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Cataract Surgery

July 23, 2020

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The history of cataracts began well after the time when the average life span was only a bit longer than a bag of dried beans. People generally lived long full lives into their 20s and 30s, then succumbed to rotted teeth and mammoth attacks. Other ailments included gout, the vapors, biliousness and St Vitus Dance. […]

The Ultimate Test of Friendship

April 2, 2020

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Friendship was invented a long time ago, specifically when some random human told a second human, “Hey! There’s a Big Something behind you” just in time for the second human to jump out of the way as a surly mastodon barreled through. After that, the two became buddies and watched fighting every Friday night together. […]

“The Bachelor”: Senior Edition

February 26, 2020

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For those Readers who have been living in the bottom of Life in the Boomer Lane’s in box, you might not be aware of the latest news about “The Bachelor.” “The Bachelor” franchise is maybe the most lucrative reality show ever in the history of the entire world. This is, of course, if one doesn’t […]

Aging Not Gracefully

February 24, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband were each having back issues when they cooked. Luckily for LBL, she cooks as little as possible. But she does create large Passover and Hanukkah extravaganzes requiring a lot of hours on her feet. She pays the price with miserable back spasms. Now Husband cooks on a […]

OK, Boomer

February 14, 2020

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A professor at the University of Oklahoma provoked outrage by saying the phrase “OK, boomer” was like saying the N-word. He later apologized to students. This event has been getting a lot of press lately, ecllipsing even the the two most significant, ongoing, high-profile meltdowns the world is currently facing: the Antartic ice shelf and […]

A New Relationship Between Death and Well-Being

December 9, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane subscribes to a site titled mindbodygreen, mostly to be informed that whatever she is doing is entirely bad and wrong. Yesterday, however, she came across an article that she wholeheartedly agrees with: We usually only talk about death when it is happening or has just happened. Until recently, in our […]

A Beautiful, Elegant Shell Game

December 4, 2019

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Life in the boomer Lane spent Thanksgiving week with her youngest child and his family. His children are age two and eleven months. After spending five or six days getting into various positions on the floor that no one over the age of 50 should subject themselves to, she had a free morning. She decided […]

Faster, Tougher, Stronger. And Older.

August 12, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending a lot of time lately, trying to avoid listening to the Forces of Evil that keep knocking at her door. Climate Change appears to be the most insistant, followed by Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Hatred Against Other Races/Religions/Nationalities/Sexual Orintations/Political Parties, and the IRS (Readers Note: This last […]

Road Rage, Age Rage

May 13, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane pulled out of a parking lot last week, onto a street at a busy intersection. She was unable to totally straighten her car as she entered the street, so it was at a slight angle. An ambulace came down the street in the opposite direction, and suddenly, a car appeared […]

Where There’s A Will

May 3, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has always prided herself in being a take-charge person. She makes major life decisions easily and never lets the mail pile up. She takes full responsibility for all areas of her life, except for technology, and everyone knows that technology isn’t something that anyone should ever take responsibility for. She […]