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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guerrilla Aging: Physical Surprises

July 11, 2014

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After all the years we have spent looking into mirrors, why is it that we didn’t have a clue what was going to happen to our bodies after age fifty? We received advance warning about the effects of both puberty and childbirth, but nobody mentioned the changes that begin slowly around forty-five, then pick up […]

Selling to the Grays

July 8, 2014

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Let’s count the number of times it has been brought to our (“our” meaning boomers and olders) attention that we are being shut out of popular advertising. Or let’s not. It’s a lot of times. That’s all you have to know. AARP Magazine has done it again, in an article titled “Who’s Afraid of A […]

Guerrilla Aging: It Starts With Owning Our Age

July 4, 2014

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  When we are very young, we want to be older. We want to run with the big boys. When we are teens, we want to look older, as well. We see the world of adulthood as intoxicating in its freedom of choice. Yet, when we actually do become adults and can appreciate the responsibility […]

Hot Sex vs Dirty Laundry

July 2, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has never really thought about her favorite room of the house, but assumes it would be the kitchen because of proximity to the refrigerator.  She had a real estate appointment the other day in which the homeowner, in showing her the recently-designed kitchen in his vintage home said he created […]

Aunt Gert Goes into A Nursing Home

June 30, 2014

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  Today, Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband moved her Aunt Gert from an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania to a nursing home in Northern Virginia. She invites anyone who cares, to join her in being outraged that a perfectly lucid (albeit heavily medicated and emotionally fragile) human being is forced to go […]

Guerrilla Aging: The Next Twenty Years

May 30, 2014

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  I celebrated my 67th birthday this month, happy to be on this side of the dirt.  Because of circumstances that occurred twenty years ago, the way I look at birthdays and aging has changed. One of my closest friends had just died of breast cancer. We were born in the same month in the […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lucky Seven

May 23, 2014

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                                                                  The following is a guest post from Carol Lostetter, the author of Just My Life. Seven years ago, Carol entered the mystical, overwhelming, […]

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