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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Boomer volunteers: what's in it for ME?

"Boomers are far more interested in volunteering than they're given credit for," Baldwin said. "They're far more interested in using their career and non-career-related skills. They have higher expectations for their volunteer experiences than some of the younger users we're sampling."

But many can't find an outfit that engages the full range of their interests, skills and life experience, he said. As more boomers enter retirement age that could bode poorly for nonprofits unless they learn how to provide opportunities that pay off in high volunteer satisfaction.

"Boomers Find Obstacles To Volunteer Success"


Monday, July 16, 2007

The price of hypocrisy: Aussie pols struggle with youthful pot use

The main reason we hear so many marijuana confessions these days is that baby boomers rule the world. The children of the '60s survived and thrived, man. They emerged dazed from the smoky haze, and took control of the levers. So now the electorate must suffer as boomer pollies tell us that, yes, they smoked pot, and did a few things in their golden youth they shouldn't have, but it's time for everyone to grow up. Drugs are bad, m'kay.

Spare us. To ask boomer politicians if they ever smoked pot is a bit like asking them if they ever dug the Doors. The answer is probably yes, but who really cares?

"Why Weed Out Every Pot-Toking Pollie?"
The Age (Australia)