Schultz: Baby boomers, where are you? – Roanoke Times


On April 22, 2016, the world lost an exceptional man. Owen C. Schultz, my husband, best friend and the smartest, kindest, most generous man I have ever known, died of lung cancer on that day. As I was going through his files and papers, I found the following call to action for baby boomers like us who are nearing or have already entered retirement. He wrote it as we were planning our own retirement-right before his cancer diagnosis. He intended to submit it for publication to the Roanoke Times. I am honoring him by submitting it (in edited form) in his stead.

In this time of political turmoil, we are often tempted to just sit back, watch sitcoms or reality TV, or just post pictures of puppies and kittens on Facebook, and let things just play out as they will. It’s all just too frustrating and ugly. Many of us are tempted to just retreat because our candidate did not win the primary and we just can’t find it in our hearts to support anyone else.

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