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Things I Don’t Understand

April 21, 2014

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  There are a lot of things Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t understand anymore, and she fears she is running out of time to make any sense of them. 1. She doesn’t understand why, when she flies (on a plane, mostly), TSA officials are always staring her down, ordering her to get into (or […]

Guerrilla Aging: I’m Not Where I Thought I’d Be, But I’m Exactly Where I Am

March 28, 2014

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 The following is a guest post by Lakota Grace (her name, alone, makes for a great story) a  “71 year old, twice-divorced single lady who dyes her hair red, just because.” She can be visited at her blog,  A Look Forward.                               […]

Guerrilla Aging: When Where We Are Isn’t Where We Thought We’d Be

March 21, 2014

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I had dinner with a friend/colleague a couple of days ago. She is sixty, and for decades was the devoted wife of a career military man. A registered nurse by training, she happily set aside her profession and assumed the role she felt was her highest calling. She raised her sons in wherever her husband’s […]

Khal Putin Banned From Netflix

March 19, 2014

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According to the Borowitz Report, in a brilliant bit of satiric wit, “In what was described as a major ramping up of sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States had frozen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Netflix account, effective immediately.”  Life in the Boomer Lane believes that the surprise move […]

How to Buy A Swimsuit

March 18, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been so busy shoveling snow, losing gloves and stocking up on milk, toilet paper, and the makings of chocolate chip cookies, that she has failed to notice that Spring starts in two days. Spring is the season in which all of LBL’s senses undergo their yearly reawakening, and she […]

Guerrilla Aging: Navigating the Third Half of Life

March 13, 2014

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Some time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had the brilliant idea of starting a second blog, titled “Guerrilla Aging.”  Because whatever talent she has does not extend to spelling, she bought the website “guerillaaging.com”  After discovering her error, she purchased the correct website. And, because whatever talent she has does not also extend to […]

Seven Myths About Women Over 50

March 8, 2014

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Back in 2005, two friends and I wrote a book titled “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.” We did it to dispel the myths about women of a certain age and to celebrate the good, the bad, the ugly, the inexplicable and the always-joyful that comes with being who e are […]

Finding Older Single Men: Part 2

March 5, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has received many responses from her post, Finding Older Single Men Part 1. Some of these have actually been in writing, as opposed to being painted on the front of her house in the middle of the night. She will share a couple of these with you, as well as […]

Finding Older Single Men: Part 1

March 3, 2014

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It’s no secret that the US population is aging. The over-65 population numbered 40.4 million in 2010, an increase of 5.4 million or 15.3% since 2000. Baby boomers make up 35% of the American adult population. By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. If you are an older […]

The Oscars and the Agers

February 28, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t know about you, but she is pretty darn excited about the impending Academy Awards Spectacle on Sunday. It marks the 39th anniversary of the year that LBL spent watching the 47th Annual Academy Awards, pacing up and down in her living room, in front of the TV, being in […]

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