Flags, Sheets, and Other Assorted Fabric

July 8, 2020

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In the enlightened era that surrounds us, folks are beginning to look around them and say, “Whoa, that’s bad! Why haven’t I noticed that before!” They are referring to statues and flags that represent shameful behavior in our nation’s past, that very behavior that is now being touted by our Psycho-in-Charge as exemplary of the […]

Posted in: history, humor, satire

What it Takes to be Tough

June 29, 2020

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The scene is the Oval Office. President Donald Trump is at his desk, Tweeting and finding new things to get angry about. An aide enters, bows and cautiously approaches the presidential desk. Sir, we are getting a lot of bad press about your not wearing a mask. I’ve told you a thousand times that masks […]

Posted in: humor, politics, satire

Voices from the Porch

June 23, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been, for the past few months, spending an inordinate amount of time on her screen porch. The porch has become her window to the world. On her porch, she can appreciate the outdoor air, without regard to rain. She can watch the never-ending stream of dogs and owners, parents […]

Posted in: life

Small Acts of Great Courage

June 9, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane lives in a neighborhood of mostly (overwhelmingly) white, professional people, people whose livlihoods ultimately depend on the behemoth we affectionately call the federal government. They are government workers, consultants, facilitators, researchers, attorneys, statisticians, politicians. They work for the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and a host […]

The Price of Human Dignity

June 2, 2020

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For many years, my uncle ran a butcher shop in one of the all-black neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. On August 28, 1964, a woman came into the shop and asked for the largest, best cut of steak my uncle had. He began to pull it out of the case to show her. She stopped him […]

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To Lubbock With Love

May 29, 2020

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A long time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane participated in a workshop in which people declared their visions for their lives. Huge visions were encouraged. Impossible visions were applauded. As time went on, visions became grander, more expansive. LBL will admit, she was enthralled by these visions. And some of these visions actually manifested. […]

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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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