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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 […]

Can’t We All Just Agree to Agree?

May 6, 2019

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All red-blooded, God-fearing Americans should be greatly relieved that Donald Trump, President of the United States, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, talked for an hour last week and Trump was able to see Putin smiling through a landline.  This is confirmtion that Trump is the most powerful person on the planet and has powers […]

Getting Buzzy Before the Omnicide

April 24, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed for the past couple decades that various words that usually reside in her brain have either vacated permanently or have decided to take a temporary break, believing that they are no longer needed. These words include most common nouns like shoe, knife, keys, etc. LBL has ongoing internal […]

Flying With the Kardashians

February 12, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Seattle.  She spent a large portion of her time there playing “Nail Salon” with her two granddaughters, aged five and two. The nail salon products were provided by LBL as part of their Valentine’s Day gift. These products were a big hit. LBL, however, did not […]

Why Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem

February 5, 2019

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In this age of rapid-fire communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad news that keeps popping up everywhere: Horrific weather events keep gently nudging us that we are on a collision course with the environment, and that far worse is in store. Democracies around the world are failing, replaced by dictators, […]

The Benefits of Climate Change

January 30, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane must agree with our esteemed POTUS: climate change (i.e.: global warming) has a positive impact on the planet. In POTUS’ case, global warming is his own personal national thermostat.  Just turn the dial.  A little bit of global warming here and there can immediately raise the temps in the currently  […]

What’s in A Wall?

January 8, 2019

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Like the rest of the country, Life in the Boomer Lane has been thinking a lot about The Wall.  In her case, it is the brick wall surrounding her living room fireplace. This wall has had a tragic history, ever since she covered the ugly brick with beautiful white paneling.  She has now had to rebuild […]

She’s Back, Whether You Like it or Not

January 4, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane must start with an apology.  One or two loyal Readers may have noticed a long hiatus between posts. This was due to LBL being with Youngest Offspring and his family, in order to greet their newest member.  This newest member is now LBL’s seventh grandchild. LBL stayed to help with […]

The New Presidential Alert System

October 5, 2018

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The brand new Presidential Alert System, also know by its acronym POOP (President’s Organizational Override of the People) has now been activated to 1. keep us safe 2. let us know at all times who is in charge 3. keep assuring us that there was no collusion, uh uh, nope, never, no way This week […]

Yesterday

September 28, 2018

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Along with countless other people, I was glued to the TV yesterday, to watch the Senate hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.  There were so many thoughts swirling around in my head throughout, that I thought I’d never be able to make sense of it enough to write anything. Yet here I am, […]