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Dedication

This site, particularly the blog, is dedicated to the children and grandchildren of Baby Boomers.  (Any generations beyond that will simply have to be someone else’s responsibility!)

How many of us born between 1946 and 1964 are feeling really proud of our national estate planning right now? If Baby Boomers had a collective last will and testament, what would it contain? Our parents, nurtured on a depression-era economy and marking their passage into adulthood with a world war, persevered to pass on to their children a country that, though flawed, was brimming with opportunity and optimism. What will our legacy be? Will we succumb to the zeitgeist of America First, accepting cynical and selfish notions of what it means to be Great and walling ourselves off from the world and anyone who is different or disagrees with us? Or will we look for ways to advocate for all our children and theirs, and the general welfare of the planet and all its citizens?

Something there is that does not love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

Oh, just another kind of outdoor game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was likely to give offense.
Something there is that does not love a wall,
That wants it down.

 –excerpts from Mending Wall, by Robert Frost