Take the Tooth, Leave the Money, and Go Away

October 15, 2018

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There are only two times in a person’s life that they willfully eject body parts. One occurs with advancing age, when random body parts prolapse and peek out from their usual hiding places within the body. The other is during early elementary school years, when baby teeth pop out at random, in order to make […]

The New Presidential Alert System

October 5, 2018

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The brand new Presidential Alert System, also know by its acronym POOP (President’s Organizational Override of the People) has now been activated to 1. keep us safe 2. let us know at all times who is in charge 3. keep assuring us that there was no collusion, uh uh, nope, never, no way This week […]

Yesterday

September 28, 2018

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Along with countless other people, I was glued to the TV yesterday, to watch the Senate hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.  There were so many thoughts swirling around in my head throughout, that I thought I’d never be able to make sense of it enough to write anything. Yet here I am, […]

What’s in A Name?

September 26, 2018

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Names of anything in our world are useful to different degrees during different times of our lives. Toddlers are often called upon to display their inordinate intelligence by naming animals, when shown pictures of such animals.  They also shriek “Elmo!” (or some vague approximation) when confronted with an image of the lovable, red Muppet. As […]

Harrassing People for Fun and Profit

September 24, 2018

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Contrary to what readers may now be thinking, the title of this post has noting to do with our duly elected and self-adored President of the United States. It is, instead, about Life in the Boomer Lane’s Saturday spent getting in people’s faces at a local community celebration. LBL will start by saying that DC […]

Bezos: From Books to Burial to the Great Beyond

September 20, 2018

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Somewhere between the 10th and sixth centuries BC, the first, primitive version of the Hebrew Bible appeared. Whoever wrote it looked at it and said, “Damn, with a simple book I can control the world.”  Over two thousands years later, a man named Jeff Bezos took his words to heart. “The guy was amazing,” he […]

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 […]