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Guerrilla Aging: When Where We Are Isn’t Where We Thought We’d Be

March 21, 2014

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I had dinner with a friend/colleague a couple of days ago. She is sixty, and for decades was the devoted wife of a career military man. A registered nurse by training, she happily set aside her profession and assumed the role she felt was her highest calling. She raised her sons in wherever her husband’s […]

Insomnia: Doing It All Night Long

February 3, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like others in her post-menopausal peer group, has added countless hours to her day, all of them in the middle of the night. These hours are available for a wide breadth of information-gathering, such as keeping track of the national economy, reviewing the latest research on aging, getting smart about […]

How to Give A Cat A Pill

January 29, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane hasn’t written lately about Miracle the Cat, primarily because, until recently, she has remained fairly loyal to a life of eating, sleeping, eliminating, and repeating the aforementioned items. Aside from having an uncanny ability to place her tail in places where it has a better than 50/50 chance of being […]

Lung Leavin’ Day

January 23, 2014

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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 […]

Butt Tag, Redefined

November 10, 2013

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My friend Susan, when she isn’t having dates with men who wear antlers or slippers out to dine, goes to weddings. Susan attends more weddings than a bag of rice. After she finished attending the weddings of her countless friends, she soon began attending the second weddings of some of them. Even while that round […]

How to Not Get Divorced

August 15, 2013

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Because Life in the Boomer Lane forgot to bring to the gym her copy of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the book she currently reading, she was forced to pick up a copy of the September issue of Glamour from the Gold’s magazine rack. Just when she was starting to carefully read “Readers Share Sex Things They […]

Born to Ride

August 12, 2013

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If you’ve noticed more and more folks driving cars in which the steering wheel comes up higher than their heads, you are not at Goofy’s Crazy Car Track at Disney World. People are driving longer in life. Almost 93 percent of those age 60 to 64 had a driver’s license in 2011, up from 84 […]

Bag Lady Intervention

August 4, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane recently read a cry for help that a woman posted on Vibrant Nation. Her life was being ruined by the size of her purse and the amount of stuff in it. The weight of the purse was creating a physical problem, and her husband refused to stick his hand in […]

Young Guys Troll Facebook for Boomer Women

July 27, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane and her two co-authors have spent the last seven years writing books about life over 50, speaking to countless women’s groups and organizations, appearing in the media, and conducting workshops based on their books. A couple years ago, we created a Facebook page, inviting women at midlife and beyond to […]

Doing My Duty

July 22, 2013

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Let’s talk jury duty. Years ago, I was called for jury duty. It was a high-profile murder-for-hire case. After several hours in a holding room, 15 or 20 of us were pulled out of the larger group to sit in the jury box. We were told that the jury would be chosen from among us. […]