Browsing All posts tagged under »death«

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 […]

Living Large After Death

January 3, 2013

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Despite opposition from some members of his Republican party, and despite 87% of the American population being unable to pronounce his name correctly, John Boehner today won a second term as US Speaker of the House. In another joyous development, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have been deemed safe listening fare by the Pentagon, while anything […]

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 […]

A (True) Love Story

October 18, 2011

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She went to sleep as she always had, immediately and deeply.  She awoke, choking, in a room filled with smoke and to a kind of fear she had never experienced before.  She was 21 years old, and she was confronted with the very real thought that her life might be finite. She couldn’t have known […]

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 […]

Death by Audit

May 20, 2010

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This week’s Newsweek has a really interesting articled entitled, “What Should You REALLY Be Afraid Of?” It lists common fears vs reality. For example, most people fear shark attacks (there were 28 last year) over dog bites ( 4.5 million). Most people fear fatal plane crashes (there were 321 people killed last year) over fatal […]