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Solidarity, Pussy Hats, and Fake Eyebrows

January 25, 2018

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Last weekend, Life in the Boomer Lane flew down to Florida in order to visit friends and participate in the Women’s March in St Petersburg.  On the day of the March, everyone got ready.  The three wore shoes that would be comfortable to walk in, warm (for Florida) clothing, and carried bottles of water. In […]

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 […]

This New Orange Era: The Day After

January 23, 2017

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There’s a novel I read, One Second After, about a high energy EMP (electro magnetic pulse) missile fired above the US by a country with which we were at war. EMPs kill no one directly. Instead, they cause all electronic activity to cease. In other words, computers stop computing, cars stop moving, cells stop working, and what […]

The March:Nursing, Pumping, and Diapering in the Name of Democracy

January 22, 2017

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    Life in the Boomer Lane marched with her daughter, 7-month-old grandson, a group of her daughters friends and their small children and babies. Needless to say, LBL was the only person in the group who also marched during the Vietnam War and was a member of Women’s Lib. For that reason, LBL considered […]

Why Men Return

December 7, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has known several women who have been contacted by men who knew them as former boyfriends, decades earlier (in one case, at summer camp). These later-in-life reunions have been met with varying degrees of success, from a reawakening of young love to a realization that remaining comatose would be […]

The Disturning Truth About How We Treat Our Pubic Hair

March 30, 2016

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  In this mostly (except for one hysterically non-correct presidential wannabe) politically correct world, abuse of any kind is considered unacceptable. An alert (and most likely having nothing better to do) reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article about the latest form of abuse: pubic hair. Or, more specifically, how women injure […]

The Well-Dressed Closet

March 3, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane was standing at her curb, yesterday, depositing a carton into the recycling bin, before the recycling truck was ro arrive.  A woman was walking by with her dog. She stopped in front of LBL and complimented her on her cute little workout top (Forever 21, really cheap).  LBL thanked […]

Bitch Planet

December 10, 2014

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Vox Magazine had an interesting article about a new feminist comic book titled “Bitch Planet.” This comic has deep and meaningful ramifications for society’s often misguided and misogynistic culture. But, since Life in the Boomer Lane stopped caring about comics once she got too old for Betty and Veronica, she doesn’t care about this. On […]

9 Depressing Facts About Women in Media

February 24, 2014

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To teach a lesson to you dreadful Pollyanna-types out there, Time.com has just conveniently published a piece titled “9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report.”   Every so often, Life in the Boomer Lane stops whatever she is doing (usually involving a container, a spoon, and her mouth) and thinks about the possibility […]

When Good Bras Let You Down

October 16, 2013

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Revlon has just announced that it is bringing back five iconic lipstick shades from past decades, starting with Icy Violet, introduced in 1946. This will make anyone over age 90 extremely happy. The other colors span the years from 1956-1999. Jungle peach (1963) might be remembered by the oldest Boomers, Sandstorm (1999) by the youngest. […]