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Entries by Michael Sigman from 07/2012

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Silver-haired Boomers

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty

For millions of boomers passing from 50-something to 60-something, day-to-day life begins to seem like a series of small humiliations.

GOP's Extraordinarily Absurd Crimes Against American English

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Mitt may lack passion when it comes to empathizing with humans, but his love of the words "extraordinary" and "extraordinarily" knows no bounds.

Heavy Metal Hitmaker Tom Werman's Plan B: B&B for Type-A's

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty

For Tom Werman, producing is producing, whether it's a multi-platinum album by Mötley Crue or a "Tomelette" -- Werman's signature breakfast treat at Stonover Farm, the popular New England Bed & Breakfast he runs with his wife Suky.

Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

Retirement Is Golden for the Rich, Ominous for the Rest

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty

In better times, ordinary Americans could have fun thinking through their work options with the help of the best-seller What Color is Your Parachute? These days, their parachute is gray or black -- and made of lead.