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The Silliest Commercial: The Laughing Cow/La Vache Qui Rit, A Guest Post by Johanna van Zanten

February 27, 2015

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  Johanna is “a late bloomer who started writing my first short story when I turned sixty. As a newly single woman, with a lot of time on my hands and a wish to write a book, I got the hint and just started writing realizing, if not now, when?   I continued writing short […]

What Are Men Good For?

January 26, 2015

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The secret to longevity depends on who you ask. People who have actually made it to an advanced age will credit alcohol or no alcohol, sex or no sex, red meat or no red meat, whatever or not-whatever.  Jessie Gallan, age 109, credits her advanced age to porridge and avoidance of men. While these items […]

A Commitment to Ignore Good Advice in 2015

December 31, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has reached an age that allows her to look back at all the great advice she has gotten over the decades and respond with flagrant disregard, or at least with a bit of tweaking. These include: Act your age. LBL has been struggling with this one for decades, especially during […]

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

December 18, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane took a break from reading accusations that Barack Obama is a Muslim Communist, in order to review the past year.  Many people would agree that 2014 can’t end soon enough. It has seemed, at times, that we have all been on a long downhill slide, greased by the hijacking […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 14, 2014

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(I’ve written several posts over the years, about being Jewish at Christmastime. I’ve just about covered all angles and decided to give myself a break this year.  I’m re-posting an old piece. If you’ve seen it already, fee free to do something more worthwhile, like standing in an endless line at the post office or […]

How to Be A Good Jihadi Wife

November 1, 2014

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  It’s tough enough to be a good wife when one’s spouse has a 9-5 job.  It’s a totally different kettle of fish to be a jihadi wife.  Even a simple good-bye kiss at the door becomes quite complicated when one is wearing a burka and one’s spouse’s head is wrapped entirely in black cloth. […]

Guerrilla Aging: Money Honey

October 31, 2014

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  Money means more than dollars. It’s tied to our sense of success, to security, to power, to independence.  It can be what allows us, or stops us, from fulfilling our dreams.  And, for most women, it’s something we don’t give much thought to until we are confronted with a major life change. For those […]

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