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Life in the Boomer Lane Enters A Contest

February 11, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane suspects that many of you are quite busy right now, gathering up whipping cream, soft restraints, and dog-eared copies of Fifty Shades of Grey for your Valentine’s Day festivities. She does, however, ask you to set aside your own lives for a moment in order to enhance hers. The folks at Midlife […]

This is My 500th Blog Post

December 1, 2013

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There’s a great book by Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold, a sixty-something retired man, leaves his house in England one day with no other intention than to mail a letter to a former co-worker who is dying of cancer in a hospice at the northern end of the country. Harold passes […]

I Am Honored, Farklempt, and Completely Pissed Off

February 20, 2013

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Peg, of Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings, is one of those bloggers who regularly knocks me down to size, which is completely depressing since I am 5’1″ tall and usually totter around in high heels and big hats so no one notices.  Except they do anyway. Back to Peg.  Every time I write one of my world class, priceless posts […]

Guerrilla Aging:Paying Homage to the Grown Up Brain

December 18, 2012

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Please visit www.guerrillaaging.wordpress.com for our first guest blog from Lynne Spreen.  Lynne is the author of Dakota Blues, a novel about a woman’s midlife journey, reinvention, and finding one’s power in the second half of life. Her blog is  AnyShinyThing.com , and you will thank me for leading you to it. Everything Lynne writes makes me […]

Sage Advice for Young Writers and Bloggers

August 17, 2012

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Emily of Snotting Black asked me to guest post on her blog, thereby lowering the property values in the immediate vicinity.  So please visit her blog (which is pretty darn fantastic), say kind things, and send large checks.  To me, not her.  Thanks.

Ana, You Have No Gag Reflex!

April 24, 2012

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Let us start with a confession: When I wrote my scathing and witty series on The Fifty Shades of Grey books, an astute reader/fellow blogger commented by providing what she felt was the best quote in the book.  Since then, this Sesquipedalian Songstress of Syntax has been trying to find a post to write in […]

Thrust into London for Deep and Penetrating Research

March 13, 2012

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Three people have now expressed their desire to have me continue with my posts on the Fifty Shades of Grey books.  In my literary universe, this constitutes a veritable groundswell, and I’m up to the challenge.  The third installment in the series, in which Christian and Ana test the ease, efficiency, and calorie count of […]

The Day After Hate

February 15, 2012

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I’m forgoing my intended post for today, in which I was to reveal the true meaning of life, the results of the upcoming presidential election, and what is the best source for do-it-yourself dentistry. Instead, I’m going to share with you some of the blogs I discovered when I was perusing the tsunami of comments […]

Writing A Novel Without Writing

November 14, 2011

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At lunch, the other day, my friend Libby and I were sharing the progress of our respective novels. Me: My novel is sitting behind my printer under a pile of blank copy paper and all the communication from the IRS regarding my 2003 tax return. Libby: Why not just finish it? Me: Unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t […]

Tips for Successful Self-Publishing

June 10, 2011

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The world of self-publishing, like baby equipment and politician’s sexcapades, has become a lot more complicated in recent years.  In the case of self-publishing, this is a good thing.  Self-publishing used to be called “vanity press.” Pay a sum of money, have a bunch of books printed, sock them away somewhere and then give them […]

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