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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 […]

Triby

January 15, 2016

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Last month, Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandchildren gathered up all the toys they were given over the holiday and went home.  LBL spent days cleaning up, putting things away, and stepping on tiny Lego pieces with her bare feet.  After everyone was gone, the house cleaned up, and her feet bandaged, she rewarded herself […]

The Hospital, the ER, the ER, and the Hospital

December 9, 2015

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Imagine a scenario in which you enter the hospital for routine, outpatient hernia surgery.  You know you are brewing a cold (or worse), but you don’t want to have to reschedule the surgery, so you don’t tell your doctor you are getting sick.  Your surgery is performed, and you go home. Two days later, you […]

The Hearing Aid of the Future, Right on Your Cell Phone or Watch

July 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane now has two friends who must wear hearing aids. She suspects more will follow. About 20% of U.S. adults (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, 1 out of 3 people has hearing loss. Today, the average person with hearing loss takes seven years from the moment they recognize […]

Senior Dating: Love on the Go

March 16, 2015

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  Life in the Boomer Lane will be writing a series of senior dating articles for seniormatch.com. She will share each of those here first, before the folks at seniormatch publish them. Lucky you. Here goes: People are fond of telling their single friends who complain about their difficulty in meeting people, “You can meet […]

Plug-in Sex

February 15, 2015

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Sex in the far recesses of human history was generally accomplished without the aid of toys or even without the knowledge that what one was engaged in had a name. Gradually, sex became much more sophisticated, and ultimately, knowledge about sex was available to the masses, who then wondered why everyone else was having a […]