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This New Orange Era: The Day After

January 23, 2017

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There’s a novel I read, One Second After, about a high energy EMP (electro magnetic pulse) missile fired above the US by a country with which we were at war. EMPs kill no one directly. Instead, they cause all electronic activity to cease. In other words, computers stop computing, cars stop moving, cells stop working, and what […]

This New Orange Era: The New Norm is Not A Norm

December 15, 2016

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  Back in the 1950s, the US, having just survived a horrific war, settled down and chose a general as President. The theme was order and prosperity. The small world that Life in the Boomer Lane inhabited consisted of school, family and friends. The first two were orderly and predictable. School, above all, was a […]

Trump: The Man, the Candidate, the President

February 15, 2016

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Many years ago, I had a surgeon with a terrible bedside manner. He was abrupt and spoke above my level of understanding. There was nothing about this man that I liked. But he had a great reputation as a surgeon, and surgery was what I needed. And the surgical theater is not equivalent to the theater […]

An Invitation to DO SOMETHING about the Environment

May 29, 2015

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In a world that sometimes feels like it’s going to hell in a handbasket (and the handles of the hand-basket are ratty and chafing), Life in the Boomer Lane invites you to step back and ask the following: “What kind of world to we want for our grandchildren?”  LBL’s own answer is “One that is better, in many […]

The Silliest Commercial: The Laughing Cow/La Vache Qui Rit, A Guest Post by Johanna van Zanten

February 27, 2015

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  Johanna is “a late bloomer who started writing my first short story when I turned sixty. As a newly single woman, with a lot of time on my hands and a wish to write a book, I got the hint and just started writing realizing, if not now, when?   I continued writing short […]

Guerrilla Aging: Weighing In

July 25, 2014

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Children may grow up and leave.  Husbands, jobs, finances may come and go. Residences, hair color, and bra size may change. Sometimes it seems that, for many of us, the only constant in our lives is the desire to lose weight.  What is it about weight that has so many women in turmoil? We blame […]

Guerrilla Aging: Guerrilla My Dreams

May 16, 2014

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        The following is a guest post from Janis, the author of the blog Retirementally Challenged.  Today is her actual last day of work. On this most special occasion, she shares with us what it means to look back and to look forward.  ***** As a young girl, I would often daydream about […]