Why Men Return

December 7, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has known several women who have been contacted by men who knew them as former boyfriends, decades earlier (in one case, at summer camp). These later-in-life reunions have been met with varying degrees of success, from a reawakening of young love to a realization that remaining comotose would be […]

Friendship Friday: Laughing Through the Worst to get to the Best

December 2, 2016

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Back in the fall of 1973, Life in the Boomer Lane met Miki, a fellow special ed teacher. Miki was tall. Her legs started at her ankles and ended at LBL’s neck. Her life experiences were as different from LBL’s as could possibly be. There were a lot of reasons why they connected. But the […]

This New Orange Era: Who ARE These People?

November 30, 2016

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It’s no secret that Democrats, especially liberal Dems, were devastated when Trump won the election. For them, it signaled the unleashing of the unwashed masses upon their educated sensibilities. Liberals felt like the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones, as they saw countless hordes of White Walkers relentlessly scaling the wall of Castle Black, with […]

The New Dishwasher: Part 2

November 29, 2016

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Having just barely survived a love and chaos-filled Thanksgiving, Life in the Boomer Lane has been experiencing the same kind of whiplash that Mitt Romney must be feeling right now. But, while Mitt is being forced to remain in the political purgatory mode, LBL can move on to other important issues in her life and […]

Pre-Thanksgiving: Joyful Mayhem Involving Large Appliances

November 23, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just hosted her children and grandchildren in a pre-Thanksgiving research project to test the theory that a house can hold 5.5 times the number of people it was designed to hold, as long as they are all related to each other. Six adults and five children occupied a space normally […]

Friendship Friday: Shopping Mayhem

November 18, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been thinking a lot about friendship, lately. She has written about friendship and friends in many blog posts. But in this current era of political uncertainly, she finds her friends to be even more of a comfort than they have been in the past. In addition, she appreciates the […]

This New Orange Era: Sex, Sexism, and the Politics of Sex

November 16, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane would like to take credit for the term “this new orange era,” but it goes, instead, to one of her loyal readers, MaryN. Throughout the next four years, LBL will occasionally  be subjecting her readers to posts relating to our new orange reality. She has already accumulated a mental backlog […]