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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 […]

Socks: Covering More Than Just Feet

March 22, 2017

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An alert reader has passed on to Life in the Boomer Lane the results of a research study about the benefits of non-conformity.  Let’s face it.  The human tendancy toward conformity has served us throughout the millenia. Without our need to belong to a group and to obey common rules and mores, we’d all be […]

5 Facts About Online Dating

March 13, 2017

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Pew is at it again.  They have taken a break from all of their published research on the fallout of our presidential election and on current political trends, in order to focus on what really matters to people: online dating. This will have two benefits: First, it will, unlike politics, bring people together. Second, it […]

Condocalypse

January 31, 2017

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    A lot of people worry about any number of ways their lives might be snuffed out, in this scary new world. Hordes of murderous immigrants pouring across our borders, nuclear war, super-resistant strains of bacteria, and the accelerating pace of climate change all occupy their thoughts. Yet, while many fret, others have made […]

That Word That Means That You Remember Something

January 26, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane and her friends now save a lot of money on entertainment. Rather than attending movies, plays, shows, the ballet and symphonies, they regale each other with hilarious stories of missed appointments, missing objects, and misplaced people.  This occurs mainly when they are out to breakfast or lunch or dinner or […]

The Hospital Stay

January 18, 2017

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    Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who picks atypical places for her normal life events. She fell in love with someone who was living in her basement, then married him in the winner’s circle at Monmouth racetrack. Not to be outdone by these diversions from the norm, she has just […]