Too Old for Big Muscles, Too Young for Psychological Well-Being

July 12, 2021

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For those who have Pollyanna Personality Disorder (Trumpers will eventually realize that they been brainwashed by a loathsome toad. Dems and Republicans will find common ground. The Age of Aquarius is dawning. The world is not ending.), there is something stupendous and amazing about every single age of life. In spite of the fact that […]

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Beyond Justice

June 23, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has known Heather for 60 years. They met on the first day of ninth grade, cemented a friendship that would last decades. It would take LBL too long to describe her. LBL will simply say that Heather flirted with the world. In the absence of people or animals, she would […]

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A Wandering Jew

June 17, 2021

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I‘m not a fan of walking. I know how to walk, and I walk when it’s necessary. Some years ago, I walked 60 miles in three days in order to raise money for breast cancer research. I walked in honor of a close friend who died in her forties of the disease. I walk 1.5 […]

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Selling Your Home vs Aging in Place: 3 Options for Safe Senior Living

June 10, 2021

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The following is a guest post, written by Karen Weeks. Karen is a Senior Lifestyle blogger. She struggled to find a new sense of purpose after retirement which made way to learn a new skill and took a computer course. She then created ElderWellness.net as a resource for seniors who wish to keep their minds, […]

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Oldushka

June 6, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane is about to say something positive about something that is happening in Russia. Contrary to what some readers may believe at this point, Donald Trump, Former Guy and Loyal Russian Supporter, had nothing to do with this post. Russia, for all it’s megalomaniacal intrusions into the US presidential election and […]

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Older, Faster, Tougher Part 2

June 1, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane will begin with an explanation to Loyal Readers. This post is not a follow up to the last post about LBL’s gym attendance. LBL’s going to the gym has never, in all the decades that have gone on, resulted in her being faster, or tougher, although she does seem to […]

Posted in: aging, physical fitness

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 […]

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