Sapiens

July 11, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane is now reading Sapiens, the not always predictable journey of mankind from Early Blob to Current Day Something Else. The author, Yuval Noah Harari, brilliantly takes the reader from the beginning of life to what may well be the end of it (LBL’s words, not Harari’s.) Among other things, LBL […]

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When Cheese Turns Deadly

July 5, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind week-long girls’ road trip to the Berkshires. Along with scenery-gaping, museum-going, music-listening, and the required amount of shopping and eating and laughing, the group decided to spend time in one of their two hotel rooms, watching the latest session of the hearings into the […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

Gas Prices and Mickey Mouse

June 25, 2022

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As the Cult of the GOP valiantly ignores the ongoing January 6 hearings, its disciples are agreed that all people really care about are gas prices and inflation. This surprised Life in the Boomer Lane. Surely, all these God-created folks scattered around the country must be getting hopped up about more topics than this. For […]

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My Father’s Voice

June 21, 2022

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My parents were both born in eastern Europe, my father just before and my mother just after World War I. Life was fragile, and especially so for Jews. They each made it to the US, my mother alone at age eight and my father at age 13, with a falsified birth certificate so that he […]

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News of the Wild

June 6, 2022

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The past week has been jam-packed with so many atrocities due to gun violence and the GOP’s continuing belief that each life lost is simply another indication that the Second Amendment is alive and well, thank you very much, that the non-gun wisdom of many high profile GOPers has gone unnoticed by all but an […]

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The Paper Chase

May 31, 2022

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The following post was written in an attempt to see if LBL’s brain cells were capable of doing anything, right now, aside from moving to Canada, in an attempt to escape the mutant slime (commonly called the GOP) whose single-minded goal of money and votes means that children will continue to die, and the small […]

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Why Democracy Sucks

May 12, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane was far too busy enjoying her birthday to pay attention to the seemingly innocuous events that were, in fact, secretly ruining her life. It was like she believed she was bitten by a tiny, pesky insect and then she had a small itchy blob which turned into a large itchy […]

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Behind the Scenes Birthday Weekend

May 9, 2022

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As we all know, life, just like Supreme Court decisions, can cause whiplash. Life in the Boomer Lane has already written a thoughtful piece about the meaning for her of turning seventy-five. Let’s leave that for the moment and address ourselves to the reality of what was going on behind the scenes during her birthday […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

Doing 75 in a 40 MPH Zone

May 5, 2022

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It’s taken me 75 years to get to write this post. I’ve mentally crossed out a lot and reworded a lot during those 75 years. I’ve been surprised, even shocked, at some of what I’ve “written.” “I never would have done anything like that,” I’ve thought on more than one occasion, except of course I […]

Posted in: aging, birthday

Our Political Climate, Explained

April 29, 2022

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The political climate, like a baby created by the earth and most people’s weight, goes round and round and up and down. From the dawn of things, it seems doomed to cycles, but sometimes, it’s difficult to make sense of it all. It’s easier to simply not pay attention or to say things like “Everyone […]

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