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What’s Next

June 18, 2018

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While Life in the Boomer Lane wrestles with any technology requiring more than an “On” and “Off” switch, the folks at AARP are discovering even newer ways to confuse her. In the latest issue of AARP Bulletin, an article titled “What’s Next” details all of the ways technology is racing ahead of what human brain […]

The Brain in Love

December 18, 2017

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The holidays are supposed to be about love: of family, of friends, of Jesus, of materialism, and, this year especially, of one’s love (and utter relief) of 2017 being finally put to bed. For this reason, Life in the Boomer Lane thought she’d take the opportunity to devote this post to love. It’s a win-win: She […]

It Takes A Certain Kind of Brain to Envision A Flat Earth

December 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in spite of seriously hating high school and college science classes, has still unflaggingly maintained a deep respect for science, itself.  She may not understand gravity, but, as long as she stays attached to the earth, she fervently believes in it.  She may not understand aerodynamics but, as long as […]

Putting the Us Back in UterUs

March 9, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed that, in addition to car keys, cell phones, and Kindles, she has also lost body parts. Her knee, brain cells, the better parts of several teeth, several inches of height, and her uterus are now history.  She had thought these were gone for good, until she saw […]

Stalking and Being Stalked

November 10, 2014

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  It’s taken awhile for Life in the Boomer Lane to notice that she is being stalked by products she has searched for online.  There are, apparently, companies, most likely founded and run by recently toilet-trained tots, whose job is to imprint whatever LBL searches for and to then cause those items to appear on […]

The Five Big Questions That Still Stump Science

February 12, 2014

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The Washington Post, in an article yesterday titled “Five Big Questions Still Stump Science,” gets Life in the Boomer Lane’s undivided attention from the get-go, by asking: “Are we nearing the end of science?” LBL has been patiently waiting for the demise of science ever since she realized that science was something that was made […]

The Case Against Science

July 31, 2013

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Kentucky, home of The Creation Museum, has now become a hotbed of controversy over the issue of teaching science to children. While some people (and you know who you are) may still believe that the world is flat and bloodletting the preferred way to cure what ails you, the US government is attempting to get […]