Browsing All posts tagged under »lifestyle«

The Search for Happiness

November 15, 2017


Thanks to the latest issue of National Geographic, we all now know where people are happiest on this planet. Contrary to what you might be thinking, it’s not the free food sample stations at Costco. Nor is it sitting in front of the computer, staring at friends’ Facebook postings and hearing the familiar ding that […]

Five Ways to Add Storage Space to Any Room

April 20, 2016


    Life in the Boomer Lane has been obsessed, recently, with the growing phenomenon of tiny houses. She collects tiny houses on her pinterest page.  She debates floor plans of tiny houses. She fantasizes about living in a tiny house, facing the ocean.  So it was entirely appropriate that Debra Lewis, a reader of […]

The U-bend of Life

January 14, 2011


Last month, the cover of the Economist Magazine shrieked “The Joy of Growing Old (or why life begins at 46).”  Needless to say, this caught Life in the Boomer Lane’s eye, while she was in the drugstore looking for nighttime panty liners.  She bought the magazine, in spite of the actual article being titled “The U-Bend […]

My grandfather smoked for 75 years. My grandchildren are doomed.

November 4, 2010


  Thanks to this week’s issue of Newsweek, I now know that “epigenetic changes in sperm are carried forward transgenerationally.”  Don’t even bother to check your online dictionary.  I’ll translate (I’m a full-service blogger): If your great-grandparents or parents or you or your partner participated in a potentially damaging lifestyle (Oh, let’s say like consuming the […]

Six-Word Memoirs

October 21, 2010


The current issue of AARP Magazine has a short piece titled “Six-Word Memoirs.”  Many people have submitted theirs online.  My favorite was “Located my childhood sweetheart. Shouldn’t have.” So, here are some six word memoirs of my life: A mistake, telling Steve Jacobs “No.” Can I do eighth grade again? Three children. Two husbands. No […]

A Haunted House. And A Ghost Wearing Combat Boots.

October 14, 2010


In honor of Halloween, I’ll now tell the ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY of how I lived in a HAUNTED HOUSE.  Don’t worry.  This ghost/spirit/whatever was friendly and wasn’t accompanied by the usual creepy music.  But first, have you ever wondered why, in scary movies, the hero/heroine always opens the exact door that he/she knows contains the […]

What Not to Wear Around Livestock

October 11, 2010


During our visit with our friends Glenda and Ralph who live in York Harbor, Maine, we attended the Maine Fryeburg Fair.  Imagine a wine festival, only they ran out of wine and someone ran to the 7-11 and stocked up on beer and soda.  Or a food festival that featured totally normal foods like pickles […]

The AARP Convention: Whoopi Goldberg, Crosby/Stills/Nash, Newt Gingrich, Rob Reiner. And Trigger.

October 4, 2010


I’ve just returned from the 2010 AARP Convention in Orlando.  My two co-authors and I were featured speakers, along with a long list of people you have actually heard of.  That didn’t stop us.  It never has.  We just do our own thing, which is to be shining stars in a universe of our own […]

Why I Want to Live in the Sundance Catalog

July 29, 2010


Life in the Boomer Lane’s Sundance catalog arrived today.  She is always so excited to see it, and it’s not because she wants to buy everything in it.  It’s because she wants to live in the catalog.  There are some really good reasons for this and even better reasons why this wouldn’t be such a […]