Houston is typically associated with oil – not art, with commerce – not contemplation. But they came together in the Rothko Chapel. It was oil money that enabled this unique sanctuary for meditation. And a whole set of museums in Houston.Continue Reading →
What does a sense of humor have to do running a homeless shelter? Being a sales manager? A nursing assistant? A ballroom dance instructor? A certified archeologist? Or a mediator? A lot - if you’re Tonya Dalhaus who also parleyed it into a stint as a stand-up comic.Continue Reading →
Remember that quirky cup you drank cocoa from in your childhood? You just might find one like it in a museum. Those doorstops, chairs, vases, teapots, lamps, and bowls sitting casually in your parents’ or grandparents’ homes, those mundane everyday objects, just might be valuable.Continue Reading →
Done anything creative in the kitchen lately? I highly recommend it – intentional or not. My invention last week was accidental, but it was still fun. I wanted to make banana bread but had no loaf pan. So I channeled a fix based on Elaine’s “muffin tops” (famous episode on Seinfield.)Like her, I also like [...]Continue Reading →
The Coen brothers’ latest film “Inside LLewyn Davis” is notable for being dark - in mood and message. It takes place in 1961 and the scenes are dulled out, absent of color. Davis is a lone folk singer trying to make it after the other half of his duo jumps off a bridge. We wonder [...]Continue Reading →
From a blue-collar upbringing in Groton, NY, a small town near Ithaca, to Cornell University majoring in industrial engineering, to “Philly,” to the NYC poetry scene, to three cross-country poetry tours, back to Groton, now in Colorado, Hahne’s journey is not over yet.Continue Reading →
You know those tiny plastic beads in facial cleansers and other skin products? They’re causing water pollution. They pass right through waste water filters and flow into lakes and oceans – and, because they look like fish eggs, they’re mistaken for food by fish and other wildlife.Continue Reading →
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Bella DePaulo's blog for Psychology Today, "the truth about singlism..." News, analysis, facts, and stories about being single in America
Great books on singlehood
"Singlism," by Bella DePaulo, DoubleDoor Books. 2011
"Going Solo," by Eric Klinenberg,The Penguin Press, 2012
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