Unscheduled Ride-Sharing Tours

April 16, 2021

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Having now been fully vaccinated (Note to Readers: Life in the Boomer Lane experienced absolutely no side effects from the second vaccine. It was a non-event, leading her to believe that it was a fake vaccine created by the same folks who brought you pizza parlors and child molestation), she can now get on with […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

Beneath the Surface of Life

March 23, 2021

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Here we are, completing the first full year of Covid. LBL won’t get into the epic fallout of this past year. She will simply take it down to a very personal, self-focused level: It’s becoming more and more difficult to write this blog when the following two things have occurred. Trump is (sort of) gone, […]

Posted in: history, life, politics

The Right to Be White

March 8, 2021

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Throughout the Trump administration, Life in the Boomer Lane couldn’t make sense of what appeared to be groups of polar opposites who both thought that Trump was oh-so-swell-in-every-way. There were the educated, middle and upper middle class professionals who invested in the stock market, dutifully paid taxes, sometimes played golf and belonged to country clubs […]

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Old Women Who Write

March 2, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has some pretty big ideas. Most of the time, she keeps them to herself. Then, after awhile, someone else invents seat belts for dogs or some Really Important Human writes something that millions of people start talking about. Then, LBL can say to herself, “Hey, I already thought of that.” […]

Posted in: writing

5,000 Years of Word-Making and Word-Makers

February 23, 2021

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The oldest rock art is believed to be about 44,000 years old. The oldest written words are about 5500 years old. This means that, for about 38,500 years, people could just happily just look at pictures. This didn’t demand much from them, aside from occasional arguments about whether the animal represented looked more like a […]

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Passports, Unicorns, and Rainbows

January 25, 2021

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COVID has, like it has with most others, put a crimp in my style. I spent part of yesterday dusting the line of shoes that sit on a top shelf in my closet, knowing that as soon as I finished, the dust would start collecting again. I’m pretty good about tossing clothes I don’t love […]

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Fear vs Something Else

January 21, 2021

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Like many of you, I’m experiencing a (possibly unwarranted) sense of optimism over the arrival of the new administration. If the US were a restaurant, and President Biden (Oh to hear myself say those words) were a chef and we were the restaurant patrons, he has just been handed the ingredients which which to make […]

Posted in: current events

Everybody Poops. Except.

January 15, 2021

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The most significant factor in all of human history has been the humble poop. When prehistoric man went into the woods to shit, he was unaware that the tiny seeds contained in his feces would become the catalyst for the growth of plants. Over time, the seeds sprouted and began to grow. Then, one day […]

Posted in: politicians, politics

The Truth of “Trial by Combat”

January 7, 2021

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It’s impossible for me, as it is for many others, to grasp events that are far larger than myself. War, famine, pandemic all reach proportions that are beyond my comprehension. My capacity to grasp all of this emotionally has a limit, and these events often exceed that. Then, I will see a photo of one […]

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Caste

January 4, 2021

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I’m reading Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste. It is less a book than an experience. It is like having been seated in a room in which my chair has been in the same place, facing the same way. I have gotten to know the room intimately from my optimal vantage point. I have come to conclusions […]

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