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Ordering A Meal in A Brave New World

January 20, 2018


Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel experiences have involved being felled by belt buckles, vending machines and assorted TSA agents. On this most recent trip, to Florida, the culprit was an airport restaurant. At first, LBL was delighted. The section of National Airport in DC that serves Southwest Airlines is actually the original airport. It’s […]

Alexa is Listening

January 8, 2018


Life in the Boomer Lane, in a desperate attempt to be allowed entry into Twenty-First Century Life, requested Amazon Echo (Alexa) for Hanukkah. Precious Only Daughter provided.  LBL looked forward to using Alexa for three reasons: to assist in cooking, to provide weather forecasts, and to play music.  Prince Charming,  LBL’s son-in-law, installed her.  LBL […]

My iPhone is Bigger Than Your iPhone

May 30, 2017


Life in the Boomer Lane has a long history of technology failure.  Most of these experiences can best be summed up by Now Husband as: What you are telling me isn’t possible. You must have pressed the wrong button. It works perfectly when I do it. Response #1 has also been vocalized by numerous online […]

Top Six Apps for Boomers

May 27, 2016


    Life in the Boomer Lane spends a lot of time reading about apps that boomers need. While she agrees that some of these might be quite useful in certain circumstances, she has yet to find apps that she would consider indispensible. She is forced, therefore, to create her own and present them to […]

What the World Will Look Like Without Drivers

January 19, 2016


If the above title conjures up post-apocalyptic visions of empty roadways littered with old fast food wrappers, or, if the idea of driverless cars careening all over the road is enough to have you imagine the mayhem of a Road Runner cartoon, take heart. We are not talking about either the end of the human […]


January 15, 2016


Last month, Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandchildren gathered up all the toys they were given over the holiday and went home.  LBL spent days cleaning up, putting things away, and stepping on tiny Lego pieces with her bare feet.  After everyone was gone, the house cleaned up, and her feet bandaged, she rewarded herself […]

Panasonic Home Team: The Best Free Christmas Present for Grandparents and Grandchildren

December 10, 2015


  When Life in the Boomer Lane’s Only Daughter moved to London, LBL was crushed. Then, OD got pregnant, and LBL imagined that her grandchild would grow up never knowing her. Worse, he would have an English accent and would make fun of LBL’s vaguely Philly accent. When the baby was born, LBL decided to […]