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Balk Like An Egyptian

February 28, 2018


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


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


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


  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 […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

December 27, 2014


In order to celebrate the start of a new year, the January 2015 issue of National Geographic is chock-full of “firsts” throughout the history of the world.  NatGeo starts with the Earliest Ideas. The very first was fire. Fire was great for about a million years.  Now we only use it when we go camping […]

Stalking and Being Stalked

November 10, 2014


  It’s taken awhile for Life in the Boomer Lane to notice that she is being stalked by products she has searched for online.  There are, apparently, companies, most likely founded and run by recently toilet-trained tots, whose job is to imprint whatever LBL searches for and to then cause those items to appear on […]

The History of Halloween

October 29, 2014


    Halloween is the longest-running holiday ever in the history of the world, except for Take Your Pet to Work Day. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, part of the Celtic culture. The Celts were a squirrelly lot.  They had no central government, no big important person in charge of everyone, […]