Older, Faster, Tougher

September 16, 2014

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  This morning, Life in the Boomer Lane was momentarily distracted from the disturbing realization that she was out of unsweetened soy milk, by a loud banging on the front door.  Coffee cup in hand, she came to the door to see her sweaty, panting across-the-street neighbor standing on her front porch. The neighbor, who […]

Guerrilla Aging: Memories Lost and Found

September 12, 2014

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  If we are an accumulation of all of our memories, then many of us are in serious trouble. Memories, like socks, often appear and disappear in random fashion.  Sometimes, their appearance, like the errant sock, makes a match, and we once again capture a complete memory. More often than not, the lone memory, like […]

Posted in: aging, memories, memory loss

How the Boomers Changed Sex

September 10, 2014

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  An apology to loyal readers of this blog and to those who arrived here because they will read anything with the word “sex” or “lubrication” in it.  The following is not a boomer version of the Kama Sutra.  Reading this will not allow you to cavort between the sheets as though it were 1976 […]

Posted in: aging, humor, research, satire, sex

The Teen Video Competition

September 9, 2014

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    While we are all citizens of the world, few of us take our citizenship seriously.  Beyond reading newspapers or listening to the news, beyond voting, beyond recycling, beyond attending a civic association meeting every once in a while, we limit our participation to complaining about what is happening out there.  And there is […]

Posted in: children, commentary

Guerrilla Aging: Joan Rivers

September 5, 2014

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  I din’t intend to write a post about Joan Rivers.  Many pieces will be written by people far more talented than I am.  But the more I thought about it, Joan Rivers, or rather her mentality, was exactly what I had in mind when I created the Guerrilla Aging segment of my blog. When […]

The Answers Issue

September 2, 2014

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Time Magazine has done the impossible.  Their current issue, titled The Answers Issue, has hit the newsstands.  Not only does Time tackle the big questions, the ones we didn’t think had answers, it goes well beyond that.  It answers questions we didn’t even know we had and questions we should be asking but aren’t.   […]

Posted in: humor, research, satire

I-Z, We-Z, Uzi

August 31, 2014

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The tragic death of a gun instructor by a cute pink pants-wearing nine-year-old Uzi user-in-training has set off a wave of questions, starting with “Why is it necessary for a nine-year-old to learn how to operate an automatic weapon?”  A spokesperson for the Uzis for Youth Movement had this to say: “Children are being raised in […]

Posted in: humor, satire, satire as news
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