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My Anti-Bucket List

April 17, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a good friend who often refers to her bucket list, when talking about travel. Every time she does this, it occurs to LBL that she, herself, has no bucket list like that. While she certainly has a lot of places she would love to see, she can’t say that […]

Aunt Gert

October 10, 2016

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    My Aunt Gert died on October 6, 19 days shy of her 95th birthday.  Gert was a legend in her own time, propelled by looniness that was the fodder for endless jokes between myself and my kids, as well as various blog posts. Nobody who ever met Gert would forget her. Being raised […]

Jake Brewer 1981-2015

October 5, 2015

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The one defining commonality of the human species is that we love our children. So much so, that sometimes, that love is a vulnerability that is so intense, it can take our breath away. Would we do anything to protect them? That goes without saying. Can our imaginations reach to a point in which we […]

The Short Shelf Life of Immortality

February 1, 2015

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One might think that the biggest drawback to being dead is that we can no longer experience being with those we love. While this belief has merit, it doesn’t have any money-making potential. But, if we believe that the biggest drawback is that those we love can no longer experience us, there is a buck […]

The Depleted Gene Pool Weighs in On Ebola

October 21, 2014

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  Anyone with half a brain (and, apparently, there are a number of folks walking around with less than the required amount of brain mass) now knows, thanks to Rush Limbaugh, that President Obama is allowing Ebola to slip into America as a payback for slavery. This is a fascinating theory, since Ebola started in […]

Guerrilla Aging: Should Life End at 75?

October 10, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s last post concerned death.  This one does, as well.  Lest you think LBL has changed her blog to Death in the Boomer Lane, let her assure you this isn’t the case.  After today’s post, LBL will return once again to less weighty issues, in which she can incorporate satire, immaturity, […]

I Want to Exit This World As A Hit Single From 1964

October 8, 2014

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  It’s no secret that conventional burials are geared toward having one’s remains buried  in such a way as to survive whatever environmental, nuclear, zombie, or space alien disaster chooses to wipe out earth’s population first.  The goal is that embalmed bodies will survive along with rats, roaches, and the weeds in Life in the […]