Young Love

My ten year old daughter recently let me know that she had her first crush on a boy.  The crush only lasted three days, after which, she returned to being her old “pre-crush” self, which means she continued pretending to be a cat, reading some of her favorite books, and generally acting like boys have cooties again....more

Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin (2012-2014) {Perfume Review & Musings}

 A Romantic, Historicized Project...more

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Love and Loss

For months since my dad died, I have heard the same question over and over again: "Are you really okay?"  Most of the time it is a genuine question, although sometimes it is dutifully asked as a perfunctory exercise of social graces.Either way, my answer is always the same: "I'm really okay."  I always have been, even if I didn't understand why....more

Even flowers sleep until they are awakened....

…..20 years later....more

The seed of a secret......

Sixteen.  I had just turned sixteen the month I “lost” my virginity.  I look back now and cringe at how young I was.  How naïve I was.  What was I thinking?...more

Wuthering Heights Thaws My Ice Heart

Dating: A Contemplation of Self

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I have had lots of horrendous luck in the dating and man attracting arena all of my life.  I am encroaching upon my 30th person in a few short months and I am truly curious about what I am projecting out into the universe to attract such horrible luck.  I had posed this question to my facebook friends and received a lot of wonderful perceptions and insights from others.  I wanted to share some of my thoughts and excerpts of some of those comments.Here is my original question:...more

A Love Story

Alright, since our third wedding anniversary is coming up, I'm going to use you as my guinea pig. I need to practice sharing the condensed "family friendly" version of the story of me and Kyle. [We met in college ok?!]  Lets do this! ...more

I Don't Love My Wife

Carrie Zing thank you so much for reading and for your kind words!more