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.

July 2023

ALTERNATIVE FACTS-A BOOMER MEMOIR

Cast adrift in a Brave New World of fake news and alternative facts? I grew up with them. Long ago on a planet far away (the twentieth century in Philadelphia), I had a friend whose father was a member of the John Birch Society. My father, in contrast, was a dyed-red-in-the-wool leftist. We agreed that […]

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PETE SEEGER, BOOMER ROMANCE, AND THE RED DIAPER BABY

What do a deceased folk music hero and the color of your diapers have to do with Boomer Romance? How do politics and music shape your possibilities for mature love? Pete Seeger –a singer/songwriter/banjo player, long-time folkie, social activist, died on Monday, January 27,2014. “Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an

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Boomer’s Lament: Over Thirty and Broke

“Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty.” If you’re reading L.I.L., you’re old enough to remember this slogan–or young enough to discover this piece of cultural history—attributed to social activist Jerry Rubin, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, or Yippie activist Abbie Hoffman. Or the lesser known civil rights activist, Jack Weinberg of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). Take

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