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Beneath the Surface of Life

March 23, 2021

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Here we are, completing the first full year of Covid. LBL won’t get into the epic fallout of this past year. She will simply take it down to a very personal, self-focused level: It’s becoming more and more difficult to write this blog when the following two things have occurred. Trump is (sort of) gone, […]

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 […]

The Truth of “Trial by Combat”

January 7, 2021

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It’s impossible for me, as it is for many others, to grasp events that are far larger than myself. War, famine, pandemic all reach proportions that are beyond my comprehension. My capacity to grasp all of this emotionally has a limit, and these events often exceed that. Then, I will see a photo of one […]

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 […]

The Dollhouse

July 29, 2020

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A few months before the Age of Covid set in, Life in the Boomer Lane had a client who was holding a big estate sale in order to sell a 50-plus year accumulation of everything in the house. The attic was filled with toys from his childhood, his wife’s childhood and the childhoods of their […]

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 […]

Why People Don’t Wear Face Masks

July 13, 2020

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There has been a lot of confusion around the wearing of face masks. Mostly, this consists of two groups of people. One group is comprised of scientists and medical professionals who say that face masks are the #1 way, along with social distancing, that people can protect themselves from Coronavirus. The other group is comprised […]