My hot middle aged woman summer is over for this year, though who knows what surprises climate warming still throws our way. What we can count on is the sun slowly setting on this summer,… More
What I’m About to Tell You Is Classified
Top Gun movie was the only thing going in my pre-teens.Continue reading “What I’m About to Tell You Is Classified”
I Ask No Favor For My Sex
It is about three months ago when a Scottish university added a trigger warning to Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man And the Sea”. Adult readers were warned that the book’s “graphic fishing scenes” can cause emotional distress. I wish it was still about three months ago, and this was the gravity of our primary concerns.Continue reading “I Ask No Favor For My Sex”
Didn’t Even Wear Body Makeup
A lot to unpack from the last 24 hours, but today, let’s linger a little longer on the Met Gala.Continue reading “Didn’t Even Wear Body Makeup”
Looking Like a Reader
A side order of French fries in an Antwerp restaurant was priced at €14 last week. I don’t know how much a pint of milk costs, but I do know that the price of Prada loafers has gone up by over €60 since February. We must brace for dire straits, and it’s time to look for more affordable accessories: I’m happy to report that books have just become very fashionable.Continue reading “Looking Like a Reader”
Spring Is In the Hair!
It’s the season to celebrate the Original Influencer, who famously was betrayed by one of his 12 followers back in the biblical days. It is also spring, the French elections and President Macron channeling Serge Gainsbourg so hard lately, it makes one clutch one’s pearls and brace for a reggae version of the Marseillaise being blasted from Le stereo at his victory ball (for win he must).Continue reading “Spring Is In the Hair!”
Freedom – Was It Good For You?
Someone from Central Europe asked me the other day where I’m from. “So you’re basically Russian” came the response when I explained the geographic location of my origins. It was said in jest, for sure, and I wasn’t the least bit offended, given the context (drinks).Continue reading “Freedom – Was It Good For You?”