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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 […]

Losing Stuff

August 19, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a long history of losing stuff. She has written about this, talked to friends about this, and ruminated about this with herself, usually between the hours of 1 and 4 AM. In spite of it all, she continues to lose stuff. She understands that. What she doesn’t understand is […]

Poop vs Boobs vs Bubby

July 24, 2019

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As the world spins ever faster toward oblivion, with seemingly no rests stops along the way, two reasearchers from the University of Alberta have spent a lot of time analyzing exactly what the funniest English words are and why they are funny. Six categories were chosen: sex, bodily functions, insults, swear words, partying, and animals. […]

Epic is the New Normal

July 15, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane recently heard a newscaster refer to an ongoing weather news item as “epic.” Said newscaster then went on to describe the latest heat wave/flood/landslide/volcanic eruption/forest fire/hurricane/tornado/etc. LBL has personally stopped keeping track of any number of weather-related disasters that each has, for a moment or two, had the ability to […]

Human vs Chipmunk

July 8, 2019

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A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane (We’ll call her “Glenda” because that is her name) lives in Maine. LBL loves her because she is a gorgeous, feisty, independant creature. When stone walls needed to be built to enclose her property, Glenda built them. When trees needed to come down, Glenda felled them. When […]

Helpful Uncoupling

June 25, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Maine, where she visited a dear friend, G. She does this on an annual basic, and she and G have developed a system that works for them. This consists of equal parts talking, shopping, eating and getting into trouble. While LBL was visiting, G received a […]

The History of Buckets and Lists

June 17, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a lot of respect for the person who invented the bucket. While open-ended containers with flat bottoms have been around ever since the first humanoid said, “I need something to carry this shit in,” the earliest depictions of buckets are found on carvings dating from around 3200 BC, which […]