Browsing All posts tagged under »politics«

Burning the House Down

October 7, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been around for a long time, so long that she remembers when everyone listened to the same news and either agreed or disagreed. It’s a crazy thought now, the idea of our choices being limited to either agreeing or disagreeing. Now, we are on a different path. It’s like […]

Stuff Authors Put in Books

October 1, 2021

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Congress is entirely distracted now, either trying to pass legislation or trying to stop the passage of legislation. Life in the Boomer Lane will not deter them from their respective missions by casting comments in their direction. Instead, she will address herself to something other than the GOP that annoys the shit out of her: […]

2021

December 18, 2020

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I used to lead a workshop to enable women to discover and to declare their visions for their lives. It was created for women over age 50. It’s not easy for anyone, much less for older people and even less for women, to get past the layers we have created to protect us and to […]

The Dollhouse

July 29, 2020

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A few months before the Age of Covid set in, Life in the Boomer Lane had a client who was holding a big estate sale in order to sell a 50-plus year accumulation of everything in the house. The attic was filled with toys from his childhood, his wife’s childhood and the childhoods of their […]

When the We is More Important Than the Me

July 19, 2020

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A couple years ago, I was at the gate for my flight when I spotted who I believed to be John Lewis, seated at the same gate. I immediately strode over to him, put my hand out and said, “Mr Lewis, it is a true honor to meet you.” The man in question smiled and […]

Why People Don’t Wear Face Masks

July 13, 2020

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There has been a lot of confusion around the wearing of face masks. Mostly, this consists of two groups of people. One group is comprised of scientists and medical professionals who say that face masks are the #1 way, along with social distancing, that people can protect themselves from Coronavirus. The other group is comprised […]

To Lubbock With Love

May 29, 2020

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A long time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane participated in a workshop in which people declared their visions for their lives. Huge visions were encouraged. Impossible visions were applauded. As time went on, visions became grander, more expansive. LBL will admit, she was enthralled by these visions. And some of these visions actually manifested. […]

Seeing the World Without It Seeing You

January 6, 2020

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The world is becoming a smaller place on a daily basis. The locations beset by a rotating array of political upheaval are being joined by those who are standing in the direct path of an unruly climate. Places that are safe, clean, and that speak American English are becoming an endangered species. What is one […]

The Actual Call

November 19, 2019

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Vlad? Wazzup? Excuse me? Who is this? It’s the Big Guy, Vlad. Numero Uno. The Boss. The Top Banana. My name is Volodymyr . Don’t be a dick, Vlad. If I say your name is Vlad, go along with it. I can obliterate you. Poof. Nobody in the world carries as much weight as I do. […]

The Age of Weed for Agers

October 24, 2019

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In a long-ago Woody Allen schtik, Woody described how people were getting expensive cars across the border without paying customs fees. They purchased lower-priced luxury cars in Mexico, disassembled the cars, then reassembled them when they came into the US. Inspired by this, Woody said he decided to give it a try. He disassembled his […]