Browsing All posts tagged under »baby boomers«

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 […]

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Grandparents Day

September 12, 2015


With all due respect to generations of grandparents who came before, boomers are slowly making inroads on yet another sacred, Hallmark-bedazzled day. Both of Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandmothers were long gone before LBL was born. But she had a step-grandmother. Goldie.  Goldie was one of the gentlest, softest spoken people on earth. There […]

Mastering Your Memory

September 8, 2015


Two months ago (Note to readers: If the word “ago” causes you to have an anxiety attack, this post is for you), Life in the Boomer Lane took advantage of a memory workshop, “Mastering Your Memory,” being offered to the Realtors in her company. The company offering the workshop promised that by taking the workshop, […]

Why the Dating Game is Rigged Against Women

August 31, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane, in perusing her weekly issue of Time, bypassed articles about all manner of significant news to share with loyal readers, and focused, instead, on the following: “There are now four college-grad women for every three college grad men among Americans ages 22-29.”  And, as the years go by, the disparity […]

If I’m Over 60, I Must Not Be Having Sex

August 27, 2015


Thanks to an article on, we now know that the vast majority of movie goers would prefer not to see people post-60 having sex onscreen. This fact dovetails with the vast majority of people post-60 who would prefer not to watch themselves having sex. In spite of this, film makers have lately started to […]

Dating Review Sites: Avoiding the Downside of Online Dating

August 11, 2015


Back in the Dark Ages of online dating, it was believed that dating sites were populated mainly by serial killers. Life in the Boomer Lane, a firm believer that even serial killers deserved to find true love, signed up for the service immediately. Her friends were horrified.  The horror went to even higher levels when […]

The Hearing Aid of the Future, Right on Your Cell Phone or Watch

July 18, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane now has two friends who must wear hearing aids. She suspects more will follow. About 20% of U.S. adults (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, 1 out of 3 people has hearing loss. Today, the average person with hearing loss takes seven years from the moment they recognize […]


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