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One Day University: 800 Students. 70-Minute Classes. 4 Topics. 1 Amazing Experience.

November 16, 2015


Imagine a university in which classes are taught by some of the most popular and accomplished instructors from some of the most prestigous universities around the country. Imagine that, in one day, one can take advantage of subject matter covering art, law, behavioral science, and politics. Now imagine that there are no exams, no homework, […]

When Does Old Age Begin?

November 13, 2015


For many thousands of years, mankind has wondered when old age began. Mostly, it began about a week after puberty.  In the Middle Ages, reaching age 21 was the goal.  If you made it tht far, you had a pretty good shot at living into your 60s. Of course, your teeth would have all rotted […]

Fanny Karst: Beginning With the End

November 11, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane found Fanny Karst by accident, when she was on one of her favorite sites, Advanced Style. Karst had designed a tee shirt (‘OLD IS THE NEW BLACK’) that LBL had to have, and so she ordered it. It wasn’t until recently that she wanted to know more about Karst, herself. […]

Reasons Dental Care for the Over 50s is More Important Than Ever, a Guest Post by Debra Lewis

October 23, 2015


Debbie Lewis an aspiring  writer, mother, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to write about all different topics, as she feels it helps her learn new things. If you’d like her to write for you, you can connect with her on G+ ***** Most of us know that one of the best ways to take care […]

My Body Parts Keep Forgetting How to Do Stuff

October 17, 2015


It started when something rolled under Life in the Boomer Lane’s bureau. LBL’s brain immediately started to bend down to retrieve the errant object.  Her body did not follow. Her body stood there, while her brain imagined getting down, twisting around, and reaching. She finally decided that no item was that important, and she hoped […]

Why Grey Hair is White Hot Again

October 11, 2015


Unless you have been living in Life in the Boomer Lane’s clothes-to-be-ironed bag for the last five years, you might have noticed that more and more women’s heads are turning grey. This is not because the planet is going to hell in a hand basket, but rather, because having already tried and discarded every conceivable […]

Absence Seizures

October 1, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane has just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.  Unless you are, at this moment, being wheeled into open heart surgery, please stop anything you are doing and read this book. The best books tell us less about the characters and stories they portray than they do […]


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