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Sapiens

July 11, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane is now reading Sapiens, the not always predictable journey of mankind from Early Blob to Current Day Something Else. The author, Yuval Noah Harari, brilliantly takes the reader from the beginning of life to what may well be the end of it (LBL’s words, not Harari’s.) Among other things, LBL […]

Cloud Cuckoo Land

February 26, 2022

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As the ongoing target of Trump’s affection continues to steamroll his way across Ukraine, Life in the Boomer Lane chooses to take this opportunity to discuss something other than politics or the giant cinderblock of climate change that is suspended over our heads. Instead, she will direct her attention to that age-old question, “Have you […]

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 […]

Trump on the Couch

January 24, 2019

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Contrary to what some Loyal Readers may be thinking at this moment, this post is not about Life in the Boomer Lane’s experiences (or anyone’s else’s), canoodling with POTUS.  Neither is LBL extending a magnanimous offer to POTUS, should he be tossed out of office and have n place to stay.  It is, however, about […]

The Hunger Games Trilogy

April 13, 2012

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Back in the Dark Ages, when people read books made of paper and discussed them face-to-face with other humans, I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I lived in Middle Earth, even though the world thought I was in grad school, doing whatever it was that grad students did back in the early 70’s. […]