Why Can’t Older Californians Act Like Grown-Ups?

While an Aging Generation Has More and More Fun, Young Californians Are Stuck on a Treadmill of Work and Responsibility

At a moment like this, younger Californians should read Mona Simpson.

The novelist, who is also a UCLA English professor, may be best known these days as Steve Jobs’ biological sister; it was Simpson who told the world that the Apple chief’s final words were, “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” before he departed for the big iCloud in the sky. But she first made her reputation with the novel Anywhere But Here, originally published in 1986 but still awfully current.

It’s a classic California tale—and a horror story about …

The Right Way to Ask Boomers to Retire

How ‘Polite’ Millennials Can Convince a Generation of Workaholics to Give Up Their Jobs

Millennials (born 1982-2003) have a problem when it comes to their path to promotions and career advancement. Unless more members of the baby boom generation (born 1946-1964) start stepping down …