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Beware The ‘Male Mail’ Point of View? 

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In the 1976 movie, Network, actor Peter Finch,  screams an impassioned “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Ironically that’s the same theme of many e-mails recently filling the Larkin letterbox. A number of single men have written to eloquently state how challenging it is to be a single man in the year 2020.

The consistent message from the Male Mail is: Tell women to lighten up, to be more approachable and encourage men’s attention. 

Men report it is  like a Social Cold War out there with too many cold shoulders and cold stares. The overall request is: to warm up and reciprocate in day-to-day and  the flirting world.

Jimmy in Fremont wrote that men are tired of the chase and the chaste.  

Pablo commented he is a feminist and a confus-ist .He enjoys holding a door open and standing when a lady approaches. He was trained by his parents to be polite. And he is confused when women don’t appreciate that mode of behavior.

Another comment came more as a hypothetical: Alan asked, “What would you do if you saw  three women sitting at a table having tea, and one was very attractive to you. The question being: would you walk away, brush it off, and merely forget about it? Or, would you walk over to the table, politely introduce yourself, apologize for the interruption, and give the attractive woman your card and encourage her to call you? Several men described similar approach or avoidance scenarios and asked what the proper tact would be.

Ladies, what would you suggest?

The most lucid comment came from Anon. who indicated women should be open and friendly, in general. 

Both men and women need to increase the gracious side of treating and being treated with respect and affection. He suggested, if more men and women responded to subtle, and not so subtle, signaling, then more magic and more romance would happen between us. You’ve got my vote.

Ladies, what would you suggest? 


Buckle up, it is going to be a rocky break up

When in doubt…ditch the dude

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Blinded by love?
Valerie  gathered her four best friends for a Martini Party to talk about the status of her one-year relationship with Dennis.
 They hadn’t seen her in weeks and wondered what the heck was going on. She had been hook, line and sinker in love with this cowboy- and they wondered how long it would last.
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With his encouragement (read: to make him happy) she lost weight, changed her classic Nordstrom’s wardrobe to more risqué attire- involving boots, shorter skirts and tops that were very Va Va Voom.
She changed her hair color- he liked brunettes. He also liked a mane of massive curls- she got a permanent. She thought she looked like Little Orphan Annie- he said she looked, “hot”
She even shocked herself when she took a Pole Dancing class in the City. She gave up her tickets to the opera and the symphony…

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Dating 101:Rock star, rocket scientist or regular guy?


Come fly with me! What are you looking for?

Hello, Beginner Daters, Here is a hot tip: slow down, babycakes.

Yes, you are excited. Dating again! Visions of romance and candlelight and holding hands and…are dancing in your head.


Perhaps your sky high expectations are all Dusty Springfield: 
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’ Wishin’ and hopin’ this is “the one.”


Remember, the first few dates are not a job interview. Meeting for the first time is supposed to be fun, interesting, and a potential opportunity to click with a kindred spirit. Play nice. No guessing games. No games, period.
Take your time: Just because you both signed up for the same dating site doesn’t mean – at first blush – you have to divulge your income, IQ, blood type, age, weight, or divorce settlement.  Seriously.
Maybe your absolute best, wildest dream date is a movie star… or a millionaire…a rock star…

Psst: Chances are – they are already taken.

Best Dating Advice for Beginners? Slow down, relax and enjoy the ride.

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Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke



Mad Libs

Dr Slice and Dice – Florida’s finest

A real Cut up?!

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Breasts, Buttz, and Nose

My new dentist’s office was located in a towering pink and white skyscraper. White sky scrapers are everywhere. In South Florida- buildings with pink stripes are not unusual. On Dixie Highway, people in the know call the building “Knose, Bressts and Butts.   The Pink Palace is the go-to address  for a plethora of plastic surgeons…who makeup up the majority of tenants.

My appointment with a dental hygienist was slated for 7:30 AM with directions to arrive early for paperwork.

As I pulled into the vast garage- where even the walls were painted pink and white- I saw a parade of sleek, black, limos lined up …out the length of the building.

 There I saw, one by one, women swathed in bandages and headscarves gently assisted into the limos and whisked away.

As a parked my yellow VW bug, I was intrigued by the car choreography.


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At first, he was Mr Right – then not so much

Falling in and out of love, again?

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Julie fell madly in love with John before she even met him.

Her best friend, Cathryn, had been ‘selling’ him to Julie for three months before he even moved to California.

“You are going to love him!” was Julie’s mantra. Next, she would launch into how much John and  Julie had in common. The list was uncanny. They were both Yankees fans, Aires, Skiiers, quasi vegetarian, hiking-biking Mother Nature lovers who loved to cook.

For two years, Julie had dated a passel of people on and was both depressed by dating and at her wits end. This John guy sounded good.

Flash Forward six months: John arrives, moves in a mile away and they meet. Their first date is four hours long and has Hot Romance written all over it. Their second date is twice as long – twice as much fun -and Julie was falling hard and fast.  John is…

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Picmonkey made me do it!

In the eye of the beholder….

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Before she discovered Picmonkey…Alicia was a true blue, bored journalist.

The  Masters Degree in Journalism, the short stint at a famous New York paper and a job at NBC News made her a bona fide reporter.

She was bored to tears and dreading the ever looming closure of her current place of employment. Newspapers and magazines were evaporating off the face of the earth.

So she started getting creative  with photographs. She discovered


big_dress_x1024And she claimed she could not resist on this one:


Or, these two…


All day long, in her condo in Coco Beach, she sits at her computer and creates. She now has a following. She is an Instagram and Snapseed savant

Then she sends them to me.

Tell me what you think.


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Top 6 Reasons to end “The Sessions”

Oh, Jeff! Thou protest too much…

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Yes…PicMonkey Collage-24Jeff Sessions is a  very big problem: 

1. He supported the Texas voter ID law – the strictest voter ID in the country, meant to stop African Americans and Latinos from voting.
2. He reversed the Obama Administration directive to stop using predatory, for-profit private prisons.
3. He reinstated the Failed “War on Drugs” with very harsh mandatory minimum sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses.
4. He rolled back investigations of police departments that commit civil rights violations.
5. He announced a Probe on college admissions programs to twist and distort federal Civil Rights Laws.
6. He promised /THREATENED  to withhold federal funding to cities with immigration policies he doesn’t like.

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