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Teens Dream: It’s Not Just for Teens

October 2, 2017

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The Las Vegas massacre is simply the latest onslaught to send us reeling. It seems that every day we have to face some kind of terrorism, random gun violence, war, famine, or natural disaster resulting from a climate that is reacting to our abuse of the planet.  And, on the days when we don’t have […]

100,982,246 Minutes of Life

August 14, 2017

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Last week, an article from the New York Times  started making the rounds of all the social media sites.  It detailed the relationship and subsequent marriage of two people who met at the gym, dated for eight years, and just got married. She graduated from Brooklyn College and received a master’s degree in biology from […]

Blind Man With Blind Dog

August 24, 2015

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On a bench at Alki Beach in West Seattle, there daily sits a blind man with his blind dog. The blind man let Life in the Boomer Lane into his life, and told her that his dog loved people and loved to be petted.  LBL obliged, and the dog responded, much the same as people […]

Running for Her Life

April 30, 2014

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We live in a world that has always contained both the best and the worst of which human beings are capable.  Across the ages, as we utilized technology for the good of mankind, we utilized that same technology for its destruction.  The Nazis will be remembered for many things, among them the industrial genocide of […]

A Postcard to Me From My Uncle, Written Five Years Before I Was Born

June 20, 2013

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It’s difficult to do family research under the best of circumstances. Unless you come from royalty or from a line of nefarious evildoers or from people who etched their names onto the planks of the Mayflower, chances are the just plain folks of your family lived and died in relative obscurity. My family tree has […]

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. […]

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 […]