As we all know, the first baby boomers turned 65 two years ago. The cicada, which gestates for 13 or 17 years (depending on the species), spends one glorious week trumpeting its presence, then croaks.

Unlike that noble species, boomers don't seem ready to go away anytime soon.

Roughly 10,000 per day are reaching the finishing line — the demarcation that turning 65 represents, and was once, supposedly the mystical number at which retirement begins. Hah! While some old-school boomers hang up their cleats, far more only see their 65th birthday as another day in the week, perhaps unnoticed, because they're too busy immersed in a work deadline.

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