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Becoming The Guardians At The Door, a guest post by Peg Schulte

January 21, 2013

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Peg Schulte, the author of Peg-o-Legs Ramblings, describes herself as “an insurance agent, married, and mother of 2 college students who engages “in the struggles of daily life in a small town in Illinois” and who writes about “daily life from the Everywoman perspective.” I would describe her slightly differently: Peg is a woman who […]

Woman Drives 900 Miles Out of Her Way After GPS Error

January 16, 2013

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When this blogger saw the above headline on Yahoo News, she was sure the article was written about her.  But a quick check of her surroundings informed her that she was, as usual, seated in front of her laptop, wearing her pajamas.  She breathed a sigh of relief and wrote the following in response to […]

Get Shorty

January 7, 2013

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If you are a Boomer, you may have noticed that people your exact height are taller than you.  This phenomenon occurs when Boomers continue to believe they are the same height and weight they were when they were in high school or college or the military, and then a random occurrence forces them to be […]

The Way. For Real.

August 28, 2012

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Sometimes, marriages, even when they don’t last, give you family that does.  My Always Brother-in-law Bob is memorable for many reasons. He plants a mean vegetable garden and rides an even meaner Harley.  Bob has a friend who used to be a high-powered sales-rep.  He took a year off from his job to do charity […]

Get the Old Off the Road!

June 29, 2012

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Getting old is no laughing matter, which is why it is so much fun making jokes about old people.  Take driving, for example.  As long as one isn’t driving in the same town as an old person, one can get a real chuckle out of the story of 86-year-old Margaret Lazor who drove her station wagon […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt3: Redefining Beauty and Aging

June 1, 2012

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Most of us passed through early middle age in a blur of child rearing and/or attention to our professional goals.  We could have been forgiven for not paying much attention to the aging process. And, unless we were unfortunate enough to go through the dissolution of a marriage and subsequent entry into the world of dating, […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt1

May 28, 2012

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Let’s face it, the biological imperative of our species is to survive.  And research has shown us that survival pretty much comes down to the male of the species choosing a female of the species and implanting his seed. So it’s the male’s job to find a female who is fertile.  Period.  He is aided […]

What’s Looks Got To Do With It?

May 24, 2012

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Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on the flap over Hillary Clinton’s appearing at an international dinner with minimal make up and casually styled hair.  The response was overwhelming.  Between Life in the Boomer Lane and Vibrant Nation posts, I received over 150 comments. Most women (but not all) applauded Hillary for her stand […]

Wife Swap: Things I Wish I Didn’t Know

May 22, 2012

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Editor’s note: The act of blogging follows a consistent path. There is the coming up of ideas; the writing of ideas; the hiding under the table while one weeps; the drinking of coffee laced with rum; the self-loathing followed by self-congratulating and then more self-loathing; the watching of TV; the shaking of the fist at […]

How to Look Great When You Travel

May 21, 2012

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For those of you who operate at a higher level than worrying about remembering to pack enough snack food, More Magazine offers an article titled “How to Travel Chic—And in Comfort.” Michael Kors, world-famous celeb designer and judge on the hit TV reality show, Project Runway, offers his top 5 favorite tips for air travel: […]