When Men Were Men

December 1, 2022

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Beginning with the arrival of humans on the world stage was the natural proclivity of such humans to procreate. The mating process generally came down to those who owned a penis and those who were screwed by one. There were countless variations from the get-go, but, as these didn’t generate offspring, they weren’t given much […]

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Thanksgiving 2022

November 23, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane believes the US could easily change its flag to the representation of a gun with the words “Thoughts and Prayers” underneath. This sort of covers everything. In a relatively short number of years, we have become an outlier among peer countries in the violence we perpetrate. There are many reasons […]

Falling for the Midterms

November 10, 2022

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In the weeks leading up to the mid-terms, Life in the Boomer Lane’s in box came perilously close to exceeding 100 political emails per day. Candidates, under a variety circumstances (running behind in the polls and in cash/running well in the polls and in cash/having had their personal credit cards declined) all indicated that LBL’s […]

Born to Peck

October 24, 2022

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For the last few days, a Red-crested woodpecker has been at the top of the utility pole in front of Life in the Boomer Lane’s house. He has been relentlessly pecking away throughout daylight hours. He does not take breaks. The utility pole, as one might assume, is wood. But the object of the bird’s […]

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Getting to the Truth About January 6

October 19, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane has, like many other Dems, was glued to the TV every time a hearing aired. She then went over all the talking points with like-minded folks she surrounds herself with. But all issues have two sides (except, of course, for divorce). So, in the name of equal time, it’s only […]

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The Great State of Dumb

September 29, 2022

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Throughout history, humans have been capable of astonishing feats of invention, art, and science. They have also been capable of using their 86 billion brain cells to wage wars over pastries and an ear, to deplete natural resources until land no longer supported them, and to make a lot of astonishingly bad reality shows. Humans […]

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Bollywood on the Bosphorus

September 26, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a glorious three week visit to Turkey, mostly spent in the company of Now Husband’s family. She returned to any number of media articles affording deep reflection of the Tsunami of Stupid that has taken over the GOP and its acolytes. In the next couple of […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

A Panacea for the End of the World

August 22, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been unable to metaphorically put pen to paper in today’s increasingly debilitating world. A stay at Jellystone Park (home to Yogi Bear and his cohorts) with five of her grandchildren did provide a brief respite from the knowledge that the earth was rolling rapidly downhill toward certain oblivion. It’s […]

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Over Her Dead Body

August 2, 2022

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One thing you can say about Donald Trump: He honors the last wishes of those he loves. From 1977-1992, the length of their marriage, Donald and Ivana were the B List Toast of the Town (medium setting) for the New York glitterati. Her status as a ski champion gave her the opportunity to chase down, […]

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The History of Right-Wing Extremism

July 19, 2022

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It’s easy to blame poor Donald Trump for the current extremism of the Republican party from blah-blah-blah-we-hate-taxes to raped-10-year-olds-shouldn’t-have-abortions. The truth is that the roots of right-wing extremism can be traced back to the moment that early humans first realized that their environment was fraught with danger. “Things were better before poisonous snakes and Neanderthals […]

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