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Lung Leavin’ Day

January 23, 2014

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One of the gifts I’ve received from blogging is that, while I am writing about the world, the world will occasionally pop its face into mine. Each time this happens, I am humbled and honored to be able to look into the very private places in people’s lives. The latest is a letter I received […]

Ellen

March 25, 2013

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Many years ago, she fought the good fight against breast cancer and she won. She left her job as a Realtor and went to work for the Breast Cancer Walk, run by the city of Alexandria, VA. The passion she had put into real estate was now put into saving women’s lives. She went on […]

Oops, She Did it Again

December 21, 2011

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OK, so I’m supposed to be a humor writer (in my mind, of course).  And I write the nonsense that’s in my head, which folks think is funny and I think is amazing that they think it’s funny because it’s just the stuff that always pops into my head, unbidden, anyway.  I don’t ever sit […]

A Life Before Dying

December 19, 2011

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A lot of us spend a lot of time thinking about life in general, and/or about our lives in particular.  Some of us never think about these things at all because we are in our lives, up to our eyeballs in the nonsense or the wonder or the frustration of what bombards us day in […]

My Friend Bill

December 16, 2011

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(The following is the seventh in Life in the Boomer Lane’s new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) This month, Now Husband and LBL lost […]

My Friend Bill

June 29, 2010

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This month, Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband lost a dear friend.  Bill was a journalist with the Asbury Park Press, and was the first (and for some time, only) print journalist who was writing about the David Goldman case.  Goldman’s young son Sean, had been illegally held in Brazil since 2004 by […]