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Time is Not on Your Side

November 14, 2016

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  Contrary to claims touted by most products in the vitamin store, it turns out that human beings really do have a maximum lifespan. Researcher Jan Vijg of Einstein College of Medicine in New York has presented compelling proof for this Monday morning downer. For those of you older boomers who just had to mentally […]

Back to Basics

October 14, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her. She has barely been […]

Guerrilla Aging: The Next Twenty Years

May 30, 2014

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  I celebrated my 67th birthday this month, happy to be on this side of the dirt.  Because of circumstances that occurred twenty years ago, the way I look at birthdays and aging has changed. One of my closest friends had just died of breast cancer. We were born in the same month in the […]

Guerrilla Aging: When Where We Are Isn’t Where We Thought We’d Be

March 21, 2014

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I had dinner with a friend/colleague a couple of days ago. She is sixty, and for decades was the devoted wife of a career military man. A registered nurse by training, she happily set aside her profession and assumed the role she felt was her highest calling. She raised her sons in wherever her husband’s […]

The Wiggles:A Guest Post by Nancy Roman

February 22, 2013

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Nancy is the author of a blog called, NotQuiteOld, which is sort of how everyone of a certain age feels because old is something that those “other” people are, not us.  Old is like 20 years away.  Always. Right?  Right.  But it’s that pesky “notquiteold” dimension that we exist in that keeps reminding us that we may be notquiteold, […]

What’s Wrong With the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?

February 13, 2013

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Let’s talk about skinny models in bathing suits. Or not. Instead, let’s talk about “negative racial and ethnic stereotypes perpetuated by placement of skinny models in bathing suits against a backdrop of indigenous peoples.” There. Now you can get angry, instead of being intimidated. Each year, Sports Illustrated debuts its hotly-awaited Swimsuit Edition. The swimsuits worn […]

The Real Housewives of Charlotte County, A Guest Post by Katy Clark

January 30, 2013

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  K8edid’s blog is, in her own words, has “not much to say about me, and a whole lot to say about me. I’m pushing fifty (as in “blew past it and pushing farther and farther away”). I’ve been married for 33 years to my best buddy and greatest supporter, affectionately known as Sweet Cheeks. […]