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Orange is the New Smart

October 28, 2019

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It’s no secret to anyone except Trump supporters that the educational system of the United States is failing the vast majority of its students. Although literacy rates have increased, reading levels have been falling since the 1970s. The US is now ranked 125th in world literacy, behind, among many others, Latvia, Armenia, Barbados, Fiji, Tonga, […]

The Age of Weed for Agers

October 24, 2019

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In a long-ago Woody Allen schtik, Woody described how people were getting expensive cars across the border without paying customs fees. They purchased lower-priced luxury cars in Mexico, disassembled the cars, then reassembled them when they came into the US. Inspired by this, Woody said he decided to give it a try. He disassembled his […]

The Truth About Happiness

October 15, 2019

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Since the dawn of time, people have noticed that happiness can be elusive. Getting stomped by a mammoth could put a damper on anyone’s day. After the demise of mammoths, humans all over the planet invented slavery, another buzz-kill for many. Even for the non-slave population, plagues, wars, rotten teeth, and having to eat meals […]

The Whistleblower, Revealed

October 3, 2019

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Scene: The Oval Office of the United States of America Characters: Donald J Trump, duly-elected President of the United States of America in spite of the efforts of a lots of really bad people who don’t want America to to Great again Other Character: Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who we think is important but […]

A Wet Farewell to Turkey

October 2, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been wrestling about what should be the blog focus of her just-completed trip to Turkey. There were two top contenders. One was the astonishing beauty of the terrian, filled with sites of deep antiquity. The other is her new-found knowledge that, when one uses a bidet, then stands up […]

LBL Is Off

September 13, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane is taking a short hiatus from whatever it is that we used to refer to as civilization. In other words, she is leaving Dodge for a couple weeks and travelling to a country in which Trump seriously admires the stronman leader, and describes the people as “”…these people, how nice […]

Sharpiegate

September 9, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been unable to arrive at a conclusion regarding the latest antics of our duly-elected malaka-in-charge. Did the Sharpie fiasco visibly demostrate the effects of his creeping dementia or a blatant willingness to bend reality into his own image? Was it evidence that he is the Devil incarnate or, as […]

The Heartbreak of Wealth

September 3, 2019

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The US seems to be accumulating billionaires almost as quickly as it accumulates mass shootings. Most of us can agree that those of us who are being left out of this wild money grab are sometimes a bit perturbed. However, we must allow ourselves to take a step back and look long and hard at […]

Words With Benefits

August 26, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane is a huge fan of words. She is also a huge fan of friends. For that reason, it’s not surprising that she recently discovered the online game, “Words With Friends.” It’s sort of like a fast and loose version of Scrabble, in which no one can see how you came […]

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 […]