A Cup of Coffee at the Tower of Babel

February 15, 2017

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The following is a guest post from Gayane Palian, a reader of this blog and longtime resident of Washington, DC: I go to Starbucks for a shot of sociability and civility in addition to my coffee.  Whether it’s the baristas or the customers, am never disappointed. My regular stops include the one on Mass Ave. […]

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

February 13, 2017

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You cannot make decisions about the future, without an understanding of the past. Our country is now stuck in the present moment, with no understanding of the past and no vision for the future. So began the first powerful lecture that Life in the Boomer Lane attended, yesterday, at One Day University in Washington, DC. […]

A Valentine for POTUS

February 6, 2017

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    Dear POTUS, This year, I’m sending you a Valentine, not because I love you or respect you, but because I love my country. And you are the duly-elected symbol of that country. You may not know that I love my country, since I’m not in the pro-life movement, I don’t attend church, fear […]

Domestic Partnerships and the Law: What You Need to Know Before You Break Up

February 2, 2017

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The following is a guest post: Whether it’s a lack of trust or simply growing apart, there are numerous reasons why long-term relationships break down. If you have virtually no commitment with regard to housing or children, relationships break-ups are relatively simple from a legal perspective. However, many long-term relationships unfortunately don’t have that luxury, […]

Condocalypse

January 31, 2017

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    A lot of people worry about any number of ways their lives might be snuffed out, in this scary new world. Hordes of murderous immigrants pouring across our borders, nuclear war, super-resistant strains of bacteria, and the accelerating pace of climate change all occupy their thoughts. Yet, while many fret, others have made […]

That Word That Means That You Remember Something

January 26, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane and her friends now save a lot of money on entertainment. Rather than attending movies, plays, shows, the ballet and symphonies, they regale each other with hilarious stories of missed appointments, missing objects, and misplaced people.  This occurs mainly when they are out to breakfast or lunch or dinner or […]

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 […]