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Bezos: From Books to Burial to the Great Beyond

September 20, 2018

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Somewhere between the 10th and sixth centuries BC, the first, primitive version of the Hebrew Bible appeared. Whoever wrote it looked at it and said, “Damn, with a simple book I can control the world.”  Over two thousands years later, a man named Jeff Bezos took his words to heart. “The guy was amazing,” he […]

Alexa is Listening

January 8, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in a desperate attempt to be allowed entry into Twenty-First Century Life, requested Amazon Echo (Alexa) for Hanukkah. Precious Only Daughter provided.  LBL looked forward to using Alexa for three reasons: to assist in cooking, to provide weather forecasts, and to play music.  Prince Charming,  LBL’s son-in-law, installed her.  LBL […]

Amazon Eats Whole Foods

June 19, 2017

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Amazon, in it’s trajectory toward world domination, has just purchased Whole Foods. Whole Foods, for those of you who live 50 miles outside of town and grow all of your own food, is an upscale grocery store chain, in which one can purchase individually-wrapped grapes, each with a story about country of origin and a […]

My Life, Now Available on Kindle

May 23, 2016

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  At some point in the recent past, Life in the Boomer Lane noticed that she had written an alarming number of posts, since starting her blog in 2010. Several of these were seriously worth reading. Most were marginally worth reading.  All were read by at least somebody.  The realization was pretty overwhelming. She decided […]

Amazon Conquers the World

February 5, 2016

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  While the rampant mayhem of our beloved political process has diverted everyone’s attention from both ISIS and whether they should follow the Paleo Diet,  something else has been afoot that Americans haven’t noticed: Amazon, after single-handedly obliterating most brick and mortar bookstores in the country, has been quietly opening brick and mortar bookstores of […]