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What’s Next

June 18, 2018

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While Life in the Boomer Lane wrestles with any technology requiring more than an “On” and “Off” switch, the folks at AARP are discovering even newer ways to confuse her. In the latest issue of AARP Bulletin, an article titled “What’s Next” details all of the ways technology is racing ahead of what human brain […]

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

April 20, 2018

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Man’s desire to interpret his dreams began shortly after the invention of fire.  The first recorded dreams conversation began this way: “This fire is amazing.  I dreamt about it last night. What do you think that means?” “It means you are a loser. Fire, schmire. If you don’t get off your butt and start chasing […]

It Takes A Certain Kind of Brain to Envision A Flat Earth

December 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in spite of seriously hating high school and college science classes, has still unflaggingly maintained a deep respect for science, itself.  She may not understand gravity, but, as long as she stays attached to the earth, she fervently believes in it.  She may not understand aerodynamics but, as long as […]

Time is Not on Your Side

November 14, 2016

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  Contrary to claims touted by most products in the vitamin store, it turns out that human beings really do have a maximum lifespan. Researcher Jan Vijg of Einstein College of Medicine in New York has presented compelling proof for this Monday morning downer. For those of you older boomers who just had to mentally […]

Putting the Us Back in UterUs

March 9, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed that, in addition to car keys, cell phones, and Kindles, she has also lost body parts. Her knee, brain cells, the better parts of several teeth, several inches of height, and her uterus are now history.  She had thought these were gone for good, until she saw […]

The Five Big Questions That Still Stump Science

February 12, 2014

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The Washington Post, in an article yesterday titled “Five Big Questions Still Stump Science,” gets Life in the Boomer Lane’s undivided attention from the get-go, by asking: “Are we nearing the end of science?” LBL has been patiently waiting for the demise of science ever since she realized that science was something that was made […]

How to Collect Social Security for 55 Years

May 17, 2013

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The cover of the May issue of National Geographic shows a baby with the caption, “This Baby Will Live to be 120.” Inside the magazine is the article, titled “On Beyond 100.” Before diving headfirst into the article, Life in the Boomer Lane suspected it would be about the continuing rampant production of old people […]