I am an original granolie. But back then, it wasn’t about necessarily eating healthy, it was more of a style, a penchant for earthiness. Not too much has changed with me over the decades. I wore braids, jeans, Birkenstocks and no makeup. Check, check, check and check.

Yeah, I’m a little wiser, a little less reckless, and a whole lot more open to new ideas. But my generation of tail-end baby boomers was defined by the causes of the time, and so I am much as I was then.

Jody Russell is an Eden Prairie web designer, photographer and writer. Her columns appear regularly in the Eden Prairie News.