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When Mustard Becomes A Sex Toy

July 5, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who is so old that she doesn’t even qualify as a Boomer. Her last relationship ended before Facebook began and people needed to show hundreds of others what they ate for breakfast each morning.  But life, in its infinite wisdom and unending need for amusement, has […]

What’s Next

June 18, 2018

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While Life in the Boomer Lane wrestles with any technology requiring more than an “On” and “Off” switch, the folks at AARP are discovering even newer ways to confuse her. In the latest issue of AARP Bulletin, an article titled “What’s Next” details all of the ways technology is racing ahead of what human brain […]

The Dying Show

March 19, 2018

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I found out about a month ago that a woman, J,  who, throughout most of high school and college, was my best friend, was on Hospice care in a nursing home outside of Philadelphia. She was in the final stages of emphysema. Doctors couldn’t even say if she would make it to her birthday at […]

Naps: Good, Bad, or Something Else

March 8, 2018

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It’s a fact of life that, many decades after small children stop taking daily naps, they again pick up the habit.  While Life in the Boomer Lane has taken maybe a handful of naps in her entire adult life, Now Husband and many of LBL’s friends partake, most on a daily basis. She is sure […]

The New 90-Year-Old Face of Internet Dating

March 5, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane firmly believes that there are two things that never age out, no matter how old we are. One is the dislike of going to the dentist.  The other is the hunt for love. JDate, the largest internet dating company aimed at Jewish singles, has, like other online singles websites, gone […]

When Internal Organs see the Light of Day

March 2, 2018

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This week, a close friend of Life in the Boomer Lane called her and started the conversation with the following: “I called you because you are an expert in prolapse.” This is, unfortunately, correct. Some years ago, LBL was in the shower, minding her own business, when she was suddenly aware that something was falling […]

Why the Wrong Shoes Are Doing You Damage

October 14, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane loves shoes. Most of the shoes she loves have heels that are too high, too spindly, too ridiculous-looking for a woman her age. Hence, the search for fabulous shoes that have high heels, but are still comfortable, supportive, edgy, and make others swoon, “Where did you get those?” LBL could […]