A “Thank You” Aimed at the Sky

November 15, 2020

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Like any number of card-carrying American hominids, Life in the Boomer Lane has been emotionally impacted by the double whammy of the Trump-Covid Convergence Phenomenon. The fact that two life-altering forces could occur at the same time seemed inexplicable. This would be akin to having a severe case of intestinal distress, while lying in bed […]

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Unconscious Bias

September 23, 2020

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Back in the days before streaming TV, people were concerned mostly with mammoths: how to find them, how to stalk them, how to kill them, and how to consume them. People, being people, developed some pretty strong opinions about the entire process. Had you asked one of those people why they arrived at the conclusions […]

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Unintended Blog Post

September 15, 2020

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(Note to Loyal Readers: Life in the Boomer Lane fully intended to post something today that had absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump. But, when she started to type, the exact opposite occurred. She apologizes and promises that, after today’s post, she will take a break from such odious pursuits.) It’s no secret that […]

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Anger Born of Fear

September 1, 2020

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African Americans have endured what few people have. Ancestors were ripped away from the civilizations that created and nurtured them. Centuries later, traditions and the anchors people had to those who came before have been lost. The country that forced African Americans here didn’t want them after freedom was grudgingly given. They became a mystery […]

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The Republican National Convention

August 25, 2020

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The world is a mighty, vast, complicated, and often frightening, place. As the world shrinks in size, we are confronted more and more with a knowledge that there are people who don’t look like us, talk like us, or act like us who, nevertheless, have a great impact on our own lives. Technology has made […]

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I Know A Predator When I See One

August 21, 2020

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A predator in the animal kingdom is defined as an animal that kills or eats other animals for food. The most successful predators are not necessarily the biggest and the strongest. They are the ones with the sharpest predatory instincts. They are fast. They have heightened senses. They have good camoflage. They can attack without their prey ever sensing […]

A Phone Conversation Between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jiping

August 17, 2020

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  Vladimir Putin, relaxing at home by doing 10,000 sit ups, is interrupted by a ringing phone. He picks it up. Vlad here. Talk to me. Hey Vlad, it’s Xi. We need to talk. About what? As if I couldn’t guess. Our common pain-in-the-butt. Oh right, him. Trust me, it’s way worse for me. I […]

The Dollhouse

July 29, 2020

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A few months before the Age of Covid set in, Life in the Boomer Lane had a client who was holding a big estate sale in order to sell a 50-plus year accumulation of everything in the house. The attic was filled with toys from his childhood, his wife’s childhood and the childhoods of their […]

Cataract Surgery

July 23, 2020

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The history of cataracts began well after the time when the average life span was only a bit longer than a bag of dried beans. People generally lived long full lives into their 20s and 30s, then succumbed to rotted teeth and mammoth attacks. Other ailments included gout, the vapors, biliousness and St Vitus Dance. […]

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When the We is More Important Than the Me

July 19, 2020

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A couple years ago, I was at the gate for my flight when I spotted who I believed to be John Lewis, seated at the same gate. I immediately strode over to him, put my hand out and said, “Mr Lewis, it is a true honor to meet you.” The man in question smiled and […]