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Mining My Mind

April 7, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has always believed that, if one changes enough diapers, makes enough visits to the pediatrician, and puts enough miles on the car driving to soccer games, one will ultimately be rewarded by having produced offspring who become not only functioning adults, but who actually find their parents worthy of their […]

Cooking With My Mom

May 19, 2014

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    Several months ago, I entered a monthly contest on a literary site, Midlife Collage. Winners were chosen who had the highest Facebook likes and the best comments from readers.  Thanks to your support, I won that contest.  Now several months later, all winning entries were reviewed and the winners were asked to submit another […]

Guerrilla Aging: Becoming A Reinventionista

April 10, 2014

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  The following is a guest post from Sherman Bedford. She usually writes poetry, and I am grateful that she has taken a departure from that to write the following. Her blog is in process. ***** My life is nothing like I ever imagined it would be. A year ago I almost died, but I […]

Six-Word Memoirs

February 14, 2014

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Thanks to all of you who generously commented on Life in the Boomer Lane’s post on Midlife Collage. Thanks to Ermigal, who found the post and re-posted it on her own blog. That post was from February 2013.  LBL just found one of her earliest posts, from October 2010: The current issue of AARP Magazine […]

The Making of A Hula Hoop Champion

October 1, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s Uncle Sid, an amateur photographer, left behind thousands of slides, photos, and dozens of old movie reels when he went to the great photography convention in the sky. Uncle Sid was not a creative type. His garden sprouted way more signs than anything else. Each flower, bush, vegetable, and herb […]

The Joy of Weed

August 27, 2013

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The other day, while engaged in my usual rushing around from one place to another, I had to walk down a street that was in disrepair. The sidewalk was badly cracked and weeds were sprouting up in all the cracks. I don’t see much of that in the white-collar world in which I live and […]

Being Chanukah in A Christmas World

December 2, 2011

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(The following is the fifth in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) When I was little, I wanted Christmas.  I didn’t care that […]

Where I’m From: I Am From City Streets

August 21, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane is from city streets.  From small houses planted in long rows, brick flowers that rose precariously from concrete soil, hugging each other for safety.  From a gathering of European immigrants who found America by following the vegetable man who came down the street in a horse and wagon. LBL is from city […]

My Father’s Tallis

June 14, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s dad was born in Poland, seven years before the start of World War I.  In addition to the massive upheaval going on throughout Eastern Europe at the time, it was additionally dangerous to be a Jew.  And to be a poverty-stricken Jew at such time indicated the potential for a very […]

The Steps to Writing Your Life

February 22, 2011

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Make a commitment to be honest.  This is the most important step of all.  Take your defenses and put them somewhere for the time being (maybe in a trunk in the attic.)  If you aren’t writing authentically, and you are writing to heal, you won’t be able to heal.  If you are writing for posterity […]