In the late 1990s and early 2000’s, I couldn’t pick up a newspaper, magazine, or flip on a new cast and not hear something about the slacker generation know as Gen X. We came after those baby boomers and were going to be the end of the world with our laziness and video game playing. Well now, those members of Gen X have hit their mid 30’s to mid 50’s and amount to a large amount of the productive workforce today. Is it just me that see the coverage of Gen X has fallen off the map? There are always discussions about the Baby Boomers and how they are going to put a strain on healthcare or the new kids on the block, aka the Millennials and how they are soooo cool. After a little digging, I did find a Washington Post piece on how we are making our mark in the world. I guess when you are in the mortgage refinance and mini-van part of your life, it just isn’t as sexy to cover as much.
Thanks to all of you all that have been sharing articles with me. It makes my day when someone is thoughtful enough to send a good read over my way. Here are just a few:
- What Does the Federal Budget Mean for the Appalachian Outdoors?
- Work progressing on Western Front Hotel in downtown St Paul, Va.
- Editorial: Wise County provides a good example for other rural counties
- Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge
- Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country
- Davis: Don’t make Appalachia ‘the other’
Have a good week!