Browsing All posts tagged under »love«

The Difference Between Love and Lust

July 23, 2014

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Researchers from the University of Chicago, taking a break from doing things like finding a cure for cancer or chronic chapped lips, decided to study the difference between love and lust. They found out incredible things, like where on your body your date looks at you could indicate whether he is feeling love or lust. […]

The Best Wedding I Never Attended

May 28, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane has two longtime friends, Jessica and Louise, who met and fell in love 17 years ago. Back in those Dark Ages, they weren’t allowed to legally marry, and so they had a big, bold, wedding in a friend’s backyard. It was a glorious day. But it wasn’t legal. In this […]

The Perks of Online Dating After 50: A Guest Post from eHarmony Canada

February 27, 2013

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    My Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old posts got the attention of eHarmony Canada, who requested equal time.  I’m happy to give it because, in spite of what I write about Susan’s misadventures in the dating world, I believe that online dating works.  I, along with countless other formerly single people, found love online.  I’m also […]

The Perfect Recipe for Turkey

August 30, 2012

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Set timer for 12PM today.  Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride.  Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days.  Enjoy. Serves 9.

A Life Before Dying

December 19, 2011

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A lot of us spend a lot of time thinking about life in general, and/or about our lives in particular.  Some of us never think about these things at all because we are in our lives, up to our eyeballs in the nonsense or the wonder or the frustration of what bombards us day in […]

A (True) Love Story

October 18, 2011

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She went to sleep as she always had, immediately and deeply.  She awoke, choking, in a room filled with smoke and to a kind of fear she had never experienced before.  She was 21 years old, and she was confronted with the very real thought that her life might be finite. She couldn’t have known […]

Love and War. And Love.

June 28, 2011

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There’s a iconic photo taken on August 14, 1945 by the legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstadt.  It is the day World War II ended, and the photo is called “The Kiss.”  A young soldier in Times Square (We assume he is strong, handsome, possessed of all the traits necessary to have single-handedly beaten the Germans and […]

Fullness

March 16, 2011

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Tomorrow morning, I’ll board a plane for London to see my daughter and my grandson.  I’ve been there many times, now.  This trip, like all others will have its own unique character.  The word “fullness” comes to mind when I think of this trip.  My daughter:  The fullness of belly, of breasts.  Incubating her next […]