The Dress

March 2, 2015

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A recent and ongoing phenomenon around the world is the reaction people have had to “The Dress.”  Most of you who are reading this will now sigh and say, “Ah, The Dress.” Those readers who have been living in their bedrooms because they have run out of clean underwear, may not be aware of what […]

Posted in: humor, satire, satire as news

The Silliest Commercial: The Laughing Cow/La Vache Qui Rit, A Guest Post by Johanna van Zanten

February 27, 2015

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  Johanna is “a late bloomer who started writing my first short story when I turned sixty. As a newly single woman, with a lot of time on my hands and a wish to write a book, I got the hint and just started writing realizing, if not now, when?   I continued writing short […]

The Age of Diversity

February 26, 2015

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At some point in the recent past, the concept of diversity was invented. Having been invented, diversity could then attach itself to a lot of things that used to be considered problems. Now, we would know that these weren’t problems, but could, in effect, be included within the range of what was considered normal. This […]

Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire, a Guest Post by Terri Webster Schrandt

February 21, 2015

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Terri Webster Schrandt worked in the public parks and recreation field for 35 years. She was a recreation and leisure practitioner for a large city in Northern California. She retired in late December 2014.  She continues to teach as a part-time lecturer in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration department of a large Northern California university. Her  second […]

Posted in: aging

Old is the New Black

February 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane would love to take credit for having thought up that clever title, but it came from elsewhere. The words are true. We are becoming old. Our country is becoming old. The world is becoming old. If you are on Facebook regularly, you may have believed that the world is filled […]

Plug-in Sex

February 15, 2015

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Sex in the far recesses of human history was generally accomplished without the aid of toys or even without the knowledge that what one was engaged in had a name. Gradually, sex became much more sophisticated, and ultimately, knowledge about sex was available to the masses, who then wondered why everyone else was having a […]

Posted in: humor, satire, sex

Guerrilla Aging: It’s Just Easier That Way, A Guest Post by Linda Tharp

February 13, 2015

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In her own words: “Linda Tharp blogs at LindaTharpInk.com, home to her wry—and frequently sarcastic—observations. Formerly a medical editor and currently a runner nursing a post-surgical knee, she has plenty of time to admire her dazzling collection of Merino wool yarn she doesn’t have the patience to knit.” And in mine: Speaking of not having […]

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