When Manners Trump Murder

January 20, 2016

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  It’s a common story: Friends gather for dinner, one friend kills another, and the result is that the hostess is never thanked for all the work she spent preparing and serving the meal. Not so in this case, according to yesterday’s Washington Post, reporting on a murder that took place on December 20, at […]

Posted in: humor, satire, scandal

What the World Will Look Like Without Drivers

January 19, 2016

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If the above title conjures up post-apocalyptic visions of empty roadways littered with old fast food wrappers, or, if the idea of driverless cars careening all over the road is enough to have you imagine the mayhem of a Road Runner cartoon, take heart. We are not talking about either the end of the human […]

Posted in: humor, satire, technology

Triby

January 15, 2016

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Last month, Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandchildren gathered up all the toys they were given over the holiday and went home.  LBL spent days cleaning up, putting things away, and stepping on tiny Lego pieces with her bare feet.  After everyone was gone, the house cleaned up, and her feet bandaged, she rewarded herself […]

Posted in: boomers, technology

Downton Abbey Wrap Up

January 13, 2016

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Like many fans who have nothing better to do, Life in the Boomer Lane has been engaging in hot discussions with other fans about the current (and final) season of Downton Abbey. Word on the street is that all the story lines will be wrapped up by the end of the series. LBL has decided […]

Posted in: humor, pop culture, satire

Aliens, Aliens, and the Alienated

January 11, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in an attempt to not write about the Republicans vying for the Presidential nomination, was in danger of coming up blank for this blog. But, knowing that legions of fans out there have come to depend on starting their days with LBL’s sophmoric humor, she perused her current isuue of […]

Why Time Seems to Speed Up As We Get Older

January 6, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has always believed that it is very unfair that, the older we get, the more time seems to speed up. She has written about this phenomenon before. Now, Vox reports that Robert Southern, a researcher, has decided to get to the cause of this. LBL needs to insert, at this […]

Posted in: aging, research

The Wisdom of the Aged

January 4, 2016

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An alert reader sent Life in the Boomer Lane a link to a New York Times article titled “The Wisdom of the Aged.” Before reading it, LBL was afraid that this article, like many she had read in the past, would ask aged people to what they attributed their long lives. The answers would be […]

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