what how being a kid playing with friends has changed, and the hardships his parents faced.
As the situation with guns in schools spirals out of control, I thought I’d try and explain today for my grandson’s tomorrow.
Over the span of my lifetime, I’ve realised it is fleeting. I don’t want my grandson to not know who I was. Consider this the first chapter.
I’m at the age where my social calendar is made up of funerals. However, the more I see, the less I want the standard dour church fare for my own.
While some victims of child sexual abuses within the Catholic Church may see justice, but for the vast majority, my Dad included, it is already too late.
Meet a mature adventurer, a man who shares the thrill of rock climbing with his younger mates. This particular trip may whet your own appetite for adventure – even if you’re not as young as you used to be.
As for those people who are set to take the same journey as I did in 1977, I certainly do not envy them.
As we get ever closer to the deadline, there’s the assumption that the issue will be put to rest. However, this discussion has long predated the question being asked, and thusly will remain.
A Pulitzer-winning novel saw deeply into the problem with age. Wisdom is yours only after you’ve lived it. That being said, I’ve recently turned sixty and can look back, but also forward.
As part of our Boomers series, we sat down with the peerless Toni Lamond to discuss the ills of today, what she’d teach her teenage self and the differences between the industry here and overseas.
The thoughts of Margaret Court are well documented, however, I think it’s time we take serve at her beliefs to find fault.
In my long life, I’ve learned more than a few lessons, so I thought I’d share. This week, it’s my foolishness around dangerous snakes.
Every Generation gets fooled by an idea that turns out to be a con. For me, it was the war in Vietnam.
In this week’s part of The Big Smoke’s Boomers series, each generation believes they have it the toughest, however the choices my father’s generation made are beyond my comprehension.
For the real Patch Adams, treating illness with the power of laughter was more than just a Hollywood byline. How he taught me that is up next in our TBS Boomers series.
This country has gone through many changes, and seeing what we have now makes me long for what we’ve lost. So today, as a TBS Boomer, I look back.
In the age of information, it is hard to decipher which women’s health advice is actually true. However, not passing on advice you know to be false is the best medicine.
I’m a 50-something lesbian and have been with my partner for 31 years, but when marriage equality rolls around, I won’t be getting married.
I believe we live in an age of unnecessary guidance. Suddenly we’re not trusted in running our own lives, but the road we’re on will lead us to micromanaged ruin.
Today we launch a brand-new section, TBS Boomers – a voice to the Baby Boomers of this land. To kick things off, we spoke with Australian television icon Tony Barber about the importance of luck, and what sage advice he’d give the teenage Tony.