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Layers of Paint, Layers of Lives

March 18, 2019

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While in Morocco, Dan and I had the unique opportunity to spend the day with a friend of one of Dan’s friends.  Mhammad Benaboud is a native of Tetouan, a town about an hour’s drive from Tangier. He has spent most of his life having a love affair with his native town. And, he has been […]

What’s in A Wall?

January 8, 2019

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Like the rest of the country, Life in the Boomer Lane has been thinking a lot about The Wall.  In her case, it is the brick wall surrounding her living room fireplace. This wall has had a tragic history, ever since she covered the ugly brick with beautiful white paneling.  She has now had to rebuild […]

A Look Back and A Look Way Back

August 13, 2018

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After Then Husband and I married and went to grad school, we lived frugally and saved most of our monthly fellowship stipends.  At the end of the year, we had saved enough for a student flight to Europe, two sleeping bags, a Coleman stove, and a pup tent. We had enough left over for eight […]

Balk Like An Egyptian

February 28, 2018

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Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo.   Along with an astonishing number of artifacts, what makes this tomb especially exciting is that it likely belongs to a high-ranking female official by the name of Heptet.  In addition to being a high-ranking official, Heptet was also a priestess. […]

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

February 13, 2017

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You cannot make decisions about the future, without an understanding of the past. Our country is now stuck in the present moment, with no understanding of the past and no vision for the future. So began the first powerful lecture that Life in the Boomer Lane attended, yesterday, at One Day University in Washington, DC. […]

How to Appreciate 2016

December 28, 2016

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For those of you who look back and see 2016 as a year that felt like a trip through a scary haunted house in which, after you have narrowly avoided death at every turn, the monster waits until you are just outside and then, when you think you are home free, he catches up with […]

One Day U: Making Music, From Jefferson to The Beatles

September 26, 2016

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  Lest you think that Life in the Boomer Lane is beating you over the head with her enthusiasm for One Day U, you are absolutely correct. She attended her second One Day U yesterday. Once again, she is swooning from the experience of being back in the classroom, being taught by some of the […]