Browsing All posts tagged under »courage«

Socks: Covering More Than Just Feet

March 22, 2017


An alert reader has passed on to Life in the Boomer Lane the results of a research study about the benefits of non-conformity.  Let’s face it.  The human tendancy toward conformity has served us throughout the millenia. Without our need to belong to a group and to obey common rules and mores, we’d all be […]

Lung Leavin’ Day

January 23, 2014


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 […]

Oops, She Did it Again

December 21, 2011


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 Strung Together, Bead by Bead

December 5, 2011


Her name is Debra Monaco and she is 38 years old.  Until June 18 of this year, her life was full.  She had an eleven year old daughter. She had a fiance who she loved. They lived in his recently deceased father’s house in Alexandria, VA.  She worked at Rite Aid and was about a […]

Running for Her Life

August 25, 2011


I heard her cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum.  Her name was Irene, a short middle aged woman, staring, as I was, at a computer screen.  Hoping, as I was, that a relative’s name would appear that might prove that family members lived in more than stories told by aging […]