Browsing All posts tagged under »memory loss«

Taking the High Road

February 26, 2018


Life in the Boomer Lane no longer has any need to remember all of the fabulous, fun-filled adventures that she and Now Husband have partaken of. When he starts a sentence with “Remember when we went to…?” she cuts him off with the same question: “Did I have a good time?”  All she is looking […]

That Word That Means That You Remember Something

January 26, 2017


Life in the Boomer Lane and her friends now save a lot of money on entertainment. Rather than attending movies, plays, shows, the ballet and symphonies, they regale each other with hilarious stories of missed appointments, missing objects, and misplaced people.  This occurs mainly when they are out to breakfast or lunch or dinner or […]

The Answer to Age-Related Memory Loss

October 13, 2016


This entire presidential election season aside, most humans dislike forgetting things. They especially dislike forgetting things when those things consist of cell phones, credit cards, medical appointments, and the locations of our cars and grandchildren. Forgetting can cause confusion and subsequent embarrassment.  A close friend of Life in the Boomer Lane, already owning a long […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lounging At the Bottom of the Learning Curve, a guest post by Paula J Wray

February 6, 2015


Paula is the author of PaulaJWray.  In her own words, “I am a writer. Mostly humor. Sometimes I vent and sometimes I wax spiritual, philosophical, or poetic. I even try my pen at flash fiction and creative non-fiction. I live in the Rocky Mountains with my husband and a balding black cat. When I’m not […]

Guerrilla Aging: Memories Lost and Found

September 12, 2014


  If we are an accumulation of all of our memories, then many of us are in serious trouble. Memories, like socks, often appear and disappear in random fashion.  Sometimes, their appearance, like the errant sock, makes a match, and we once again capture a complete memory. More often than not, the lone memory, like […]

Those Goddamn Doors

April 3, 2013


If you have never experienced walking into a room and forgetting what you came there for, please stop reading immediately and go stand in a corner with all the other people this writer has no interest in communicating with. The rest of you, listen up: Science, taking a short break from predicting tsunamis, erupting volcanoes, […]

Navigating the Bridge to Nowhere

July 16, 2012


The aging brain is like a GPS.  You know where you are headed, and your brain appears to be perfectly capable of sending you there. But you notice with increasing frequency that you are told to make a right turn, then, when you do, to make a U-turn. You may ultimately get where you want […]

How to Be Old Without Calling Attention to Yourself

August 28, 2011


                                                   (photo credit to: Many of you might notice, as you cross the threshold of fifty and then sixty, that as you age, entire other populations of people seem to be getting younger.  Doctors, especially, seem to have gone directly from playing with plastic medical kits to wielding sharp, scary metal instruments, usually in […]

Lost in Space

March 30, 2011


Actual items LBL has lost, which are now orbiting the earth According to Newsweek, NASA scientists want to build a cheap, earthbound laser that could zap away the “space junk” orbiting the earth.  The zapper wouldn’t make the items disappear.  Rather it would simply push the debris further out into space, so that incoming spacecraft […]

Are you acting your age?

December 15, 2010


The Washington Post printed a test titled, “Are you acting your age?”  Here is some of it: Test 1: For one minute, count how many words you can say beginning with the letter “F.”  Follow that with “A” then with “S.”  Add them up.  No pronouns, no repeats, no variations on the same word. People ages […]