Dorothy Heller

A writer, blogger, mother, medical interpreter, bookaholic, grandmother, shower singer, translator, tea-aholic and an aspiring songwriter. Still writing her novel and wants to write at least one good song.

Day: November 5, 2022

The Single Boomer and the Steel-Clad Significant Other

Are you old enough to remember that old Harley Davidson ad about “four tons of hot steel between your legs?” We may all have fantasies of a steel-clad, sleek chassis—owning one or being in a relationship with someone who does. For a mature single, our most essential significant other may have four wheels and be …

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Diplomatic Negotiations: Negotiating the Coffee Date

It’s where it all begins—the coffee date–a casual, risk-free way to meet your online prospects with minimum investment of time and energy. It’s supposed to be a simple social interaction; at best, the gateway to romance. Of course, it’s a job interview and a business transaction. And the negotiations begin immediately. The first negotiation is …

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Social Networking Solo–Be There Then

Naked bodies soaking in hot tubs under the California sun. Consciousness-raising (with and without hallucinogens), self-awareness at any price-—Esalen in the 1960s. Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy, coined this mantra as the slogan of the self-development and actualization movement of the Sixties: “Be here now.” Or was it Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, and …

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