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When Manners Trump Murder

January 20, 2016

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  It’s a common story: Friends gather for dinner, one friend kills another, and the result is that the hostess is never thanked for all the work she spent preparing and serving the meal. Not so in this case, according to yesterday’s Washington Post, reporting on a murder that took place on December 20, at […]

One Day University: 800 Students. 70-Minute Classes. 4 Topics. 1 Amazing Experience.

November 16, 2015

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Imagine a university in which classes are taught by some of the most popular and accomplished instructors from some of the most prestigous universities around the country. Imagine that, in one day, one can take advantage of subject matter covering art, law, behavioral science, and politics. Now imagine that there are no exams, no homework, […]

Should Men Even Exist?

August 14, 2015

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The following was inspired by a recent article in the Washington Post, sent to Life in the Boomer Lane by an alert reader. The fact that LBL is writing about this is in no way indicative of her disrespect for men. Nor is it her intention to be the female version of Donald Trump.  She […]

Caution: Downgrade Ahead

August 16, 2011

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The Washington Post is calling attention to a number of significant items in our society that aren’t as popular as they used to be.  They refer to these as “downgrades.”  Victims of the downgrade include the Honda Civic and Gordon Ramsey’s New York restaurant “Maze.”  Institutions of higher learning have slipped, as well: Bowdoin College […]

The Aliens Have Landed and They Are Us

July 13, 2011

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The Washington Post, in an article titled “Aging America,” about what cities are doing to accommodate older citizens, has called attention to an alarming observation: “People are getting old fast.”  This can’t be good news for Boomers, who had believed that the aging process, as frustrating as it might have been, at least followed a […]