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Rolling Chairs

September 13, 2021


I recently saw a reference to rolling chairs. I haven’t thought about those chairs in decades. They were a fixture of my walks on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, back in the 60s and 70s. They were wicker, had wheels, and many were pushed manually. Most of the riders were, through my young eyes, older […]

You Can Go Home Again

May 3, 2021


A close friend of Life in the Boomer Lane came back to the DC area to celebrate her birthday with her daughter. Her daughter asked her how she wanted to celebrate and she said she wanted to do a driving tour of all of the different places she had lived in the area. The journey […]

Rethinking The Story of You

April 25, 2016


Life in the Boomer Lane has always been skeptical of the conclusions people reach when they go through past life regression.  When one considers that, throughout history, the overwhelming majority of people consisted of the unwashed masses, it is astonishing that so many folks discover they were Marie Antoinette or a Pharaoh in a past […]

Cooking With My Mom

May 19, 2014


    Several months ago, I entered a monthly contest on a literary site, Midlife Collage. Winners were chosen who had the highest Facebook likes and the best comments from readers.  Thanks to your support, I won that contest.  Now several months later, all winning entries were reviewed and the winners were asked to submit another […]

The Joy of Weed

August 27, 2013


The other day, while engaged in my usual rushing around from one place to another, I had to walk down a street that was in disrepair. The sidewalk was badly cracked and weeds were sprouting up in all the cracks. I don’t see much of that in the white-collar world in which I live and […]

The Steps to Writing Your Life

February 22, 2011


Make a commitment to be honest.  This is the most important step of all.  Take your defenses and put them somewhere for the time being (maybe in a trunk in the attic.)  If you aren’t writing authentically, and you are writing to heal, you won’t be able to heal.  If you are writing for posterity […]

Happy 2011, via 1960 and 1963 and 1975 and…

December 30, 2010


When my ex and I split almost 20 years ago, the only items of real value to me that I wanted to take were the photos, the children’s memorabilia, my own memorabilia, and  my artwork.  Along the way, some of these items disappeared.  Others were forgotten. A couple months ago, my ex and his wife […]

Raising A Family On Bibimbap and Corrective Shoes

August 12, 2010


In 1977, Then Husband and LBL moved to a neighborhood called Lyon Village, putting them within a couple blocks of Clarendon, the commercial area that bordered the neighborhood.  Clarendon was a pretty exciting place back then, if you enjoyed looking at the site of a vacant 5 and 10 cent store, or if you needed […]

Goodnight Sweetheart, Whoever You Are

July 19, 2010


Now Husband had a high school reunion yesterday. He is always having high school reunions, because he went to four high schools. Three were in Europe. One was in Morocco. So, in addition to the four reunions in the actual locations of the schools, there are four US-based reunions each year. This provides him with […]