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Let’s Talk About the Kids

March 18, 2020

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Coronavirus appears to be kinder to children than to adults. For a reason we still don’t know, fewer children contract the disease. Many of those that do have few or even no symptoms. Many ride through the virus without even knowing they have it at all. But Covid-19 is devious. It spares the children but […]

Expired Food for Expired People

January 16, 2020

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One thing Life in the Boomer Lane knows is that, as we age, children, in the best of cases, can provide us a never-ending source of love, emotional support, and comments about our expired food products. Boomers have been attributed to a never-ending supply of many atrocities, chief among them the abysmal state of the […]

What’s in A Name?

September 26, 2018

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Names of anything in our world are useful to different degrees during different times of our lives. Toddlers are often called upon to display their inordinate intelligence by naming animals, when shown pictures of such animals.  They also shriek “Elmo!” (or some vague approximation) when confronted with an image of the lovable, red Muppet. As […]

Ordering A Meal in A Brave New World

January 20, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel experiences have involved being felled by belt buckles, vending machines and assorted TSA agents. On this most recent trip, to Florida, the culprit was an airport restaurant. At first, LBL was delighted. The section of National Airport in DC that serves Southwest Airlines is actually the original airport. It’s […]

Amazon Eats Whole Foods

June 19, 2017

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Amazon, in it’s trajectory toward world domination, has just purchased Whole Foods. Whole Foods, for those of you who live 50 miles outside of town and grow all of your own food, is an upscale grocery store chain, in which one can purchase individually-wrapped grapes, each with a story about country of origin and a […]

News of the Weak

December 16, 2016

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    There’s no better way to start the weekend than with several news events that have invaded Life in the Boomer Lane’s ever-shrinking brain.  LBL believes that if one cannot rid oneself of a demon, the next best thing is to share the demon with others. LBL now passes these little demons on to […]

The Panties, the Plastic, and the Pico de Gallo

May 25, 2016

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For the last couple days, Life in the Boomer Lane’s carton-infested attic has been occupied not with a contractor, but with a house guest.  The aforementioned houseguest is actually a dear friend, who we shall call Joyce, because that is her name. Joyce lives in Florida but makes a twice-yearly drive up to Baltimore, where […]

The Hospital, the ER, the ER, and the Hospital

December 9, 2015

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Imagine a scenario in which you enter the hospital for routine, outpatient hernia surgery.  You know you are brewing a cold (or worse), but you don’t want to have to reschedule the surgery, so you don’t tell your doctor you are getting sick.  Your surgery is performed, and you go home. Two days later, you […]

Let’s Talk Ice Cream

May 27, 2014

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  With the exception of some pretty blatant misrepresentation at the time Life in the Boomer Lane, age seven, was about to undergo a tonsillectomy: “You’ll be able to eat all the ice cream you want!” (The ice cream took on the form of nail-embedded sandpaper as it went down LBL’s throat), LBL has been […]

Which Diet is Best for You?

February 7, 2014

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Moderation, a diet consisting of eating whatever one wants but in reasonable portions, is considered stupid and BORING. It assumes that we would actually agree to eat a large piece of salmon and a small piece of chocolate, or a large portion of vegetables and only a bite or two of chili cheese nachos with […]