Time to Go Down the Basement

May 26, 2023


Decades ago, Life in the Boomer Lane was introduced to the concept of “things are not always as they appear to be” by Then Husband the Economist, who always declared that everything in life came down to economics. It was a new way of looking at events and pretty much covered all bases except for […]

Posted in: politics

Firing on All Cylinders

May 1, 2023


For the last couple weeks, every single time Life in the Boomer Lane starts to write a blog post, something crashes through her currently-firing brain cells that seriously diverts her attention. It’s like a fireball of headlines all barreling toward her at once. DeSantis Fires His Wrath Upon Disney World! Tucker Carlson Fired From Fox! […]

Vegas: The Jerusalem of Nevada

April 17, 2023


Back in 2021, Life in the Boomer Lane came up with the idea of celebrating her oldest grandchild’s Bar Mitzvah, due to take place in 2022, by taking him to Israel. One thing led to another, and, after a very short time, 15 people were signed on to the trip: LBL, Now Husband, three children, […]

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Posted in: family, travel

Who Are You and Who Are We Together?

April 4, 2023


Some people take their childhoods and use them to define their view of the world. Others take their experiences and use them as tools to create powerful lives that their childhoods could never have envisioned. Lori Brewer Collins is a tool user. Lori’s vision of the world and her place in it is far more […]

Posted in: commentary, friendship

Dreaming Our Lives Away

March 20, 2023


Life in the Boomer Lane goes through periods of time when, if someone were to ask her what she dreamt about the previous night, her answer would be “Huh?” At other times, her dreams accompany her throughout her day. It is then that she wonders why that man she knew many years ago, who she […]

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The Human Library

March 13, 2023


Instagram is Life in the Boomer Lane’s social media platform of choice. Lots of photos/videos, few words (unless necessary), and, for LBL, the ability to follow the work of whomever artists she chooses. But, at the risk of getting carried away with culture, here. LBL will say that she also follows her favorite fashion brands […]

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Civit Poop and Other Good News

March 6, 2023


Life in the Boomer Lane has been convinced for some time that SNL and Whatever-Those-People-Are-in-the-GOP, are in cahoots with each other. The WTPAGOP, with SNL’s help come up with whatever lunacy they come up with and then SNL makes fun of it on the show. They all profit from this by both amusing and horrifying […]

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The Train to Nowhere Except Trouble

February 27, 2023


On February 3, a 150-car train transporting 20 cars that contained hazardous substances, when 38 cars derailed about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a town called East Palestine, Ohio (population 5000.) Days after the crash, officials burned off chemicals carried by the train in an effort to avoid a potential explosion. That fire […]

Posted in: current events

Sidney, Say it Ain’t So

February 20, 2023


Even preschoolers know that information disseminated among humans can become so corrupted so as to emerge as another entity entirely. Preschoolers call this phenomenon “Whisper Down the Lane.” Adults engage in that same phenomenon. To them, it’s called conservative talk media. Depending on which side of the fence one’s posterior currently rests, one either sees […]

Posted in: politicians, politics


February 16, 2023


While we have been dealing with the usual array of grotesque political and environmental events, and, while the GOP has started to shoot presidential wannabees out of its maw to challenge the Big Guy, Life in the Boomer Lane has been aware of something brewing that is even more insidious: ChatGPT. For those of you […]

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