Hocking the family jewels

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man begin a wistful sentence with the phrase, "I'd give my left nut for ..."*, I'd have ... well, probably almost a dollar, anyway....more

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


Choose Wonderful

Choose Wonderful...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


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
sharo11 I apologize that I did not see your comment sooner. This truly is a time for reinvention ...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

Adventures in Dog Sitting - Part One

Hey All~Many moons have shone since I last posted. Not that things are not worth writing about but to take the time and to remember all those little shining moments of brilliance that I have on a daily basis just don’t seem as gem worthy by the time my fingers cross the keyboard....more