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The Case Against Marriage

April 7, 2014

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  Mickey Rooney, deceased as of this week, was known as much for being a serial husband (eight marriages) as he was for his long, legendary career as an actor. Rooney’s death got Life in the Boomer Lane to put down her can of salted cashew nuts and start thinking. How was it possibly that […]

Guerrilla Aging: Losing Youth, Gaining Perspective

April 4, 2014

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  The following is a guest post by Darcie Purcell, who had a huge ah-ha moment while watching her son’s high school football game.  Darcie is lucky.  It takes many of us much longer to have that same ah-ha moment. Others are still waiting. Darcie can be visited at Being 40: Shift Happens and her Facebook […]

Guerrilla Aging: When Where We Are Isn’t Where We Thought We’d Be

March 21, 2014

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I had dinner with a friend/colleague a couple of days ago. She is sixty, and for decades was the devoted wife of a career military man. A registered nurse by training, she happily set aside her profession and assumed the role she felt was her highest calling. She raised her sons in wherever her husband’s […]

How to Buy A Swimsuit

March 18, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been so busy shoveling snow, losing gloves and stocking up on milk, toilet paper, and the makings of chocolate chip cookies, that she has failed to notice that Spring starts in two days. Spring is the season in which all of LBL’s senses undergo their yearly reawakening, and she […]

Seven Myths About Women Over 50

March 8, 2014

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Back in 2005, two friends and I wrote a book titled “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.” We did it to dispel the myths about women of a certain age and to celebrate the good, the bad, the ugly, the inexplicable and the always-joyful that comes with being who e are […]

Finding Older Single Men: Part 2

March 5, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has received many responses from her post, Finding Older Single Men Part 1. Some of these have actually been in writing, as opposed to being painted on the front of her house in the middle of the night. She will share a couple of these with you, as well as […]

The Oscars and the Agers

February 28, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t know about you, but she is pretty darn excited about the impending Academy Awards Spectacle on Sunday. It marks the 39th anniversary of the year that LBL spent watching the 47th Annual Academy Awards, pacing up and down in her living room, in front of the TV, being in […]

The Link Between Self-Image and Self-Esteem

February 27, 2014

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Yesterday, Life in the Boomer Lane was doing some intensive online research into the new Taco Bell waffle taco, when she received a missive from an alert reader, telling her that the Today Show had started a series about loving ourselves, unfortunately titled “Love Your Selfie.” LBL finds the word “selfie” to be the perfectly […]

Insomnia: Doing It All Night Long

February 3, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like others in her post-menopausal peer group, has added countless hours to her day, all of them in the middle of the night. These hours are available for a wide breadth of information-gathering, such as keeping track of the national economy, reviewing the latest research on aging, getting smart about […]

10 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You, Post-50

January 30, 2014

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An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled “17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.” By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own. But she will now address herself to the items […]

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