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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 […]

Ordering A Meal in A Brave New World

January 20, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel experiences have involved being felled by belt buckles, vending machines and assorted TSA agents. On this most recent trip, to Florida, the culprit was an airport restaurant. At first, LBL was delighted. The section of National Airport in DC that serves Southwest Airlines is actually the original airport. It’s […]

Alexa is Listening

January 8, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in a desperate attempt to be allowed entry into Twenty-First Century Life, requested Amazon Echo (Alexa) for Hanukkah. Precious Only Daughter provided.  LBL looked forward to using Alexa for three reasons: to assist in cooking, to provide weather forecasts, and to play music.  Prince Charming,  LBL’s son-in-law, installed her.  LBL […]

My iPhone is Bigger Than Your iPhone

May 30, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a long history of technology failure.  Most of these experiences can best be summed up by Now Husband as: What you are telling me isn’t possible. You must have pressed the wrong button. It works perfectly when I do it. Response #1 has also been vocalized by numerous online […]

5 Facts About Online Dating

March 13, 2017

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Pew is at it again.  They have taken a break from all of their published research on the fallout of our presidential election and on current political trends, in order to focus on what really matters to people: online dating. This will have two benefits: First, it will, unlike politics, bring people together. Second, it […]

Top Six Apps for Boomers

May 27, 2016

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    Life in the Boomer Lane spends a lot of time reading about apps that boomers need. While she agrees that some of these might be quite useful in certain circumstances, she has yet to find apps that she would consider indispensible. She is forced, therefore, to create her own and present them to […]

What the World Will Look Like Without Drivers

January 19, 2016

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If the above title conjures up post-apocalyptic visions of empty roadways littered with old fast food wrappers, or, if the idea of driverless cars careening all over the road is enough to have you imagine the mayhem of a Road Runner cartoon, take heart. We are not talking about either the end of the human […]