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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 […]

Mastering Your Memory

September 8, 2015


Two months ago (Note to readers: If the word “ago” causes you to have an anxiety attack, this post is for you), Life in the Boomer Lane took advantage of a memory workshop, “Mastering Your Memory,” being offered to the Realtors in her company. The company offering the workshop promised that by taking the workshop, […]

If I’m Over 60, I Must Not Be Having Sex

August 27, 2015


Thanks to an article on, we now know that the vast majority of movie goers would prefer not to see people post-60 having sex onscreen. This fact dovetails with the vast majority of people post-60 who would prefer not to watch themselves having sex. In spite of this, film makers have lately started to […]

The Hearing Aid of the Future, Right on Your Cell Phone or Watch

July 18, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane now has two friends who must wear hearing aids. She suspects more will follow. About 20% of U.S. adults (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, 1 out of 3 people has hearing loss. Today, the average person with hearing loss takes seven years from the moment they recognize […]

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

June 15, 2015


In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study.” As Life in the Boomer Lane is well aware that her […]

50: Pt 2

April 29, 2015


  In spite of Life in the Boomer Lane’s best efforts at ending up in a geographic area other than the one intended by the organizers of her high school 50-year reunion, she did ultimately arrive. This was thanks to her close friend/fellow grad, who picked her up at 30th St Station in Philadelphia. We […]

How to Look Good in A Swimsuit

March 8, 2015


  The following is a re-blog of an old post, with lots of new material mixed in that will, hopefully, trick Readers into thinking they are reading a new post.  Feel free to like this and to comment liberally, so that Life in the Boomer Lane thinks she has actually been successful in tricking you.  […]


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