I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more

Yes, I'm The Friend Who Pees Her Pants From Laughing So Hard

Within any social group, people generally adopt a persona that defines their niche. In my family, I am known for two things in particular. I am the person who laughs so loudly that I can be singled out in the movie theater, and secondly, I am the person who laughs so hard she cries and pees her pants. This is a role that I willingly accept. ...more

1970: The Year I Didn't Go To Summer Camp

The summer of 1970, when I was 8 years old, was the only summer of my childhood that I didn't go to camp. ...more

Part Two of Adventures in Dog Sitting has been postponed due to life getting in the way

 ADVENTURES IN DOG SITTING PART TWO HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LIFE GETTING IN THE WAYPosted on August...more

Choose Wonderful

Choose Wonderful...more

I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more

Yes, I'm The Friend Who Pees Her Pants From Laughing So Hard

Within any social group, people generally adopt a persona that defines their niche. In my family, I am known for two things in particular. I am the person who laughs so loudly that I can be singled out in the movie theater, and secondly, I am the person who laughs so hard she cries and pees her pants. This is a role that I willingly accept. ...more

Twelve Days of Summer with my Twelve-Year-Old: DAY TWELVE

 On the twelfth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: twelve plushies thrumming——————...more

Just Talk to Me: POF Communications 101

So. Yesterday encompassed a “full range o’ dating” in which I messaged with my new favourite online guy Bourbon St., fancy dinnered it with the American on our second date and then sexed it up with Fable in my newly rommateless apt. All within like a 16 hour window. Honestly, even for me it was a first. And here’s the thing: when I reviewed everyone and everything, the most enjoyable interaction, pound for pound, was with the guy I haven’t met yet. ...more

Menopause Life’s Cycle and Loss

On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona.Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at approximately 2 in the afternoon, just stopped breathing as she sat in her TV chair. She had what one would call a blessed passing. She did not suffer, it was peaceful....more

Starting A Side Hustle at Age 60

  (In full disclosure, I should mention that I graduated high school the same year as Homer and Marge Simpson. Therefore, I’m not officially 60 years old… yet.)...more

Reinvention

As I drove away from my children yesterday, leaving them to begin their new journey as college students, I knew I would cry and be an emotional wreck. That was a given....more

6 Simple Rules For Enjoying A Tokyo Sojourn

My family and I spent the summer in Tokyo, and the experience was a real jim-dandy.  On top of being a kick-ass new cultural experience for the kids, the whole trip was one colossal brain teaser for me [something my semi-atrophied, middle-aged melon could use, albeit in smaller doses.]In hindsight, I could've benefitted from a bit more advanced planning and research.  So here I am, to share some tips about getting the most out of an extended Tokyo stay.DO:...more