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Seeing the World Without It Seeing You

January 6, 2020

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The world is becoming a smaller place on a daily basis. The locations beset by a rotating array of political upheaval are being joined by those who are standing in the direct path of an unruly climate. Places that are safe, clean, and that speak American English are becoming an endangered species. What is one […]

A Beautiful, Elegant Shell Game

December 4, 2019

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Life in the boomer Lane spent Thanksgiving week with her youngest child and his family. His children are age two and eleven months. After spending five or six days getting into various positions on the floor that no one over the age of 50 should subject themselves to, she had a free morning. She decided […]

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 […]

Helpful Uncoupling

June 25, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Maine, where she visited a dear friend, G. She does this on an annual basic, and she and G have developed a system that works for them. This consists of equal parts talking, shopping, eating and getting into trouble. While LBL was visiting, G received a […]

The History of Buckets and Lists

June 17, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a lot of respect for the person who invented the bucket. While open-ended containers with flat bottoms have been around ever since the first humanoid said, “I need something to carry this shit in,” the earliest depictions of buckets are found on carvings dating from around 3200 BC, which […]

Layers of Paint, Layers of Lives

March 18, 2019

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While in Morocco, Dan and I had the unique opportunity to spend the day with a friend of one of Dan’s friends.¬† Mhammad Benaboud¬†is a native of Tetouan, a town about an hour’s drive from Tangier. He has spent most of his life having a love affair with his native town. And, he has been […]