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How is Snow Like the Millennial Generation?

The Eskimo languages have over 50 different words relating to the English concept of “snow” and many of them came to mind this month. February has been the snowiest month on record for much of the east coast – and the Midwest and South haven’t been all that snow-free either. I’ve been in Chicago visiting my grandkids for the week and have tramped in it, through it, and around it. I’ve enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a clear, white morning, watching a bright red Cardinal flitting from branch to … Continue reading

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cheers and tears

When football is involved, I must confess that I inevitably find myself rooting for the clock. But when the game is the Super Bowl, I’m also cheering for the commercials. And this year was no exception. Again, the most successful ones were those that tugged at the heart and focused on the value of relationships – especially those involving puppies and Clydesdales. When those relationships are between you and your Millennial, do things get more complex? If you want to improve the generation gap in your family, here are three … Continue reading

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Times Have Changed

In the midst of emails back and forth about my 50th college reunion, it’s hard to believe that we’ve gotten to that point in our lives already. But as I think more about that graduation and what we did in the months after, I realize how different it is for college graduates now. We had paths clearly laid out for us after graduation: a job, graduate school, marriage. Whichever the choice, it was unlikely we would be moving back into our parents’ house. Now, college graduates are returning to the … Continue reading

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Generations in 2015

Now that we are ensconced in the new year of 2015, we’re getting closer to finding a name for the generation born after 2000. Some ideas that have been floated are Generation Z, the iGeneration, Gen Tech, and 2K’s, among others. The generation born just before them, between 1980 and 2000, were previously known as Gen Y or Echo Boomers but are now known simply as Millennials. At approximately 80 million strong in the United States, they are the largest generation in the country, comprising almost 25% of the total … Continue reading

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