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While I Was Gone

May 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind 12-day trip to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle and then to Portland.  On her return, she was quite surprised to learn that, while she had been mostly oblivious to the greater happenings of the world during her trip, the world had continued to […]

A Private Conversation Between the Kushners

April 11, 2017

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Ivanka: J Darling, the school just called to remind us about the parent teacher conference this evening. Jared: I dearest, you know I can’t. I’m negotiating a Middle East peace treaty this evening. I: J, this is your child, my love.  Isn’t that more important? Those people have been around a long time, right? Like […]

This New Orange Era: The Growing Divide

February 20, 2017

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For those of you who feel like you are caught in a Trump avalanche, know that you are. You want desperately to get out, but it seems that every time you start to wriggle your limbs, you precipitate another large chunk of snow dislodging and burying you even deeper. You may want to stop struggling, […]

A Valentine for POTUS

February 6, 2017

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    Dear POTUS, This year, I’m sending you a Valentine, not because I love you or respect you, but because I love my country. And you are the duly-elected symbol of that country. You may not know that I love my country, since I’m not in the pro-life movement, I don’t attend church, fear […]

Putin on the Ritz

December 30, 2016

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  The Obama Administration (yes, it still exists), after weighing all evidence presented by the CIA and other government-investigative agencies, has imposed sanctions on Russia for hacking into the DNC website. Thirty-five Russian diplomats have been expelled, and two facilities used for intelligence-gathering have been closed. One of these facilities is a so-called dacha on […]

This New Orange Era: The New Norm is Not A Norm

December 15, 2016

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  Back in the 1950s, the US, having just survived a horrific war, settled down and chose a general as President. The theme was order and prosperity. The small world that Life in the Boomer Lane inhabited consisted of school, family and friends. The first two were orderly and predictable. School, above all, was a […]

This New Orange Era: The Test of Journalism

December 8, 2016

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On Wednesday, Donald Trump was interviewed via phone by Matt Lauer. Lauer, a genuinely nice guy, is not a heavyweight in the world of journalism. Coming off the flack he received by his wimpy moderation of the pre-debate debate between Trump and Clinton, Laurer was prepared to do some hard talk, this time around.  What […]