Disasters, Natural and Unnatural

May 15, 2020

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The news lately has been filled with so much to ponder, that Life in the Boomer Lane barely had time to focus on her three hour cry-for-help call to Apple this morning. But she did get through the call, learned her issue would remain unresolved, and so could then get back to the musing at […]

Happy Birthday to Me

May 5, 2020

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What do people do on their birthdays? Count their blessings. Get drunk. Blow out candles. Splurge on something. Get pissed off because the spouse or partner forgot. Eat breakfast in bed. Get up and go to work as usual. Open cards. Open gifts. Examine their aging face. Get flowers. Take the dog for a walk […]

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Eschatological Retribution

April 27, 2020

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Eschatology within Christian theology, derived from two Greek words meaning “last” and “study,” is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, or the end of the age. This, then, seems a perfect time to discuss the massive end of things that is staring humans in the eyeballs right now. What follows are […]

Posted in: humor, life, satire

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

April 18, 2020

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They say that love conquers all. Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t know who “they” are, but she suspects that the word “love” should, instead, have been “intention.” It would have solved a lot of problems over the centuries if people had intention, regarding relationship. Love has it’s place, for sure, but it’s intention that […]

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Claire

April 8, 2020

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She was born in 1996, into a life of privilege. This was not a privilege of affluence or entitlement. It was a privilege afforded by intelligence, education, culture, accomplishment. Luckily for her, her parents passed on something in addition, even more valuable, a belief that we are citizens of the world and the world is […]

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The Ultimate Test of Friendship

April 2, 2020

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Friendship was invented a long time ago, specifically when some random human told a second human, “Hey! There’s a Big Something behind you” just in time for the second human to jump out of the way as a surly mastodon barreled through. After that, the two became buddies and watched fighting every Friday night together. […]

How to Live a Coronavirus-Free Life

March 30, 2020

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You may believe that coronavirus has, for good reason, become the Monster that Gobbled the Earth in One Big Bite. It is impossible to do anything without thinking about it. Even an innocent visit to the bathroom reminds one that certain citizens of this country, who shall unfortunately remain nameless, are, as we speak, still […]

My Streaming Series Hit Parade

March 23, 2020

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In the world before The Virus, most of us spent far too much time talking about the films and the series we were streaming. (Life in the Boomer Lane’s couch now has two large, permanent indentations, thanks to the almost nightly viewing habits of herself and Now Husband.) The Virus has changed all that. Now, […]

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What the Virus Gives

March 20, 2020

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It’s easy to look at what we have lost, thanks to Covid-19. We have lost mobility, independence, choice. We have lost the ability to hug, to kiss, to show physical affection. We have taken those dearest to us in our lives and encased them into sterile video screens or cell phones. During most of the […]

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Let’s Talk About the Kids

March 18, 2020

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Coronavirus appears to be kinder to children than to adults. For a reason we still don’t know, fewer children contract the disease. Many of those that do have few or even no symptoms. Many ride through the virus without even knowing they have it at all. But Covid-19 is devious. It spares the children but […]

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