About this blog
Welcome to my personal blog, Musings of a Gen Joneser.
“Generation Jones” is a term coined by television producer, director, and writer Jonathan Pontell to capture that group of people born between 1954 and 1965. We’re between two well-defined generations, and our life experiences — on the whole, at least — are different than those of classic Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.
Years before I had heard the term Generation Jones, I referred to my age cohort as the ‘tweener generation. I felt that we didn’t quite fit in with the prevailing characterizations and timelines of the Boomers and Gen Xers. And now that we’re decisively into our middle years, I think we have some unique perspectives, insights, and observations worth sharing.
I don’t mean to sound all that earnest. In fact, this blog serves up more personal nostalgia, trivia, and pop culture than heavy duty, serious stuff. Furthermore, I hope that these musings appeal to folks in all different age groups.
I’m posting here at least once a week, and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.
A few words of introduction: I was born in 1959, which makes me a prototypical Gen Joneser! I grew up in Northwest Indiana, went to college at Valparaiso University, and then law school at New York University. After 12 years in New York, I moved to Boston. I now live in the great little Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.
I work as a law professor at Suffolk University in downtown Boston, where I specialize in employment & labor law and have developed an expertise in the legal and organizational aspects of workplace bullying. You can check out my professional blog, Minding the Workplace, and my faculty bio for more on that. I’m also very interested in adult education and lifelong learning, topics that occasionally appear here.
In terms of social media, you’ll find me on Facebook. Please feel free to friend me if these blog posts strike your fancy.
Updated: December 2014