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, […]

Posted in: death and dying

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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