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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. […]

The Name of the Game

November 7, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like many other loyal citizens of our current Greatest Show on Earth administration, reads her neighborhood listserv. Listservs are chock-full of people disseminating vital information and complaining that dogs are pooping on their lawns. Neighbors give valuable things away like power tools and ask to borrow things like a pair […]

Orange is the New Smart

October 28, 2019

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It’s no secret to anyone except Trump supporters that the educational system of the United States is failing the vast majority of its students. Although literacy rates have increased, reading levels have been falling since the 1970s. The US is now ranked 125th in world literacy, behind, among many others, Latvia, Armenia, Barbados, Fiji, Tonga, […]

The Whistleblower, Revealed

October 3, 2019

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Scene: The Oval Office of the United States of America Characters: Donald J Trump, duly-elected President of the United States of America in spite of the efforts of a lots of really bad people who don’t want America to to Great again Other Character: Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who we think is important but […]

Sharpiegate

September 9, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been unable to arrive at a conclusion regarding the latest antics of our duly-elected malaka-in-charge. Did the Sharpie fiasco visibly demostrate the effects of his creeping dementia or a blatant willingness to bend reality into his own image? Was it evidence that he is the Devil incarnate or, as […]

Oh the Places He’ll Go

August 22, 2019

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Because the world is always changing, at least those parts which have not been consumed by fire, flood, excessive heat, or the actions that obliterate mountains and the Amazon, Life in the Boomer Lane has noted one recent change. Politicians are required to swear in before taking office. But what they choose to swear in […]

Stonewall 50

June 10, 2019

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In June of 1969, I graduated from college. The road ahead seemed clear and straight. I would get married in August and the day after the wedding, my newly-minted husband and I would leave for graduate school in Bloomington, Indiana. I would become a teacher. I would start a family. The years would spool out […]