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While I Was Gone

May 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind 12-day trip to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle and then to Portland. ¬†On her return, she was quite surprised to learn that, while she had been mostly oblivious to the greater happenings of the world during her trip, the world had continued to […]

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 […]

Self-Identification and You

June 22, 2015

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For the past couple weeks, it’s been a wild ride in the self-identification field. Caitlyn Jenner, in self-identifying as a woman, not only won a gold medal for transgender people around the world, but caused us to question our long-held notions of sex, gender, and how it is entirely possible to escape the clutches of […]

Joy to the World

April 22, 2015

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In an effort to distract herself from the current Mediterranean migrant crisis, as well as the current assemblage of US warships off off the coast of Yemen, Life in the Boomer Lane took a quick peek at various periodicals, in order to find something that would lift her mood. National Geographic informed her that warming […]