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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 […]

A Goat, A Wedding, and Some IBS

April 20, 2015


  Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Charleston, where she spent an entire week with two of her three children and her three grandchildren, in a glorious house on the beach. The end of the week culminated in the outdoor wedding of her youngest child. Although this may have been one of […]

We are getting smarter. Or, we are getting dumber.

August 13, 2014


Life in the Boomer Lane, in an attempt to distract herself from the current havoc being wreaked around the planet by 1) people  2) infectious disease and 3) Bob McDonald, turned, instead, to psychological research to give her the lift she deserves. Researchers, who are immune to the flotsam and jetsam of political, religious, and […]

Guerrilla Aging: Leaving Normalcy Behind and Not to Our Grandchildren

August 1, 2014


The following is a guest post from Joyce Kramer, one of the co-authors of Saving the Best for Last: Creating Our Lives After 50.  Joyce has done far too much in her life to fit into this small paragraph. Let us just say that she is an agitator, of the highest and best kind.  ***** […]

Ointments, Salves, Lotions and Other Mysteries of Life

July 21, 2014


  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: Finding That Happy Medium

April 19, 2014


  The following is a guest post by Rebecca Latson. Photographers usually turn their lenses onto others.  Now, Rebecca summons up her courage to turn her lens onto herself.  You can visit Rebecca at Rebecca Latson Photography and                                   […]

December 14, 2012

December 15, 2012


Life sometimes provides the best and the worst at exactly the same time.  At this time of the year when children are celebrated even more than usual, 20 sets of parents are experiencing a grief that no parent should experience.  And on this very same day, I watched a video of my first grandchild, now […]


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