Daily Archives: June 7, 2015

Spinster Book Review

The official definition of a spinster is : an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage.

According the Census from last September, 105 million Americans 18 and older are not married. 53% are female, 47% are male.

In the 1950’s and early 1960’s half of all women were married. The average age of the women who were saying “I do” was 20.

In Kate Bolick’s new book, Spinster: Making A Life Of One’s Own, while writing about her previous romantic relationships, she writes about five noted women writers who chose to be single. The questions she asks about men, marriage, romantic relationships and work are timeless.

The women she writes about include Edna St. Vincent Millay, Neith Boyce, and Edith Wharton.

I enjoyed this book. Ms. Bolick does a nice job of entwining her own personal experience with the women whom she admires and writes about.

I recommend this book.

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Irrelevant

The UN, as far I am concerned is now completely irrelevant.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is considering, based on a report from a “human rights expert” based in Algeria, putting Israel in the same category as ISIS, Boko Haram  & Al Qaeda.

The UN is a joke. It is irrelevant. Whatever noble intentions the founders of the UN had are officially down the toilet.

The last time I checked, Israel is a legitimate democracy. All citizens, regardless of the religious and cultural labels that are used to define who an individual is, have the same rights and responsibilities. No one is forced to choose either conversion or death. No one is being tortured or beheaded because they do not agree with the governing body. Young women are free to choose how to live their lives. Israel respects all cultural and religious sites, ancient temples and buildings are protected, not destroyed.

Many of the young women that were kidnapped by Boko Haram have still not returned home. ISIS  destroys priceless artifacts and buildings that are part of our collective human experience. They behead and torture their victims. Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 and other terrorist attacks around the world.

So tell me, how this comparison truly possible? Well considering the UN, I’m not surprised.

They are becoming irrelevant. They don’t deserve to be housed on American soil and be given tax money from hard working Americans.

Unless they change, they should find another home, preferably one that is foolish enough to house terrorists and despots.

 

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Elders React/Kids React

My latest you tube addiction/time waster is Elders React & Kids React.

It’s interesting to see how the “elders” react to modern technology and culture that us younger people take for granted.

On the flip, I get a serious kick (and feel old) watching kids react to old toys, entertainment and technology that was considered start of the art.

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