Guerrilla Aging: Loss

August 15, 2014

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  The inevitable consequence of aging is that our losses multiply. Death is the loss many of us will think of first. Most of the people who defined our world in childhood will leave that world. Many of the friends we have accumulated along the way will be lost. Some losses, like divorce, may be […]

Posted in: aging

We are getting smarter. Or, we are getting dumber.

August 13, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in an attempt to distract herself from the current havoc being wreaked around the planet by 1) people  2) infectious disease and 3) Bob McDonald, turned, instead, to psychological research to give her the lift she deserves. Researchers, who are immune to the flotsam and jetsum of political, religious, and […]

The Wisdom of Preschoolers

August 11, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had the opportunity recently to spend some quality time with her two grandsons, age five and three, if one defines quality time as a visit to a county fair, an outing on a pirate ship, a morning walk to get donuts, eating a lot of ice cream, and […]

Guerrilla Aging: Is There Life After Retirement?

August 8, 2014

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There is almost as much written about retirement as there is about menopause.  Before we start packing in order to head for the “best places to retire,” we get to wrap our heads around retirement in general. The following is a guest post by Deborah Drucker, the author of the new blog, Notes Tied on […]

Posted in: aging, baby boomers, boomers

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women

August 4, 2014

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  An alert reader sent a video to Life in the Boomer Lane titled “The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women.” The chart was developed by Dana McLendon, a forty-something who looks like he spent a lot of time hugging the wall in social situations, trying to figure women out, before he decided […]

Guerrilla Aging: Leaving Normalcy Behind and Not to Our Grandchildren

August 1, 2014

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The following is a guest post from Joyce Kramer, one of the co-authors of Saving the Best for Last: Creating Our Lives After 50.  Joyce has done far too much in her life to fit into this small paragraph. Let us just say that she is an agitator, of the highest and best kind.  ***** […]

The Real Key to Improving Brain Function is to Grab a Swimsuit and Then Toss it Aside

July 28, 2014

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An alert reader has directed Life in the Boomer Lane to information that will allow her to immediately stop doing what she doesn’t do anyway.  But now she doesn’t have to feel guilty about not doing it. Nicholas Spitzer, professor or neuroscience at the University of California and editor-in-chief of brainfacts.org, has a message for […]

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