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

December 10, 2015

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  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 […]

The Hearing Aid of the Future, Right on Your Cell Phone or Watch

July 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane now has two friends who must wear hearing aids. She suspects more will follow. About 20% of U.S. adults (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, 1 out of 3 people has hearing loss. Today, the average person with hearing loss takes seven years from the moment they recognize […]

Senior Dating: Love on the Go

March 16, 2015

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  Life in the Boomer Lane will be writing a series of senior dating articles for seniormatch.com. She will share each of those here first, before the folks at seniormatch publish them. Lucky you. Here goes: People are fond of telling their single friends who complain about their difficulty in meeting people, “You can meet […]

The Apps You Need Right Now

January 3, 2015

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In an effort to better serve her non-paying clientele, Life in the Boomer Lane has made an exhaustive, as well as exhausting, survey of some of the 10 billion apps that are now available on smart phones, that enable people to live healthier, more stress-free lives. This research was done between the end of one […]

Stalking and Being Stalked

November 10, 2014

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  It’s taken awhile for Life in the Boomer Lane to notice that she is being stalked by products she has searched for online.  There are, apparently, companies, most likely founded and run by recently toilet-trained tots, whose job is to imprint whatever LBL searches for and to then cause those items to appear on […]

When GPSs Collide

July 14, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed very lately that her two GPS systems (car and phone) have decided to join both the Middle East and Congress in their inability to cooperate in any way whatsoever. At exactly the same moment, they (the phone and the car) chose to enter a state of reality so […]

Love is Never Having to Say You’re Siri

January 10, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane will not be writing about either Chris Christie or Dennis Rodman today.  She has decided to give them a break, as both seem to be having a tough time this week. She feels certain that Christie will eventually move on from the embarrassment his staff has created, in causing a […]

A Brief Update on the New North Korean Smartphone

August 17, 2013

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North Korea, in a stunning reversal of Precambrian technology, has announced the development of a smartphone, called the Arirang, available to all fun-loving and tech-savvy citizens of North Korea. A spokesperson for the Arirang said, “North Koreans will no longer be limited to land lines, which aren’t available anyway, or to letter writing, which has […]

Boomer Grandparenting: Able to Leap Tall Continents at A Single Bound

February 28, 2013

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    When my daughter and her husband of one year moved to London, I thought the worst had happened to me.  Then, within a year, she was pregnant. The loss factor multiplied. Then my first grandson, Jonah, was born. Suddenly, the romantic notion I had always had of grandparents and grandchildren living in close […]

Zite Makes Right

January 10, 2012

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Apple’s #1 news app of 2011 was Zite, described as a “Pandora for news reading.”  If you are over age 50, the word “Pandora” might conjure up “Pandora’s Box,” which is not exactly a good thing.  Pandora, according to ancient Greek mythology was the first woman. After the gods created her, they gave her a box […]