Well, the bad part is that, whereas I was about the median age in the last such survey, I'm now, at 56, several years over the median, both because the median has dropped and due the the inexorable march of time.
As to the boomer generation, you're more optimistic than I. Our generation talks a good game on the environment, but most of us still drive a gas-guzzling SUV two blocks to the convenience store and crank up the home/car air conditioner/heater rather than open a window or dress appropriately. I'm afraid most members of the generation of peace and love are now just as bought into materialism and consumerism as any other generation. Our words deny it, but our conduct confirms it. Even the cyclists among us tend to arrive at the start of the ride with the bike atop a two-ton SUV.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Bianca Pratorius <email@example.com> wrote: I was rather happy to see that most list members are about my age (52) or a tad younger. I was shocked to find out that there are no members older than 75. I feel pretty healthy nowadays. What am I supposed to do when I turn 76? Am I supposed to give up collecting and repairing classic bikes and just drive my classic car up to Pebble beach and play shuffleboard? With all humility, I believe the boomer generation will continue to lead the world into ecological and geopolitical sanity up to our last dying breath. I love the Beat generation that came right before me, but few of them fell in love with tubes and lugs the way the frisbee throwing, dope smoking, anti war rallying free lovers like me did. Rest in peace Allen Ginsberg.
Garth Libre in Miami Fl.