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True Love
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“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” The late, […]

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Supply and Demand
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Dating after the age of 50 has us concerned about our crow’s feet, muffin tops, boob droop or as the late, great Nora Ephron so elegantly fretted, “I feel bad about my neck.” One of my favorite lady peeps, Big T (for BIG personality and opinions), says, “There’s not enough lube at Walmart to make […]

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My Truth
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I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with a new man whose past intersects with mine since we both have roots in the same midwestern city. As our first date was winding down, he asked if I wanted to continue the journey and see a movie. We’d spent four hours getting to know one […]

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Fresh Details
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Where do the years go? My peeps and I share this lament often, making us sound, well, our age I guess. I blinked and it was 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog according to Chinese astrologers. What’s that mean for me, born in the Year of the Snake? According to said astrologers, it will […]

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Out of the blue
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“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.” Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner,” a heartbreakingly beautiful […]

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Collateral Damage
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Collateral damage: Injury inflicted on something other than an intended target; specifically civilian casualties of a military operation. As Hurricane Irma cut her deadly swath across the Caribbean and headed straight for south Florida, I was on high alert like those crazy storm chasers. Since I’m clear across the country, all wrapped up in the […]

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Latitude
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Latitude: scope for freedom of action or thought; synonyms –freedom, scope, leeway, space, breathing space, flexibility, liberty, independence, free rein, license, room to maneuver, elbow room, wiggle room, freedom of action, as in “she gave him a lot of latitude” Out last night to a delicious dinner at a favorite bistro with a delightful lesbian […]

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Uncharted
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“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” Former President Jimmy Carter, our country’s 39th “You get what you settle for.” Thelma and Louise, two of my favorite gals on the big screen. I took a trip last summer to an Idaho resort town where I’d never been before, but a place that […]

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Boundaries
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Before my marriage imploded, I remember sitting in P.’s office with mr. invisible, and P. my therapist asking me, “So what is the line that can’t be crossed?” We had been discussing my husband’s hobby of going places on his computer that should have been off limits in any healthy relationship. On that particular day, […]
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Miss Kitten
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A few months after mr. invisible moved out of our home in the midwest for good, I headed to the desert to try to understand how my neat and tidy life came apart at the seams. The trek west had been a ritual of ours as a couple for many years, and as we’d pack […]
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