Not the Da Vinci Code, please!

Stack of books

English Majors are a lofty lot

…busy with books, book clubs, reading, writing and weighing in on Top Ten Best Books of the Week – the Month – the Year. We are never listless.

On the road again: Suddenly Single

Girls who – shockingly – find themselves “Suddenly Single” after affair de coeurs, romantic interludes, love affairs, Liaisons, flings sign up for online dating. It’s what we do!

The English Major vs Math Major

Every first Saturday of the month, I lead robust Dating 101 Workshop at the Towers from 9:00-12n

The class size is small (6) to allow time for one and all and to encourage rapport and trust.

Each woman fills out a Profile – in advance. The first hour is spent getting everyone up, edited and running with the proper, succinct profile and three flattering photos.

We then sit back and wait for the deluge of “Perfect Matches” supplied by the dating company.

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In the beginning, online dating is like Christmas: exciting – there are surprises and a few lumps of coal are inevitable.

Fact: English majors can be sticklers for grammar (they spot Nigerian and Russian scams the quickest!) …and Math majors – as a rule- are more methodical.

I encourage everyone to find “their voice.” First impressions are forever. In Dating 101, we strive to be authentic, attractive and available. Our patron saint is Mae West.

Girls want to know what men read...It is a foregone conclusion: if a mans writes the last book he read was The Da Vinci Code – he will be deleted and erased prontito by an English Major. However, if said man waxes poetic about kids, grandkids, passions and interests – other than just sports teams – big points are scored.

There you have it!


If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh


Voice Work


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