Helpful Uncoupling

June 25, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Maine, where she visited a dear friend, G. She does this on an annual basic, and she and G have developed a system that works for them. This consists of equal parts talking, shopping, eating and getting into trouble. While LBL was visiting, G received a […]

The History of Buckets and Lists

June 17, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a lot of respect for the person who invented the bucket. While open-ended containers with flat bottoms have been around ever since the first humanoid said, “I need something to carry this shit in,” the earliest depictions of buckets are found on carvings dating from around 3200 BC, which […]

Posted in: satire, travel

Stonewall 50

June 10, 2019

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In June of 1969, I graduated from college. The road ahead seemed clear and straight. I would get married in August and the day after the wedding, my newly-minted husband and I would leave for graduate school in Bloomington, Indiana. I would become a teacher. I would start a family. The years would spool out […]

Posted in: commentary, politics

Precious Objects

June 8, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane suspects that most Loyal Readers have, at some point, held garage/yard sales or attended the garage/yard sales of others. Such experiences have most likely resulted in a profound new understanding of both the human psyche and of an awareness that a lot of people are attracted to inexplicable objects. A […]

Posted in: humor, satire, shopping

7 Reasons Why You Should be Sleeping Naked

May 21, 2019

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Refinery 29 has nailed the Wow-I-Didn’t-Know-That-Shit headline.┬áThe site covers everything pop culture/fashion/anyone or anything starting with K (Kardashian/Kondo/kombucha). It’s Life in the Boomer Lane’s go-to site that allows her to wow her friends with insider knowledge, when, in effect, she has only read the headline (Example: “If you stayed alert through the series, you’d have […]

Posted in: research, satire, sleep

The Birthday Gathering

May 16, 2019

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This week, Life in the Boomer Lane attended a birthday lunch held at the home of a close friend. Four other friends attended, all smart, accomplished women. The women gathered first in the living room, where appetizers and champagne were provided. Everyone toasted the Birthday Girl, then sat down to eat the appetizers. Shortly after […]

Road Rage, Age Rage

May 13, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane pulled out of a parking lot last week, onto a street at a busy intersection. She was unable to totally straighten her car as she entered the street, so it was at a slight angle. An ambulace came down the street in the opposite direction, and suddenly, a car appeared […]

Posted in: aging, Uncategorized