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Beyond Justice

June 23, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has known Heather for 60 years. They met on the first day of ninth grade, cemented a friendship that would last decades. It would take LBL too long to describe her. LBL will simply say that Heather flirted with the world. In the absence of people or animals, she would […]

Fear vs Something Else

January 21, 2021

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Like many of you, I’m experiencing a (possibly unwarranted) sense of optimism over the arrival of the new administration. If the US were a restaurant, and President Biden (Oh to hear myself say those words) were a chef and we were the restaurant patrons, he has just been handed the ingredients which which to make […]

The Truth of “Trial by Combat”

January 7, 2021

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It’s impossible for me, as it is for many others, to grasp events that are far larger than myself. War, famine, pandemic all reach proportions that are beyond my comprehension. My capacity to grasp all of this emotionally has a limit, and these events often exceed that. Then, I will see a photo of one […]

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 […]

Tracings

October 31, 2018

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It’s impossible to say what remains of a life departed. To loved ones, vivid memories, for sure.  To those who came in more casual contact, moments of memories less vivid. To those who never knew the departed, perhaps an awareness of who they had been in life. What is left of those who were never […]

Living in A Multiple Choice World

January 15, 2018

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Life has been either quite complicated lately or quite easy, depending on whether you prefer some semblance of truth or whether you simply prefer choices, based on nothing at all.  We’ve had a lot of the choice thing in the past week or so: All of Africa and Haiti are shithouse countries. All of Africa […]

An Open Letter to Victims and Family Members of Future US Mass Shootings

October 5, 2017

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Dear Future Victims and Family Members,  I realize that, while I am grieving for the people who died in Las Vegas, as well as for those who loved them, I must also reserve room for all of you who will have been the victims and loved ones of victims of mass shootings to come. After […]

How 140 Characters Will End the World

September 27, 2017

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For those readers who are unable to follow the often confusing timeline of US/N Korean shenanigans,  the following is a timeline (induced almost entirely by whatever is in Life in the Boomer Lane’s head this morning) of presidential Tweets, N Korean bleats, and administration tap dancing feet, regarding N Korea:           […]

Small Lifeboat of Big Dreams

September 17, 2017

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In 1989, Hurricane Hugo took a break from its path of major destruction to pick up a random, little lifeboat and deposit it just off Rt 171 on Folly Beach, at the southern end of James Island in Charleston, SC. Some believe that the boat had been used as a coast guard lifeboat during WW […]

The Political Punditry of Preschoolers

June 30, 2017

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a week-long visit in Seattle with Older Son and his family.  She had no time to monitor current events while doing so, but it turns out that the fourteen-month-old and the just-turning-four-year-old supplied her with updates throughout the week. latest GOP attempt at replacing Obamacare: […]