Women’s Luncheons in The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

One of the major characters in The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead is a woman.  Her name is Talitha; no last name is ever given.  She is named after much younger woman I met in real life and there is really almost no other resemblance between them beyond that they are both human females.  The real person is a woman I cared for professionally for a few months while she was a teen.  I actually liked her.  Because I did, I went so far as to name a fiction character after her.  The bad news is, the character I named after her is not very nice.

Women’s Lunch Group

My intention was to explain that the fictional character was included in a neighborhood women’s luncheon group.  At the women’s group – somewhat hoity toity of a very middle class crowd, but not the lower middle class if you get my meaning.  They were not trying to be snobs about it, but their main focus was on having a good neighborhood.  Most of the ladies in the group are married women, but Talitha was not.  She had been but did not have custody of either or her two children.  The other women knew it was a sore point with her and so they didn’t talk about it much.

Double Life

Well, truth be told, Talitha has as much of a double life as Tutweiler Buckhead in the novel for similar sorts of reasons – criminal activities.  For Talitha, it comes down to maintaining the lifestyle in which she was raised which turned out to be different to achieve than she had anticipated growing up.  It means a great deal to her that the other women in the neighborhood have no idea of her criminal activities at all but are very aware that her front lawn is well tended, and that she is well groomed and well dressed.  If anything, that is the real message as experienced by this lady who helps a few men solve a serious crime problem in Indianapolis, despite being crooked herself.

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What is the best way to live? 2013

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of Five Big Questions in Life and how to answer them.

This is another of the most famous and important philosophical questions that exists. In fact, some of the different philosophers can be organized according to which of the Big 5 Questions they answer and deal with.

This one involves some of the most intense personal practice that anyone can do. For hands on people who like to take action, dealing with this question is very fulfilling. One looks around and sees that there is more than one way to live. People live differently for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons involve matters we have control over and other factors are beyond our control.

The best way to live is normally influenced by what natural and social forces seem to govern. Our gender, our age and our cultural identity all influence how we view the world, what our needs and expectations are and how we operate. Within the limitations placed upon us by those factors most of us find that we still have room to maneuver – there is some element of choice somewhere in our life.

Both religion and politics are involved here. Some people are born in nations where they have the free choice to move to many other countries of the world. Others are not. For those that do have that freedom, then they may choose to live in part by which type of politics they prefer. They may select a place where they feel they have the best economic chances. They may choose their preferred climate.

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