Somehow, Baby Boomers did OK with their career choices before becoming the helicopter parents who tried to direct every aspect of the lives of their precious flowers, attempting to keep them from stumbling, falling, and learning how to pick themselves up again.

Now they’re the nation’s grandparents and newspaper columnists, offering insufferable expertise to a generation that’s had plenty of it. Read more

Madeline ‘Dutch’ Swain died of Parkinson’s on Friday, with her daughters by her side.

They had to say goodbye and make plans for what would happen upon her death, the scripture at the service, instructions for people not to wear black, and a notation in an obituary that in lieu of flowers or memorials, people should just commit a random act of kindness and post it on Facebook. Read more