Tucker With An F

November 23, 2021

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Heather Cox Richardson alerted Life in the Boomer Lane today that “…the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, based in Stockholm, Sweden, released its 2021 report on ‘The Global State of Democracy.’ “Democracy is at risk,” the report’s introduction begins. “Its survival is endangered by a perfect storm of threats, both from within and […]

Posted in: commentary

The Year Everyone’s Hair Fell Out

November 17, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been getting used to her hair not only falling out, but flying across rooms and nestling in surprising places. She has noted hair inside freshly washed laundry, hair clinging to furniture, and hair doing a balletic freefall onto laptop keys as she types this blog post. While she considered […]

Life in the Boomer Lane Meets Her Waterloo

November 9, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband have just returned from a week in Brussels. They stayed with close friends who live there part time, and they had a great week. One of the highlights of the week was to visit the Museum of Waterloo, the Belgian town in which Napoleon met the end […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Your Questions Answered

October 27, 2021

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It’s tough to write about nipples, when the world continues to careen toward its end. Life in the Boomer Lane had fully intended to devote herself to just that (nipple talk), but the Forces of Darkness kept obscuring her vision. Not that nipples aren’t important, mind you. LBL will simply put nipples aside for the […]

Posted in: politics

Burning the House Down

October 7, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been around for a long time, so long that she remembers when everyone listened to the same news and either agreed or disagreed. It’s a crazy thought now, the idea of our choices being limited to either agreeing or disagreeing. Now, we are on a different path. It’s like […]

Posted in: politicians, politics

Stuff Authors Put in Books

October 1, 2021

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Congress is entirely distracted now, either trying to pass legislation or trying to stop the passage of legislation. Life in the Boomer Lane will not deter them from their respective missions by casting comments in their direction. Instead, she will address herself to something other than the GOP that annoys the shit out of her: […]

Posted in: books

Rolling Chairs

September 13, 2021

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I recently saw a reference to rolling chairs. I haven’t thought about those chairs in decades. They were a fixture of my walks on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, back in the 60s and 70s. They were wicker, had wheels, and many were pushed manually. Most of the riders were, through my young eyes, older […]

Posted in: memories

Dr Snow and the Monkey

September 7, 2021

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A good friend of Life in the Boomer Lane’s Now Husband retired to Maine a few years ago, to be closer to his family. Recently, he threw out his back, and was on the verge of being bedridden. Now Husband called him a few days ago, to check up on him. He didn’t pick up. […]

Posted in: friendship, humor, illness

The Lone Voter State

September 3, 2021

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Texas lays claim to the fact that it was once its own country. Colonized in the eighteenth century by the Spanish, Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836. Texans stood their ground at that bastion of American Pluckiness, The Alamo. Countless children, thrilled by the story of the brave frontiersmen fighting for freedom […]

Catch Up

August 30, 2021

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LBL hasn’t posted anything in quite some time. She has spent most of that time with family, reminding herself that, when both children and then grandchildren have all been successfully potty-trained, life becomes far more civilized. Unlike her children and grandchildren, the world has not yet been able to successfully potty train itself. While she […]