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The History of Halloween

October 29, 2014

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    Halloween is the longest-running holiday ever in the history of the world, except for Take Your Pet to Work Day. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, part of the Celtic culture. The Celts were a squirrelly lot.  They had no central government, no big important person in charge of everyone, […]

Kanye, Kats and Kontroversy

October 27, 2014

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Let’s be clear, right off the bat: This is neither a post about cats nor about Kanye.  This is, however, a post about what happens once one writes a blog post that may be less-than-favorable, albeit satiric, about American icons. Let’s also be clear about something else: Life in the Boomer Lane is non-aggressive to […]

Dating Red Flags and How to Avoid Having Them Slap You in the Face

October 25, 2014

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  A woman who thought she had found  her soul mate on an online dating site, ultimately found herself trapped in the chimney of said man. Last week, Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was rescued by a team of firefighters after attempting to enter the man’s home in Los Angeles. Homeowner Lawrence Fernandez said the pair had been on […]

The Depleted Gene Pool Weighs in On Ebola

October 21, 2014

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  Anyone with half a brain (and, apparently, there are a number of folks walking around with less than the required amount of brain mass) now knows, thanks to Rush Limbaugh, that President Obama is allowing Ebola to slip into America as a payback for slavery. This is a fascinating theory, since Ebola started in […]

Your Cat Wants to Kill You First and Then Make You Crazy

October 20, 2014

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  No one would deny that we have been drowning lately in a tsunami of very bad news.  If you feel that things couldn’t get any worse, you should know that they just have.  And, if you are a cat-owner, they have just gotten so much worse, that you might want to stop reading this […]

An Interview With 114-Year-Old Anna Stoehr

October 17, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane’s father was often fond of saying “The first 100 years are the hardest.”  Anna Stoehr of Minnesota proves him wrong.  Stoehr, age 114, was forced to lie about her age in order to join Facebook.  She was born in 1900, but Facebook doesn’t let new users choose a birth […]

What Do Women Really Want?

October 6, 2014

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Reader’s Note #1: The following post is about yet one more expensive blob of scientific research  To the question “What do women really want?” some men will answer “Money,”  others will answer “Who the hell knows?” and those of a more prurient bent will answer “Seven inches or more.” Reader’s Note #2: Life in the […]

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