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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 […]

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]

100,982,246 Minutes of Life

August 14, 2017

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Last week, an article from the New York Times  started making the rounds of all the social media sites.  It detailed the relationship and subsequent marriage of two people who met at the gym, dated for eight years, and just got married. She graduated from Brooklyn College and received a master’s degree in biology from […]