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I created the whole thread of sex over 60 to figure out my life and as life would have it I had to regroup from a death of a loved one.  I don't have that many close relatives left.  A bunch of cousins who I love dearly, but they are very conservative, and I would never share my personal life with them on that level.…


Added by Dalriadane on August 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Female Seduction and Attractiveness: A Retrospective on Valentine's Day

While watching the recent documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Bright Lights," I was struck by what Debbie Reynolds said.  That she was never a sexually motivated person.  She'd overhear Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and Elizabeth Taylor talk about sex…


Added by Dalriadane on February 14, 2017 at 11:48am — 12 Comments

What Happened To Me That Night?

I suppose it's silly, and maybe inspired by the Tappet brothers, but I have a loving relationship with my 2008 Hyundai Elantra whom I named Harvey (after the British…


Added by Dalriadane on October 13, 2016 at 2:51pm — 21 Comments

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

I have had a stressful summer, but it calms my heart to look out and see my little cat boy serene in his little…

Added by Dalriadane on September 28, 2016 at 7:03pm — 10 Comments

Sewing Newboy Caps: An Evolution

For me it all began back in 1973 or so when I got my hands on this Simplicity hat pattern.

See that hat in the upper left-hand corner?  Or the lower right-hand corner.  It's a pattern for a newsboy cap.  I suppose I was…


Added by Dalriadane on August 18, 2016 at 3:41pm — 22 Comments

Magical Thinking or Dispelling the Negatives In Life

                                     Florence Foster Jenkins: The Movie

Here is a woman born in the 19th century with a penchant for having faith in herself.  What could be wrong with that?  Her example serves us women of a certain age deemed too old by societal…


Added by Dalriadane on August 14, 2016 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Nine Years Later: Did I Follow Cary Tennis' Advice?

This questioning my love life and significant other business has been a theme since EVER I guess.  So here's a letter I wrote Cary Tennis over nine years ago.  I should re-read his answer from time to time as it's very good advice overall.  I do suggest to younger people out there to wear sunscreen, though, as now I have weird freckles that pop out in the sunlight.  That's the only thing I'd change about his advice.…


Added by Dalriadane on August 7, 2016 at 8:31am — 8 Comments

Online Dating Or Why I Decided My Time Was Better Spent Watching Nymphomaniac

I think I have mentioned I have been attempting to "date" via the online dating sites at the age of 60 -- OK, I'm 61, now, whatever that has to do with reality.  It's been a more hostile environment than I last remember it.  I believe it has to do with the challenging economy if you aren't of the 1% and your income goes away or restructures. 

There are a lot of scammers on those sites but they have such a weird delivery to…


Added by Dalriadane on July 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

What's Your Favorite Mood Music?

Years ago I asked a co-worker who I was friends with at work what his favorite "Getting in the mood" music was.  He was this buff, tall black man who looked good in his clothes and never wore the same t-shirt twice.  Walter told me, Luther Vandross, and as I pull up some Luther on YouTube and play "Love Won't Let Me Wait," I get to missing Walter because he passed when he was 53, some 11 years ago.  I dedicate this song to you Walter, best special education…


Added by Dalriadane on July 14, 2016 at 11:00am — 30 Comments

A Little Night Music And Why My Opinion of Helen Hunt Changed

I was going to entitle this blog, A Little Bit of Night Music but upon googling it realized I hadn't quite got it right.  As per wikipedia:

A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by…


Added by Dalriadane on July 11, 2016 at 10:52am — 10 Comments

Johnny Depp Should Try Dating A Real Woman Again

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, 52 and 29 in happier times.

I'm not insinuating that Amber Heard isn't a real woman, but she still has a lot of life to learn. …


Added by Dalriadane on July 4, 2016 at 2:26pm — 28 Comments

Love, Lust and Adjusting To Not Being A Young Babe Anymore

Cameron Diaz in a recent interview in a woman's magazine:

Do you believe in "dressing your age"?…


Added by Dalriadane on June 29, 2016 at 6:14pm — 21 Comments

It's A Jungle Out There: Some Older Women Are Still Having Sex

While the 92-year old Holocaust survivor recommending sex, jeeps and laughter for getting older, got some attention, the story seems to get buried on "Google", but I unearthed it again from it's Salon.com site:…


Added by Dalriadane on June 10, 2016 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

Red Lingerie and the Power of a Kiss

Somewhere around the time my father was talking to me about his and my mom's sex life going belly up, she, my Mother, gifted me with a collection of red lingerie.  She  had gone out and bought a bunch of red lingerie for me.  The most…


Added by Dalriadane on June 2, 2016 at 6:37pm — 13 Comments

Love In the Time of Cholesterol

The Latins seem to have a knack for keeping their love lives alive and exciting even in their later years.  I never thought of my parents as particularly passionate but one time my father clued me in on…


Added by Dalriadane on May 18, 2016 at 4:15pm — 7 Comments

My Romantic Life in Poetry With Long Gaps

loses something in the translation.
It's been my fate upon occasion to say,
"I love you, too."
While merely returning the…

Added by Dalriadane on April 8, 2016 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Dating Over 60 Even If You're Sally Field

So I got to see "Hello, My Name is Doris," the new indie film I'd read about in Elle magazine.  It brought Sally Field out of an hiatus it seems, and with it, addressing women of a certain age dating into the forefront.

Here's the trailer for the film:



Added by Dalriadane on March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — 23 Comments

Nothing Prepares You for Getting Old Except Time

Whenever I find something new on my face indicating its going amiss -- a new deep wrinkle in my brow, a bump above my eyelid, the age spots that show up when I look in my rear-view mirror in the wrong light, I subconsciously think of this woman:…


Added by Dalriadane on December 8, 2015 at 5:10pm — 9 Comments

Kiss List

Pinterest is an interesting phenomenon.  And mostly women pin stuff on their Pinterest boards.  Not too many men are on that site.   So the fact that I ran across an old blog I'd written about my "Kiss List" of musicians I'd kissed and posted on myspace back in 2008 and had recently kissed a new musician who I could  add to my Kiss List, it was just a matter of time before I created a Pinterest Board for the list so all those handsome, talented guys would be…


Added by Dalriadane on June 26, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Helpful Hints for the Middle-Aged Woman

If you are a woman in this country, and turned 50, even if you are a ‘young’ 50 you are eventually going to have some negativity directed your way.  It can be something subtle like a neighbor excitedly telling you Tuesday is senior discount day at Kohl’s (Hey, lady, I’m not 62 yet!) or a completely rude insinuation that you aren’t a young thing anymore.  Like the time I went out to lunch with my somewhat younger boyfriend (11.5 years) and as we were waiting to be seated, the hostess asked me…


Added by Dalriadane on November 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments


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