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This New Orange Era: The New Norm is Not A Norm

December 15, 2016

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  Back in the 1950s, the US, having just survived a horrific war, settled down and chose a general as President. The theme was order and prosperity. The small world that Life in the Boomer Lane inhabited consisted of school, family and friends. The first two were orderly and predictable. School, above all, was a […]

This New Orange Era: Who ARE These People?

November 30, 2016

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It’s no secret that Democrats, especially liberal Dems, were devastated when Trump won the election. For them, it signaled the unleashing of the unwashed masses upon their educated sensibilities. Liberals felt like the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones, as they saw countless hordes of White Walkers relentlessly scaling the wall of Castle Black, with […]

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

February 29, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane watched a comedy clip recently, in which a reporter (fake) attended a Trump rally (real). First, he spoke to some of the people in the parking lot, waiting to go into the rally. He asked one young man how Trump was going to defeat ISIS. The answer was “Bomb […]

The Art of Aging

December 27, 2015

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, distracted by the political mayhem being perpetrated as we get closer to the 2016 election, has neglected her #1 goal in starting this blog: writing in an authentic, powerful, hilarious way about the aging process and the role of boomers in that process.  For those readers who haven’t fallen […]

Umpqua

October 2, 2015

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The latest school shooting has just occurred in Umpqua, Oregon. The latest group of parents are experiencing what no parent should: the death of a child. The President has made his statement. The news media has covered the event. Those on both sides of the issue have spoken their predictable words. To those who represent […]

Why the Dating Game is Rigged Against Women

August 31, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in perusing her weekly issue of Time, bypassed articles about all manner of significant news to share with loyal readers, and focused, instead, on the following: “There are now four college-grad women for every three college grad men among Americans ages 22-29.”  And, as the years go by, the disparity […]

This Post is Literally Unique

July 1, 2015

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  Anyone who has ever tried to read Shakespeare in the original English, must be aware that the language (any language) is always changing. Life in the Boomer Lane’s mother-in-law left Turkey decades ago and took all of her language with her. While she was absent from Turkish soil, the Turkish language wasn’t. For that […]