Disco Dreamin’

September 17, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane lives in a house that was built in 1912.  It was built by someone who had very interesting notions of what a house should be. One of them was that there should be no access to the outside from the kitchen.  Several rooms had no obvious purpose at all.  The […]

A Private Conversation Between Big POTUS and Little POTUS

September 10, 2018

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Mike, I’ve called you in to talk about the anynimus letter written to the Failing Subversive Scary Lying and Cheating New York Times. I didn’t do it, Sir. I know you didn’t, Mike. But we have to find out who did. Anunismiss things like this can fuck everything up for us. I’ll swear by it, […]

Illusion of control: Why the world is full of buttons that don’t work

September 4, 2018

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CNN, amid all of the stories that have world import, has finally come up with a story that actually means something in our own tiny personal universes: the countless buttons in our lives that are intended to give us a sense of being in control. This is because, basically, our lives are out of control. […]

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Fear, Political Intrigue, Fake News and Poop

August 29, 2018

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All of the words we are now using to describe the tumultuous and scary goings on in our country have finally arrived at Life in the Boomer Lane’s doorstep.  Yesterday, LBL met a colleague for a working breakfast, then returned home. As she approached the front porch, she saw what appeared to be a pile […]

The 10 Year Plan

August 27, 2018

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About 18 months ago, LBL looked around and wondered where various members of her family had gone to in the last five years or so. Based on their departures, as well as the ages at which her parents and other assorted family members departed, LBL calculated that she, herself, had about 10 years left to […]

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Getting Out the Vote

August 23, 2018

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Like many other Americans (roughly half of the population) Life in the Boomer Lane has been inhabiting an alternate universe since November 8, 2016. On this date, we learned that the other half of the population had done something completely inexplicable. And, in the time since, the lines have been even more firmly drawn. Many […]

A Look Back and A Look Way Back

August 13, 2018

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After Then Husband and I married and went to grad school, we lived frugally and saved most of our monthly fellowship stipends.  At the end of the year, we had saved enough for a student flight to Europe, two sleeping bags, a Coleman stove, and a pup tent. We had enough left over for eight […]

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