Faster, Tougher, Stronger. And Older.

August 12, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending a lot of time lately, trying to avoid listening to the Forces of Evil that keep knocking at her door. Climate Change appears to be the most insistant, followed by Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Hatred Against Other Races/Religions/Nationalities/Sexual Orintations/Political Parties, and the IRS (Readers Note: This last […]

Posted in: aging

Poop vs Boobs vs Bubby

July 24, 2019

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As the world spins ever faster toward oblivion, with seemingly no rests stops along the way, two reasearchers from the University of Alberta have spent a lot of time analyzing exactly what the funniest English words are and why they are funny. Six categories were chosen: sex, bodily functions, insults, swear words, partying, and animals. […]

Posted in: humor, research, satire

There’s Nothing Better Than FREE

July 21, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has already written several posts to hype the amazing series of programs offered by One Day U. One Day U is like going back to college for the day, minus the homework, the exams, and the bad dorm food. On July 25, in Washington, DC, One Day U will host […]

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Epic is the New Normal

July 15, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane recently heard a newscaster refer to an ongoing weather news item as “epic.” Said newscaster then went on to describe the latest heat wave/flood/landslide/volcanic eruption/forest fire/hurricane/tornado/etc. LBL has personally stopped keeping track of any number of weather-related disasters that each has, for a moment or two, had the ability to […]

Human vs Chipmunk

July 8, 2019

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A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane (We’ll call her “Glenda” because that is her name) lives in Maine. LBL loves her because she is a gorgeous, feisty, independant creature. When stone walls needed to be built to enclose her property, Glenda built them. When trees needed to come down, Glenda felled them. When […]

Posted in: animals, humor, satire

Old Man Walking

July 4, 2019

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He was closing in on 70 and had retired several years earlier. His reward for a life of responsibility and hard work was to eat what he wanted, drink what he wanted, and enjoy his marriage and his family. He happily coasted on the fruits of his lifelong labors. In his late sixties, he had […]

Posted in: death and dying, family

Helpful Uncoupling

June 25, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Maine, where she visited a dear friend, G. She does this on an annual basic, and she and G have developed a system that works for them. This consists of equal parts talking, shopping, eating and getting into trouble. While LBL was visiting, G received a […]