Last Minute Gifts

December 16, 2019

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Last week, Life in the Boomer Lane was innocently perusing any number of intellectual and entertaining nuggets that the internet spews out on a daily basis. She came across a site for animal paw and hoof socks that make one’s feet look like any one of a number of large mammals. The one pictured was […]

A New Relationship Between Death and Well-Being

December 9, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane subscribes to a site titled mindbodygreen, mostly to be informed that whatever she is doing is entirely bad and wrong. Yesterday, however, she came across an article that she wholeheartedly agrees with: We usually only talk about death when it is happening or has just happened. Until recently, in our […]

Posted in: aging, death and dying

A Beautiful, Elegant Shell Game

December 4, 2019

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Life in the boomer Lane spent Thanksgiving week with her youngest child and his family. His children are age two and eleven months. After spending five or six days getting into various positions on the floor that no one over the age of 50 should subject themselves to, she had a free morning. She decided […]

The Actual Call

November 19, 2019

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Vlad? Wazzup? Excuse me? Who is this? It’s the Big Guy, Vlad. Numero Uno. The Boss. The Top Banana. My name is Volodymyr . Don’t be a dick, Vlad. If I say your name is Vlad, go along with it. I can obliterate you. Poof. Nobody in the world carries as much weight as I do. […]

The Name of the Game

November 7, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like many other loyal citizens of our current Greatest Show on Earth administration, reads her neighborhood listserv. Listservs are chock-full of people disseminating vital information and complaining that dogs are pooping on their lawns. Neighbors give valuable things away like power tools and ask to borrow things like a pair […]

Orange is the New Smart

October 28, 2019

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It’s no secret to anyone except Trump supporters that the educational system of the United States is failing the vast majority of its students. Although literacy rates have increased, reading levels have been falling since the 1970s. The US is now ranked 125th in world literacy, behind, among many others, Latvia, Armenia, Barbados, Fiji, Tonga, […]

Posted in: education, humor, politics, satire

The Age of Weed for Agers

October 24, 2019

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In a long-ago Woody Allen schtik, Woody described how people were getting expensive cars across the border without paying customs fees. They purchased lower-priced luxury cars in Mexico, disassembled the cars, then reassembled them when they came into the US. Inspired by this, Woody said he decided to give it a try. He disassembled his […]