Who Are The Real Experts?

In 1998, the “Yearbook of Experts, Authorities and Spokespersons” listed Dorothy Wilhelm (that would be me) as an expert on Sex after 50 (that would be a surprise.) There it was on page 159 right … [Read more...]

Who Hasn’t Accidentally Stepped On A Frog?

What do you do when you realize at 2:00 in the morning that the small brown spot on the carpet is not a spot of gravy or coffee, but is actually a small, flat frog? After all, who hasn’t inadvertently … [Read more...]

LESSON FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

LESSON FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL By Dorothy Wilhelm Note:  This column first appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune on SEPTEMBER 05, 2015.  School was different then. Cleavages were pretty much … [Read more...]

Did You Hear The Story?

Did you hear the story about the jackass that ran for public office and won? I’m not talking about this year’s selection of candidates. The election I’m talking about took place in the friendly … [Read more...]

Tradition!

by Dorothy Wilhelm   We sat on the cellar door and waited for the root beer to stop exploding, Every year, my mother brewed root beer for Independence Day and every year it … [Read more...]

See-through Situation Not Covered By Self-help Books

By Dorothy Wilhelm NOTE: I HEAR FROM MANY READERS ASKING ME TO RECALL “NORMAL TIMES.” SO LET’S JUST STEP BACK A FEW MONTHS WHEN WE KNEW WHAT “NORMAL” MEANT - FOR A LITTLE SELF … [Read more...]

JUST THE TICKET

Last Sunday morning, I received my very first speeding ticket, after maintaining a spotless driving record for 55 years. I’m really upset. I never had a ticket before. I saw the police car … [Read more...]

THE FACTS OF LIFE

  The Facts of Life by Dorothy Wilhelm The facts of life came in the mail in a plain brown envelope. It was brave of my mother to send for the book it contained, “Where Do Babies Come … [Read more...]

CHAPTER TWO: I’VE GOT PLENTY OF ADVICE AND I AM GOING TO GIVE IT RIGHT NOW!!

JUNE 13, 2020 BY DOROTHY WILHELM It was 66 years ago last June that my husband-to-be sold his 1942 Chevrolet to put an engagement ring on my finger. The ring had what I thought was an incredibly … [Read more...]

Fathers Day 2020

Dorothy Wilhelm | 780 words | June 19, 2020 In those days, the father-to-be sat, penitent, in a littered waiting room, clutching a paper cup of coffee, staring down at a growing circle of spent … [Read more...]