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The Lone Voter State

September 3, 2021

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Texas lays claim to the fact that it was once its own country. Colonized in the eighteenth century by the Spanish, Texas declared its independence from Mexico on┬áMarch 2, 1836. Texans stood their ground at that bastion of American Pluckiness, The Alamo. Countless children, thrilled by the story of the brave frontiersmen fighting for freedom […]

Catch Up

August 30, 2021

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LBL hasn’t posted anything in quite some time. She has spent most of that time with family, reminding herself that, when both children and then grandchildren have all been successfully potty-trained, life becomes far more civilized. Unlike her children and grandchildren, the world has not yet been able to successfully potty train itself. While she […]

Everybody Poops. Except.

January 15, 2021

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The most significant factor in all of human history has been the humble poop. When prehistoric man went into the woods to shit, he was unaware that the tiny seeds contained in his feces would become the catalyst for the growth of plants. Over time, the seeds sprouted and began to grow. Then, one day […]

A “Thank You” Aimed at the Sky

November 15, 2020

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Like any number of card-carrying American hominids, Life in the Boomer Lane has been emotionally impacted by the double whammy of the Trump-Covid Convergence Phenomenon. The fact that two life-altering forces could occur at the same time seemed inexplicable. This would be akin to having a severe case of intestinal distress, while lying in bed […]

The Republican National Convention

August 25, 2020

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The world is a mighty, vast, complicated, and often frightening, place. As the world shrinks in size, we are confronted more and more with a knowledge that there are people who don’t look like us, talk like us, or act like us who, nevertheless, have a great impact on our own lives. Technology has made […]

I Know A Predator When I See One

August 21, 2020

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A predator in the animal kingdom is defined as an animal that kills or eats other animals for food. The most successful predators are not necessarily the biggest and the strongest. They are the ones with the sharpest predatory instincts. They are fast. They have heightened senses. They have good camoflage. They can attack without their prey ever sensing […]

A Phone Conversation Between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jiping

August 17, 2020

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  Vladimir Putin, relaxing at home by doing 10,000 sit ups, is interrupted by a ringing phone. He picks it up. Vlad here. Talk to me. Hey Vlad, it’s Xi. We need to talk. About what? As if I couldn’t guess. Our common pain-in-the-butt. Oh right, him. Trust me, it’s way worse for me. I […]

When the We is More Important Than the Me

July 19, 2020

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A couple years ago, I was at the gate for my flight when I spotted who I believed to be John Lewis, seated at the same gate. I immediately strode over to him, put my hand out and said, “Mr Lewis, it is a true honor to meet you.” The man in question smiled and […]

Disasters, Natural and Unnatural

May 15, 2020

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The news lately has been filled with so much to ponder, that Life in the Boomer Lane barely had time to focus on her three hour cry-for-help call to Apple this morning. But she did get through the call, learned her issue would remain unresolved, and so could then get back to the musing at […]

The Actual Call

November 19, 2019

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Vlad? Wazzup? Excuse me? Who is this? It’s the Big Guy, Vlad. Numero Uno. The Boss. The Top Banana. My name is Volodymyr . Don’t be a dick, Vlad. If I say your name is Vlad, go along with it. I can obliterate you. Poof. Nobody in the world carries as much weight as I do. […]