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Why We Lie

May 25, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane is absolutely sure that National Geographic was not influenced in any way whatsoever by national events when they showcased their cover article in this month’s edition.  “Why We Lie,” according to NatGeo, explores the “science behind our complicated relationship with the truth.” Lying, it turns out, is like eating whatever […]

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

May 23, 2017

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  Assorted Military Brass and Cabinet Members: Sir, you have called us all together so that you may reveal your secret weapon against terror. We are anxious to hear it. Trump: Losers. But we are highly decorated military, sir, as well as your Cabinet. We are not losers. Not you. Terrorists. Can you explain? Sure. […]

A Shopping Trip

May 9, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who is a brilliant, highly accomplished visionary.  Listening to her is both mesmerizing and inspiring.  This weekend, she took a break from her international and political work in order to accompany LBL on a trip to a popular antiques/home accessories store.  The shopping trip went something […]

70

May 5, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been preparing for this day for her entire life.  She’s forgotten a lot of what has happened to her over the last 70 years, and some of that is a good thing.  A lot of life decisions she has made were good ones. Some, not so good. Some items, […]

While I Was Gone

May 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind 12-day trip to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle and then to Portland.  On her return, she was quite surprised to learn that, while she had been mostly oblivious to the greater happenings of the world during her trip, the world had continued to […]

My Anti-Bucket List

April 17, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a good friend who often refers to her bucket list, when talking about travel. Every time she does this, it occurs to LBL that she, herself, has no bucket list like that. While she certainly has a lot of places she would love to see, she can’t say that […]

Cuba!

April 4, 2017

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I’ve just returned from Cuba. Somebody asked me how it was. My answer was “Better than I expected.  Worse than I expected.” Like other Americans my age, I lived through the events of the Cuban revolution and its aftermath. But I was too young to understand what was going on.  I only knew that there […]