It was 3 a.m. I sat up in bed, momentarily disoriented. A man and a woman were shouting. The shouting was coming from the apartment of a young single woman who had recently moved into the unit above mine.
Climate is a character in this week’s poem, “The Chill of Grace,” by Cathryn Shea. By way of a literary device known as personification, it attributes human qualities to nature, making the wind, for example, into something capable of feeling emotion.
We were woken by drumbeats and the Mullah calling all to rise before dawn to eat. We were given a simple breakfast of bread, white cheese, olives, tomatoes, boiled eggs and of course black tea. What a splendid and healthy way to begin the day!
The pages take us on a chronological journey through Vreeland's career from 1936 to 1962. We see her brilliance, her comprehension of the culture of the pre- and post-war years and the radical societal changes culminating in the Pop 60s.
While most would agree that sexuality is a key aspect of marital happiness, including sexual attraction, satisfaction, compatibility, and fidelity, a great many couples go through changes in one or more of these areas during the course of a long marriage.
If you are considering a trip to see Disney’s new live action 'Beauty and the Beast,' I have two suggestions. One, see it in IMAX if you can. From the “poor provincial town” to the dazzling ballroom, the movie is a larger-than-life feast for the eyes.
It is imperative that women do not stop cervical cancer screening with Paps and HPV testing when they reach their 40s. When older women get HPV they have an increased risk of developing a persistent infection.
It is taking a long time for us to have a healthy number of women in positions of power. But it’s hard not to wonder what thorny problems could be worked out if more women were running Wall Street and Washington.