IMAGINE A WORLD IN WHICH NEWS CORP. CAN MAKE UP A SENSATIONAL SCANDAL AND NO ONE LISTENS. — LOVE, HELEN Continue reading The Right Fantasy Can be a Satisfying Escape
ALTHOUGH I’M UNHAPPY THAT IT’S HARDER TO FIND EQUIPMENT TO PLAY 1970s MUSIC RECORDINGS, I NEVER DID GRASP THE WOOFER AND TWEETER THING. — LOVE, HELEN Continue reading Obsolescence
Look up the word virgin in the dictionary. You’ll probably find a description of a person — usually a woman — who has not had sexual relations. Be careful not to limit yourself to strict dictionary definitions when viewing, hearing or reading someone’s creative or philosophical effort. If the work is good, nearly everything in it is subject to different interpretations. A few years from now, you may think of a favorite movie, book, etc. differently because you’ve changed. (Editor’s Note: When reading the Voltaire quote below, remember that some foolish people have sex lives. I’ll bet Voltaire knew a few of … Continue reading When (at Least) One Word is Open to Interpretation
After posting this photo on Instagram this earlier this week, I’ve gained a new follower: username macys.giftcard It’s vital to share this information, in case you’re wondering why my ancestors braved the Atlantic Ocean and Ellis Island to offer better lives (albeit with uncertain healthcare) for their descendants. Continue reading Proud to be an American
Earlier this afternoon, while walking home from the gym I had an experience which other women can identify with. It doesn’t happen to me very often anymore because I’m older, but I remember how it used to feel and I still work up as much anger now as I did when I was in my twenties. The only difference now is most of the time I get angry on behalf of the young women who currently get the abuse. I was on Geary Street near Powell on Union Square in San Francisco. A man who was in the mood to … Continue reading A Heartfelt Apology to Anyone I May Have Offended — Not!
“YOU OAF,” SHE SAID. “THE HOOK IS IN THE FRONT.” — OVERHEARD IN EVERY APARTMENT BUILDING Continue reading One More Day in Paradise
FOR EIGHT YEARS, THE UNITED STATES HAD A PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION WITH NO SCANDALS. I GUESS THE TRUMP THING CAN BE INTERPRETED AS A REBOUND EFFECT. — HELEN CHRISTIE Continue reading Eight Years That We Should Remember Fondly
(Note: I am not a mental health professional. The statements in this blog post are based on personal observation and experience.) Most of us — if we are decent in the first place, and we haven’t become jaded — were horrified to hear about Monday night’s attack in Manchester. The target was a concert venue which attracted young pop music fans. This morning I found a friend’s post on Facebook, expressing his personal reaction to the tragedy. I typed a comment suggesting Dante should have created a Circle of Hell for terrorists who target young people. I hope my friend … Continue reading Empathy is Worth the Effort
“NO, I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE SILLY PEOPLE WHO GOES TO EXTREMES TO AVOID SWEARING. ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE CAN GO TO H – E – DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS,” SHE SAID, CURTLY. Continue reading A Cry For Help?
AS EVERY COIN AND POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTOR KNOWS, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SEX. — HELEN CHRISTIE Continue reading Is This What We Call an Open Secret?