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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Sapiens

July 11, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane is now reading Sapiens, the not always predictable journey of mankind from Early Blob to Current Day Something Else. The author, Yuval Noah Harari, brilliantly takes the reader from the beginning of life to what may well be the end of it (LBL’s words, not Harari’s.) Among other things, LBL […]

Posted in: book review, books, politics

When Cheese Turns Deadly

July 5, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind week-long girls’ road trip to the Berkshires. Along with scenery-gaping, museum-going, music-listening, and the required amount of shopping and eating and laughing, the group decided to spend time in one of their two hotel rooms, watching the latest session of the hearings into the […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

Gas Prices and Mickey Mouse

June 25, 2022

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As the Cult of the GOP valiantly ignores the ongoing January 6 hearings, its disciples are agreed that all people really care about are gas prices and inflation. This surprised Life in the Boomer Lane. Surely, all these God-created folks scattered around the country must be getting hopped up about more topics than this. For […]

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My Father’s Voice

June 21, 2022

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My parents were both born in eastern Europe, my father just before and my mother just after World War I. Life was fragile, and especially so for Jews. They each made it to the US, my mother alone at age eight and my father at age 13, with a falsified birth certificate so that he […]

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News of the Wild

June 6, 2022

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The past week has been jam-packed with so many atrocities due to gun violence and the GOP’s continuing belief that each life lost is simply another indication that the Second Amendment is alive and well, thank you very much, that the non-gun wisdom of many high profile GOPers has gone unnoticed by all but an […]

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The Paper Chase

May 31, 2022

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The following post was written in an attempt to see if LBL’s brain cells were capable of doing anything, right now, aside from moving to Canada, in an attempt to escape the mutant slime (commonly called the GOP) whose single-minded goal of money and votes means that children will continue to die, and the small […]

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Why Democracy Sucks

May 12, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane was far too busy enjoying her birthday to pay attention to the seemingly innocuous events that were, in fact, secretly ruining her life. It was like she believed she was bitten by a tiny, pesky insect and then she had a small itchy blob which turned into a large itchy […]

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Behind the Scenes Birthday Weekend

May 9, 2022

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As we all know, life, just like Supreme Court decisions, can cause whiplash. Life in the Boomer Lane has already written a thoughtful piece about the meaning for her of turning seventy-five. Let’s leave that for the moment and address ourselves to the reality of what was going on behind the scenes during her birthday […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps