The Gym

May 27, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been going to the gym faithfully for a long time. She joined her first gym just about 48 years ago. When she came home and showed Then Husband her shiny new gym membership card, his response was “Gyms make money from people like you.” Perplexed, she asked him to […]

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Neighborhood Yard Sale

May 23, 2021

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Yesterday was the annual neighborhood yard sale. Life in the Boomer Lane was both organizer and participant. The weather was what the DC area rarely provides: temperatures in the high 80s, full sun, and no humidity. The starting time was 8 AM. The first looker arrived at 6:45. He bought a book for twenty-five cents. […]

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Dust Rabbits

May 13, 2021

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For a fair number of years, Life in the Boomer Lane has had someone come into her house every two weeks (or maybe three or four) and clean. Her cleaning person was reliable, efficient, and an absolute pleasure to be around. When COVID hit, that stopped. Since LBL no longer has children running all over […]

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Freeganism

May 11, 2021

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A Loyal Reader recently called Life in the Boomer Lane’s attention to a movement called Freeganism. Freeganism, she found out, is an ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. The word “freegan” is derived from both “free” and “vegan,” although LBL realizes […]

Posted in: food

You Can Go Home Again

May 3, 2021

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A close friend of Life in the Boomer Lane came back to the DC area to celebrate her birthday with her daughter. Her daughter asked her how she wanted to celebrate and she said she wanted to do a driving tour of all of the different places she had lived in the area. The journey […]

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Unscheduled Ride-Sharing Tours

April 16, 2021

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Having now been fully vaccinated (Note to Readers: Life in the Boomer Lane experienced absolutely no side effects from the second vaccine. It was a non-event, leading her to believe that it was a fake vaccine created by the same folks who brought you pizza parlors and child molestation), she can now get on with […]

Posted in: travel, travel mishaps

Beneath the Surface of Life

March 23, 2021

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Here we are, completing the first full year of Covid. LBL won’t get into the epic fallout of this past year. She will simply take it down to a very personal, self-focused level: It’s becoming more and more difficult to write this blog when the following two things have occurred. Trump is (sort of) gone, […]

Posted in: history, life, politics

The Right to Be White

March 8, 2021

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Throughout the Trump administration, Life in the Boomer Lane couldn’t make sense of what appeared to be groups of polar opposites who both thought that Trump was oh-so-swell-in-every-way. There were the educated, middle and upper middle class professionals who invested in the stock market, dutifully paid taxes, sometimes played golf and belonged to country clubs […]

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Old Women Who Write

March 2, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has some pretty big ideas. Most of the time, she keeps them to herself. Then, after awhile, someone else invents seat belts for dogs or some Really Important Human writes something that millions of people start talking about. Then, LBL can say to herself, “Hey, I already thought of that.” […]

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5,000 Years of Word-Making and Word-Makers

February 23, 2021

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The oldest rock art is believed to be about 44,000 years old. The oldest written words are about 5500 years old. This means that, for about 38,500 years, people could just happily just look at pictures. This didn’t demand much from them, aside from occasional arguments about whether the animal represented looked more like a […]

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