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Why We Lie

May 25, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane is absolutely sure that National Geographic was not influenced in any way whatsoever by national events when they showcased their cover article in this month’s edition.  “Why We Lie,” according to NatGeo, explores the “science behind our complicated relationship with the truth.” Lying, it turns out, is like eating whatever […]

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

May 23, 2017

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  Assorted Military Brass and Cabinet Members: Sir, you have called us all together so that you may reveal your secret weapon against terror. We are anxious to hear it. Trump: Losers. But we are highly decorated military, sir, as well as your Cabinet. We are not losers. Not you. Terrorists. Can you explain? Sure. […]

From Baby Boom to Grandparent Boom

May 18, 2017

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  Something happened to boomers when they were too busy running marathons, taking spin classes, and becoming master gardeners to notice: They turned into grandparents. Some astute readers may now be wondering what happened to boomers becoming parents first?  Doesn’t one have to occur before the other? The truth is that, while one event normally […]

A Shopping Trip

May 9, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who is a brilliant, highly accomplished visionary.  Listening to her is both mesmerizing and inspiring.  This weekend, she took a break from her international and political work in order to accompany LBL on a trip to a popular antiques/home accessories store.  The shopping trip went something […]

While I Was Gone

May 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind 12-day trip to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle and then to Portland.  On her return, she was quite surprised to learn that, while she had been mostly oblivious to the greater happenings of the world during her trip, the world had continued to […]

My Anti-Bucket List

April 17, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a good friend who often refers to her bucket list, when talking about travel. Every time she does this, it occurs to LBL that she, herself, has no bucket list like that. While she certainly has a lot of places she would love to see, she can’t say that […]

A Private Conversation Between the Kushners

April 11, 2017

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Ivanka: J Darling, the school just called to remind us about the parent teacher conference this evening. Jared: I dearest, you know I can’t. I’m negotiating a Middle East peace treaty this evening. I: J, this is your child, my love.  Isn’t that more important? Those people have been around a long time, right? Like […]