Category: Dating

Patience, patience.

The Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Well, that’s just great.  But, what if I’m just about done with the ridiculous treadmill of a journey I’ve been on and would like to stop now?  I’m tired.  Where’s the wise philosopher who will tell me exactly how many steps are left before I can finally catch my breath and rest?  Some unknown wiseacre/smart alec/philosopher (it’s often a minor difference, no?) said that […]

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Contest Time! Coffee-mate Free Flavor Friday

It is not a secret that I am a big fan of tea and coffee.  I happen to take mine with creamer, and my favorite happens to be Coffee-mate.  You should know that they do not pay me for my opinion or for sharing this information with anybody (tho’ I not-so-secretly wish they would).  I’m just a fan of their product.  But, I’m an even bigger fan of Free Stuff, and it is one of my great pleasures to share […]

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Stupid Cupid.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and, for some, telling it to not let the door hit it in the rump on the way out is putting it mildly.  Made-up holiday or not, it does for one solitary day bring one’s focus to the subject of L.O.V.E. which I’ve found can be a sticky wicket for… well, everyone.   If you have a sweetheart on February 14th then most people think you’ve got it made.  There are no worries about […]

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A re-salute to that which I resolute. Again.

Another new year on the horizon and again I sit with pencil and paper to sketch out resolutions.  Notice I said pencil, not pen, as I’m not totally committed to this year’s list (which sort of resembles last year’s list) yet. It’s not that I think the resolutions are not worthy of being carried out, it’s just that I’m not sure I have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done.  I’m a bit of a pansy when […]

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Books and their covers. Under the covers.

They say one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the older I get, well that just turns out to be true, over and over again.  Some pulpy paperbacks, no matter how you dress them up and send them to market, are still unsavory.  And some people, no matter how delicious they seem to be at first blush, are tasteless.  You have to spend quality time with a book to really know its contents.  The same is true of […]

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Telenovela Lives.

There are some people who live their lives as though they’re starring in their own telenovela.  For the uninitiated, a telenovela is a tv soap opera usually known for outrageously dramatic storylines and BIG performances (I’d say stage chewing and hammy, but you never know whose auntie might be in one).  The thing is, if you’re going to live your life like that?  It gives me license to watch.  And review. I have a running list of characters I interact […]

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Regrets, I’ve had a few. But not love.

  In my emailbox today I received the gift of these words: “Never regret love. No matter how blind, it improved your world view. No matter how foolish, it made you wiser. And no matter how generous, it made you more.”  It was a rather nice coda to a comment made by my ex-spouse a few days ago, when he said to me: “You made two mistakes in your life, each time you said ‘I do.’”   A very low, […]

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