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Ok, coming out of my spring sabbatical from the singles scene and getting back on the saddle. Are we ready for the ride? Every now and then I receive a real gem of an email on the dating website I subscribe to. Take a looky at the one I received... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Click Me
The reflection in the mirror is mine but I look through it searching for a place that is familiar. Hoping to find just a morsel of a moment from the past that will tether me to this person staring back. The tears come. Warm. Like a stranger in the darkness... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at The Cottage
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May 18, 1938 Peggy and I spent the day at the farm. The men were busy digging ditches for drains and building the fireplace. The day was glorious. We walked across the fields in front of the house and through the woods. The house showed up so prettily from the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at The Cottage
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The first time I stepped into the cottage I was enamored by its cozy simplicity. There were no cupboards in the kitchen that would allow clutter to gather behind closed doors. Instead, plates are stored in an open, wall mounted plate rack and glasses stacked on long shelves. The sofa... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at The Cottage
This week I’ve dreaded a numerical milestone. No, not #40. That’s three years away. I’ve dreaded my 20,000th click. The dating website I belong to tracks the number of viewers who have read your profile. The countdown started on Monday: 19,820 views; Tuesday 19,900, [Mondays and Tuesdays are always the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Click Me
His name was Jake. His profile suggested a creative professional type. To be honest, I’ve forgotten what qualitative characteristics of his profile attracted me – that’s how bad the date was. I do remember this: he was bald headed. See, I have a secret (no longer secret) attraction to bald... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Click Me
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Henry David Thoreau spent two years living on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in the mid 1800's. On its banks he built a small abode that he called home. It is here that he contemplated life as he explored on foot, fished and provided for himself, all of which, captured... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at The Cottage
There is a term where I’m from that captures the essence of what it means to be on the dating circuit: Bird-dogging. It is essentially the process of going out/going on-line and hunting for someone whom you find attractive in one way or another, spot him/her, and then go in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Click Me
Based on a few dozen first dates, I’ve identified the following signs that suggest there probably won’t be a second date: He arrives to the first date drunk; He informs you that he meets with his therapist daily; He wore jeans that were adorned with an intricate appliqué design down... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Click Me
Hey, how did you get here? You’ve landed on the page of a 36-year-old single girl living in New York City. When I flip through my mental rolodex, I realize that most of my girlfriends are married. I’m not complaining – it works for them. Someday, it will work for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Click Me
For nearly two decades, I have lived in New York City. The city is vibrant – alluring even for a veteran. Often I’m asked, “do you like living there?” The only answer that seems to fit is: ‘She [the city] has a way of wrapping her arms around you and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at The Cottage
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Mar 23, 2010