Browsing All posts tagged under »immigration«

Humanity Packs A Suitcase

July 9, 2018

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Much of the chaos that appears to be currently sweeping the planet stems from the penchant humans have for not staying in one place. Instead, whether because of some kind of political or climatic upheaval or boredom with their own cave and a need to explore new ones, they moved restlessly about the planet.  After […]

Vegetable Bin of Shattered Dreams

June 29, 2018

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Fifteen years ago, LBL’s One-and-Only Daughter left for law school.  To say that LBL was bereft would be an understatement. She and Daughter had been living together for five years, after Daughter had graduated from college and was debating between law shool and grad school. LBL and Daughter had been the best kind of housemates. While […]

Words of My Fantasy Democratic Candidate for President 2020

November 6, 2017

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(Note to Readers: Life in the Boomer Lane has recently been appalled by the predictable silence that has followed the Vegas massacre, the proposed new tax code,  the administration announcement that fossil fuels will prevent both sexual abuse and reduce climate change, and a just-viewed recruitment video posted by the NRA in June. And now, […]

A Cup of Coffee at the Tower of Babel

February 15, 2017

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The following is a guest post from Gayane Palian, a reader of this blog and longtime resident of Washington, DC: I go to Starbucks for a shot of sociability and civility in addition to my coffee.  Whether it’s the baristas or the customers, am never disappointed. My regular stops include the one on Mass Ave. […]

A Valentine for POTUS

February 6, 2017

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    Dear POTUS, This year, I’m sending you a Valentine, not because I love you or respect you, but because I love my country. And you are the duly-elected symbol of that country. You may not know that I love my country, since I’m not in the pro-life movement, I don’t attend church, fear […]

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 […]

The Heeby Jobbies and the Heebie Jeebies

July 5, 2016

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  A woman at a recent Trump rally asked “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these heeby jobbies they wear at TSA?” Trump didn’t correct her, either by clarifying that the word was “hijabis,” nor that the question mark at the end of the […]