Posts by Beth ODonnell

Beth O'Donnell is a self-employed telecommunications consultant, though she claims expertise in solo adventures, broken hearts, and Boxer dogs. She blogs at Single and the Sweet Side of 40 where she often quotes Mae West: “I am single because I was born that way.” Beth resides in her native Philadelphia, a happy sister, aunt, friend, daughter and unhappy sports fan.

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We Are All People Who Need People

“But first be a person who needs people. People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” ~Bob Merrill, lyricist, Barbra Streisand, artist

Act 1: Babs and Me

Barbra Streisand and I could be twins.

For starters, we were born on the same day.

Sure, she got here a couple of decades earlier, but except the part where she’s a rich, famous, writer-director-actress married to James Brolin, and oh, that singing thing, we could have been separated at birth.

We both have blue eyes and chemically enhanced blonde hair. We speak the same language; in Brooklyn or Philly, …