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Guerrilla Aging: Weighing In

July 25, 2014

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Children may grow up and leave.  Husbands, jobs, finances may come and go. Residences, hair color, and bra size may change. Sometimes it seems that, for many of us, the only constant in our lives is the desire to lose weight.  What is it about weight that has so many women in turmoil? We blame […]

Ointments, Salves, Lotions and Other Mysteries of Life

July 21, 2014

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  A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane, another woman-of-a-certain-age, was out of town, staying in a hotel, and preparing to meet her first ex-husband for lunch. In spite of the fact that there would be no interest on either of their parts for hanky panky (the vintage way of saying “sex,” not the […]

Guerrilla Aging: My Kilimanjaro, And Yours

July 18, 2014

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Amanda Royce-Hale, known to her readers as Wiseacre Way, chose that name because “I’m a bit of a wiseacre, I seek wisdom, I love acreage, I’m on my way somewhere, and I just like the sound of the words.” Amanda has been given all the stuff of a great life: a close family, long loving […]

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 […]

How to Have Sex Without Taking Your Clothes Off

July 7, 2014

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Good news for older boomers and seniors: A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. “The most common practices are kisses, caressing and vaginal penetration. On the other hand, the least practiced are […]

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 […]

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, […]

Guerrilla Aging: The Dating Cess(Pool)

May 9, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane appreciates that there are times in life when it’s tough to be transformational, tough to see the positive in situations, and even tougher to hold ourselves accountable when life doesn’t go as we hoped it would.  Those times often occur with dysfunctional relationships. Sometimes, it’s OK to have our […]

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 […]

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