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Why People Don’t Wear Face Masks

July 13, 2020

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There has been a lot of confusion around the wearing of face masks. Mostly, this consists of two groups of people. One group is comprised of scientists and medical professionals who say that face masks are the #1 way, along with social distancing, that people can protect themselves from Coronavirus. The other group is comprised […]

Disasters, Natural and Unnatural

May 15, 2020

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The news lately has been filled with so much to ponder, that Life in the Boomer Lane barely had time to focus on her three hour cry-for-help call to Apple this morning. But she did get through the call, learned her issue would remain unresolved, and so could then get back to the musing at […]

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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When Internal Organs see the Light of Day

March 2, 2018

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This week, a close friend of Life in the Boomer Lane called her and started the conversation with the following: “I called you because you are an expert in prolapse.” This is, unfortunately, correct. Some years ago, LBL was in the shower, minding her own business, when she was suddenly aware that something was falling […]