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.

June 2023

The Mature Single, Sushi, and Sexual Objectification

A misguided ad agency recently published a graphic of an attractive young blonde with all her body parts labeled as cuts of meat. The almost naked model was a prime cut. What does this have to do with mature singles and sushi, you may ask? Wait for it. This ad didn’t last long. In addition […]

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RENTING FOR ROMANCE-BOOMERS WITH BENEFITS

It was a rude awakening to realize that my rent is now equivalent to my take-home salary, give or take a few Starbucks lattes. Single, boomer, broke—and working full-time. Welcome to Silicon Valley–an exciting place to live–especially if you’re in your twenties, with impeccable geek/nerd/ and/or MBA credentials, and earning the equivalent of my annual

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BOOMER, SINGLE, BROKE: ME AND BOBBIE MCGEE

They clog my mailbox every day—glossy brochures targeted at my boomer age range and zip code–shimmering with promise. Full-color photos of the luxury voyages I can take with my life partner as we revel in our Golden Years — (take it away, David Bowie)—as we leisurely spread our loot all over the world. Adult learning

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Love and Taxes-Why Being Single Should Be Tax-Deductible

I don’t need Bernie Sanders to tell me that the tax code is unfair. Here’s why being single should be tax-deductible. Benjamin Franklin wrote on November 13, 1789, “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben F. would find that although much has changed if he were to

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SEX, SCIENCE, AND THE MATURE SINGLE: THEY BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

As mature single Boomers, we depend on science. We’re not asking for much—we just want to live at least 100 years—if not forever—in terrific health and vitality with a hot sex life while Fitbit monitors us 24/7. But can research tell us the most efficient and scientifically proven method to attract and keep love? Or

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