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Art and the Aged: The Surprising Benefits of Crafting and Creating for Seniors

February 24, 2017

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The following is a guest post from Harvey Woods, a therapist who believes strongly in the arts and creativity. He writes about creativity and self-care for a better life.                                                     […]

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

February 13, 2017

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You cannot make decisions about the future, without an understanding of the past. Our country is now stuck in the present moment, with no understanding of the past and no vision for the future. So began the first powerful lecture that Life in the Boomer Lane attended, yesterday, at One Day University in Washington, DC. […]

That Word That Means That You Remember Something

January 26, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane and her friends now save a lot of money on entertainment. Rather than attending movies, plays, shows, the ballet and symphonies, they regale each other with hilarious stories of missed appointments, missing objects, and misplaced people.  This occurs mainly when they are out to breakfast or lunch or dinner or […]

This New Orange Era: The New Norm is Not A Norm

December 15, 2016

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  Back in the 1950s, the US, having just survived a horrific war, settled down and chose a general as President. The theme was order and prosperity. The small world that Life in the Boomer Lane inhabited consisted of school, family and friends. The first two were orderly and predictable. School, above all, was a […]

The New Dishwasher: Part 2

November 29, 2016

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Having just barely survived a love and chaos-filled Thanksgiving, Life in the Boomer Lane has been experiencing the same kind of whiplash that Mitt Romney must be feeling right now. But, while Mitt is being forced to remain in the political purgatory mode, LBL can move on to other important issues in her life and […]

Time is Not on Your Side

November 14, 2016

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  Contrary to claims touted by most products in the vitamin store, it turns out that human beings really do have a maximum lifespan. Researcher Jan Vijg of Einstein College of Medicine in New York has presented compelling proof for this Monday morning downer. For those of you older boomers who just had to mentally […]

One Day U: Making Music, From Jefferson to The Beatles

September 26, 2016

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  Lest you think that Life in the Boomer Lane is beating you over the head with her enthusiasm for One Day U, you are absolutely correct. She attended her second One Day U yesterday. Once again, she is swooning from the experience of being back in the classroom, being taught by some of the […]

An Honest Conversation about Sex After 70

July 27, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has been visiting the home of a close friend who lives in Maine. We’ll call this friend Francine, because that is the first name LBL could think of. The itinerary for the week includes eating, drinking, shopping, kayaking, going to the beach, and talking about sex.  As Francine is […]

The Heeby Jobbies and the Heebie Jeebies

July 5, 2016

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  A woman at a recent Trump rally asked “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these heeby jobbies they wear at TSA?” Trump didn’t correct her, either by clarifying that the word was “hijabis,” nor that the question mark at the end of the […]

4 Reasons to Buy A House Later in Life

June 3, 2016

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  The following is a guest post from Debra Lewis.  Since Life in the Boomer Lane is a Realtor and, since she often has older clients, she appreciates that age should never stop anyone from purchasing the house of their dreams. The purchase can be a single family home, a townhouse, a condo, or a […]