THE FEMALE ELDER

THE FEMALE ELDER
THE FEMALE ELDER I AWOKE THIS MORNING REMEMBERING AN ANCIENT MYTH WORTH SHARING. There are many versions of this myth. Below is one I offer for you to think about. It was part of my dream. Recently my dreams have been related to coming to terms with my past as well as with the wonders and gifts that the totality of inner and outer beauty offered by Aging and the wisdom that comes with it. I like calling it (S)aging. The word "cailleach" in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman! "coileach-oidhche" ... Read More

Unasked for Experience To a Community

Unasked for Experience To a Community
From A Voice of Unasked for Experience To a Community Who Wants to Help a Cherished Member Whose Home Has Burned, Salvaging Nothing of Material Value. (Of course, everyone lovingly wants to help NOW! I’ve changed names, places and the organization for purposes of privacy). As someone who unfortunately has had my home burn to the ground losing everything except the clothes on my back and what I considered unimportant as they were items stowed in a separate garage, I can only tell you what ... Read More

Women in America…

Women in America…
It's time to unite! With all the advances we have had in the years I've been on this earth, women's right to have control over their own bodies in the US is one of the few areas that appears to be going backwards. I am saddened and angered by the Tea Party and others attempts to roll back Roe vs Wade and to fight the beneficial work of Planned Parenthood. I want this nonsense to stop. Now! Let's all help Planned Parenthood and our communities keep advancing. Money, vocal energy, letters where they ... Read More

TECHNOLOGY: THE NEW MISS MANNERS

TECHNOLOGY: THE NEW MISS MANNERS
TECHNOLOGY: THE NEW MISS MANNERS There’s a fragment of a poem from CS Lewis that I once knew well that keeps going round and round in my head " When I was a child I did childish things, when I became ... was a child, I spake as a child, understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when ... * etc. I always thought that one of the ideas about “growing-up” was that one changed and took more responsibility for their actions. I was raised to believe so and raised my own children in ... Read More

DUPLICITY IN ACTION

DUPLICITY IN ACTION
DUPLICITY IN ACTION: Virus Scan Dilemma IN HONER OF THE WEB’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY. Re: A great computer virus program that shall remain unnamed caused my reaction below. I rarely get angry, but this experience resulted in a temper tantrum time. So, I am ranting. I still have the "free" version o f my Virus Scan. Yesterday, I tried to reup registration as requested as it was ending on an "almost there" specific date. I tried for 8 days. First tech over a week ago, though he couldn't speak ... Read More

WHAT HOLLYWOOD AND THE OSCARS MADE ME WONDER

WHAT HOLLYWOOD AND THE OSCARS MADE ME WONDER
Aging gracefully is a mumbo jumbo myth. The politically correct, media-friendly phrase that is meant to inspire Baby Boomers to dance fluidly into their twilight years is a detrimental message to send those over the half-century mark and all those who will follow. I was reminded of how angry the phrase made me over half a decade ago when it first became popular. My anger was reactivated as I watched cosmetically perfect specimens follow one another down the red carpet and across the stage. A couple ... Read More

VALENTINE’S DAY 2014

VALENTINE’S DAY 2014
We all want to be loved and to love. Just listen to Country and Western music, which to my way of thinking, always gets right to the heart of the matter. Country and Western is so popular, in part, because all the vagaries and themes of love are simply and directly arrowed into your heart. C&W consistently wails and shoots the message directly to the deepest parts of where you live. I can imagine there's a C&W songwriter watching a screen and when the perfect sentence is written to hit your ... Read More

Dr. Dorree Musings About Valentines Day

Dr. Dorree Musings About Valentines Day
Dr. Dorree Musings About Valentines Day. This newsletter is dedicated to Valentine's, a holiday that makes florists and chocolateers happy and sometimes very few others. In fact, according to some information I found at http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/valentines-day-poems-and-sayings.html: and other sites, and my own professional history helping innumerable individuals survive the day, (We won't talk about my own erratic personal Valentine's history for now). Here's some myth busting information. "Valentine's ... Read More

Pete Seeger: A special Farewell

Pete Seeger: A special Farewell
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The Hudson got Less Polluted. Music Soothes Souls and Integrates Humanity. From Blacklisted Commie to Medal of Freedom Honor Recipient. A Man Who lived His Personal Truth. When Pete died, I could think of few who weren't Northerners and at least in their fifth decade or more would have understood the significance of his passing. He represented an era we all shared. His life helped me to value a country that can vilify and black list a human being for years, only ... Read More

Shhh! Silent Shameful Secrets that Keep You from Having Sex

Shhh! Silent Shameful Secrets that Keep You from Having Sex
Just as with a well used car, as we age, sometimes body parts break down. Two pesky rarely addressed break-down areas are urinary and fecal incontinence. Phew! I can just hear you say. I’m not reading about this.  Truth, it’s silly to keep silent about anything fixable that interferes with life’s enjoyment. And, these issues can almost always be fixed. After carrying and producing a kid or two, women’s insides often droop and alter shape. The uterus can shift, the bladder moves and ... Read More

Aging Gracefully? Not me!

Aging Gracefully is a term that makes me want to puke. (In case you have any doubt, I can be passionate and opinionated). Aging Gracefully has become one of those politically correct terms for how Boomers, Zoomers and even their elders are supposed to fluidly dance into their twilight years. The term has been picked up and embraced by society at large; including most magazines and the web, as they frenetically seek new terms to define our currentliving longer than ever, pioneer population. How ... Read More