It’s funny how we define generations arbitrarily. I was born in 62, but I don’t feel like a Baby Boomer, nor I think do most of my age peers.

Our parents are the quintessential baby boomers, born in that post World War II period when the economy was booming and opportunity was everywhere.

My memories of growing up are from the 70s and 80s, a very different life experience from my parents’ growing up in the 50s.

Many of my childhood memories include gas shortages, wild inflation, and high unemployment rates. That’s not what we think of as the typical baby boomer experience.

Just to show, I guess, that generational boxes aren’t always what we imagine they are.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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