Boomers vs. Millennials, or not

noraedingermug2mbjune2018My Feature Blogger this week is long-time journalist Nora Edinger of Joy Journal. Nora’s optimistic but practical takes on life, recipes, faith-related non-fiction and, in her words, “Christian chick lit” that is “a clean read, but contemporary (as in, there isn’t a single Amish buggy or Victorian-era cowboy)” consistently engage Millennials, Boomers, and everyone in between. Heck, even uncategorizables like me enjoy her writing.

I’m guessing you will too.

Nora Edinger -- JOY Journal

“I suppose every generation has a conceit of itself which elevates it, in its own opinion, above that which comes after it. ” Margaret Oliphant, Scottish romance novelist, 1828-1897

It’s hard to turn on a computer or flip through a periodical in the U.S. these days without coming across a cartoon or meme or even a news story in which one of these generations isn’t smacking down the other.

Mary Berry, Martha Stewart, Norm Abram. It takes time to master that kind of skill — and we’re all the better for it that they did. But, I wouldn’t want to see any of them running a basketball down the court. That takes youth and strength.

As a GenXer – who has experienced a lifetime of Boomer, well, “exceptionalism” — it’s tempting to pop some corn and watch the show. But, I can’t. And, no one else can, either. America has…

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10 Responses to Boomers vs. Millennials, or not

  1. revruss1220 says:

    Thanks for the introduction. She is good!

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  2. A nice refreshing look at the truth. Thank you, Mitch.

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  3. JOY journal says:

    Well, bless your heart, Mitch! Given the quality of your writing, this is quite an honor. 🙂

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  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Nora makes valid points about the generation groups–we DO have much to offer one another. So thankful to enjoy Gen-Xers and Millennials in our family and at church.

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  5. msnyder1970 says:

    Annnnnd once again my generation gets swept under the rug like it never existed lol…. <— Proud X'er

    Liked by 1 person

  6. msnyder1970 says:

    Also, this is emotional me making a comment without reading lol

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