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What the Virus Gives

March 20, 2020

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It’s easy to look at what we have lost, thanks to Covid-19. We have lost mobility, independence, choice. We have lost the ability to hug, to kiss, to show physical affection. We have taken those dearest to us in our lives and encased them into sterile video screens or cell phones. During most of the […]

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 […]

What Coronavirus Can‘t Take Away

March 16, 2020

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Like most people, I had a pretty strong reaction to the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic. While it didn’t include the need to amass vast amounts of food and paper goods, it did include fear. I’m in the high-risk category, so my fear didn’t surprise me. While I didn’t go to freak out mode, I […]

Uncle John and Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

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A great asset that Donald Trump has, and one that he hasn’t been given enough credit for, has been his own creation of his Uncle John. Trump could have chosen anyone to be his uncle. He had the money, the fame, the hutzpah, the hair and an uncanny ability to create an entirely new language […]

Friday the 13th

July 16, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane was home several days ago, minding her business and having nothing in particular to do. She whiled away the time listening to POTUS call his own interview with the London Sun newspaper, in which he had dissed the Prime Minister of the UK,  “fake news.” May’s reaction was to move […]

Two Farewells

June 11, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel to Turkey, Bahrain, and Dubai actually began in Brooklyn.  There, she engaged in her usual pastime of enjoying the company of her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons, as well as testing the limits of her back by hoisting her youngest grandson, almost two-years-old, into and out of his crib […]

Not Your George Clooney ER

April 9, 2018

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