Any opinions on the new pope?
Goodness Or Detritus
Here comes the new pope, same as the old
Unless this new one favors birth control,
divorce, remarriage, masturbation, premarital sex, women in
the clergy, stem-cell research, marriage for priests, a hard
look at priest sex-abuse and recognition of gay people as
members of his flock, well, what's it all for?
Man-made lists of commandments? Unrealistic.
Yet the lines around Rome last month tell
me that the world needs heroes and saints so badly that it's
willing to compromise reality and common sense to have them.
Instead of moving the flock into the 21st century, these popes
are marching back to the 19th, doling out guilt and hypocrisy
along with communion wafers.
That's not saintly, nor is it heroic. It
merely is what it is. And if the last pope is a saint
then so are most of the rest of us.
Would you be willing to date a woman with a
slightly hairy back? Seriously. I have premature menopause
(that actually increases my sex drive). But one of the manifestations
is a little extra hair growth ... just a little ... okay,
some. So should I just resign myself to no more dating? Or
just always wear a T-shirt during sex (kinda suspicious, doncha
think?). Sooner or later the truth would come out. Yeah, yeah
... wax my back, you say? I tried that, but overheard the
salon employees whispering behind my (hairy) back. I felt
too humiliated to go for more treatments.
Hirsute And Interested Romantically
It doesn't really matter who I or any other
guy (or gal) would be willing to date.
You could find someone who adores
hairy-backed women but your letter still tells me you'll be
self-conscious to the max until you wax, wax, wax.
Ask a trusted friend to help. Do it yourself.
Look into laser hair removal. Check out depilatories. Try
different salons until you find one with discrete employees.
As is the prevailing marketing motto of the
Pacific Northwest: Just do it.