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Guerrilla Aging: Loss

August 15, 2014

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  The inevitable consequence of aging is that our losses multiply. Death is the loss many of us will think of first. Most of the people who defined our world in childhood will leave that world. Many of the friends we have accumulated along the way will be lost. Some losses, like divorce, may be […]

Guerrilla Aging: Is There Life After Retirement?

August 8, 2014

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There is almost as much written about retirement as there is about menopause.  Before we start packing in order to head for the “best places to retire,” we get to wrap our heads around retirement in general. The following is a guest post by Deborah Drucker, the author of the new blog, Notes Tied on […]

Selling to the Grays

July 8, 2014

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Let’s count the number of times it has been brought to our (“our” meaning boomers and olders) attention that we are being shut out of popular advertising. Or let’s not. It’s a lot of times. That’s all you have to know. AARP Magazine has done it again, in an article titled “Who’s Afraid of A […]

Guerrilla Aging: It Starts With Owning Our Age

July 4, 2014

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  When we are very young, we want to be older. We want to run with the big boys. When we are teens, we want to look older, as well. We see the world of adulthood as intoxicating in its freedom of choice. Yet, when we actually do become adults and can appreciate the responsibility […]

Aunt Gert Goes into A Nursing Home

June 30, 2014

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  Today, Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband moved her Aunt Gert from an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania to a nursing home in Northern Virginia. She invites anyone who cares, to join her in being outraged that a perfectly lucid (albeit heavily medicated and emotionally fragile) human being is forced to go […]

Biodynamic Farming: Poop in A Ram’s Horn

June 3, 2014

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Friends of Life in the Boomer Lane belong to a food coop.  When they are out-of-town, she and Now Husband receive their share (30 lbs of root vegetables).  Or an extra loaf of bread.  The bread (and everything else), she was informed, was the product of biodynamic farming. LBL, plunk in the middle of her […]

Guerrilla Aging: The Next Twenty Years

May 30, 2014

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  I celebrated my 67th birthday this month, happy to be on this side of the dirt.  Because of circumstances that occurred twenty years ago, the way I look at birthdays and aging has changed. One of my closest friends had just died of breast cancer. We were born in the same month in the […]

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