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Death vs Something Else

December 15, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane keeps promising herself that she will no longer write anything about Donald Trump. On the other hand, she also keeps promising herself that she will stop talking about aging, her allergies, and the documented fact that she is getting shorter. She has failed in all of these areas. She now […]

When Men Were Men

December 1, 2022

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Beginning with the arrival of humans on the world stage was the natural proclivity of such humans to procreate. The mating process generally came down to those who owned a penis and those who were screwed by one. There were countless variations from the get-go, but, as these didn’t generate offspring, they weren’t given much […]

Born to Peck

October 24, 2022

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For the last few days, a Red-crested woodpecker has been at the top of the utility pole in front of Life in the Boomer Lane’s house. He has been relentlessly pecking away throughout daylight hours. He does not take breaks. The utility pole, as one might assume, is wood. But the object of the bird’s […]

The Great State of Dumb

September 29, 2022

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Throughout history, humans have been capable of astonishing feats of invention, art, and science. They have also been capable of using their 86 billion brain cells to wage wars over pastries and an ear, to deplete natural resources until land no longer supported them, and to make a lot of astonishingly bad reality shows. Humans […]

A Slap is A Punch is A Murder is An Invasion

March 29, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane hopes she isn’t beating a dead horse. Dead horses have been beaten far too much lately. We know that we live in a violent world. We live in a world in which human life is valued only until it gets in the way of what someone wants. We watch the […]

Tucker With An F

November 23, 2021

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Heather Cox Richardson alerted Life in the Boomer Lane today that “…the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, based in Stockholm, Sweden, released its 2021 report on ‘The Global State of Democracy.’ “Democracy is at risk,” the report’s introduction begins. “Its survival is endangered by a perfect storm of threats, both from within and […]

I Know A Predator When I See One

August 21, 2020

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A predator in the animal kingdom is defined as an animal that kills or eats other animals for food. The most successful predators are not necessarily the biggest and the strongest. They are the ones with the sharpest predatory instincts. They are fast. They have heightened senses. They have good camoflage. They can attack without their prey ever sensing […]

Small Acts of Great Courage

June 9, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane lives in a neighborhood of mostly (overwhelmingly) white, professional people, people whose livlihoods ultimately depend on the behemoth we affectionately call the federal government. They are government workers, consultants, facilitators, researchers, attorneys, statisticians, politicians. They work for the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and a host […]

The Price of Human Dignity

June 2, 2020

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For many years, my uncle ran a butcher shop in one of the all-black neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. On August 28, 1964, a woman came into the shop and asked for the largest, best cut of steak my uncle had. He began to pull it out of the case to show her. She stopped him […]

To Lubbock With Love

May 29, 2020

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A long time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane participated in a workshop in which people declared their visions for their lives. Huge visions were encouraged. Impossible visions were applauded. As time went on, visions became grander, more expansive. LBL will admit, she was enthralled by these visions. And some of these visions actually manifested. […]