Reticula

I'm passionate about so many things it's hard to know where to start. I'm a writer and slave to my muse, Dolores, who only visits me in the middle of the night. To support us, I teach creative writing in a local magnet school for the arts, and take on various freelance writing and editing jobs. Because I'm greedy, I also perform weddings and read tarot cards. I play several instruments, but mainly piano and guitar, and I perform with friends whenever I get the chance. In the past couple of years, I've gotten involved in community theatre and acted in or stage managed several plays. And last summer, I bought a road bike and logged a bunch of miles on bike paths and city streets.

I have two grown children and a brilliant toddling granddaughter who smells like the inside of a fairy's wrist. I homeschooled my kids in the suburbs for 12 years, and was married to an Air Force officer for 30 years. I'm divorced now and live in a 110-year-old house in a diverse city neighborhood.

My goal is to enjoy as many adventures as I can. I write about them on my blog: The Reticulated Writer. (reticulatedwriter.blogspot.com)

Taking It Too Far: Back Off the Girls in Prom Dresses

Last weekend, my best friend and I sat blissfully on a restaurant patio in seventy-degree springtime hoping a waiter or waitress might bring us drinks. While we waited, a group of high school kids dressed for prom started to make their way into the restaurant through the revolving door. One girl got her full princess dress stuck in the door, and my friend and I started talking about how much that must suck, hopefully it didn't leave a mark, how embarrassing, la la la. Then we heard the loud and inebriated ladies to our left commenting on the girls themselves after the kids had barely cleared earshot. ...more
I loved your story about your daughter wanting to talk to the princesses. It made me tear up. I ...more

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I almost didn't push publish tonight, but what the hell. This one is about people who have sex ...more

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Thinking about dating in my 50's is just ridiculous. ...more

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