Being True to Yourself

One day, during the early days of my divorce – when I lost 10 pounds in a week subsisting on wine and carrot sticks – I went to get my brows waxed (and mustache if you must know) and spilled my tale of woe to the woman grooming my facial hair. Aside from my therapist,Read more…

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Chakras and Quinoa and Chants, Oh My!

When I’m not driving long distances or pissing my oldest kid off by writing about him, one of the things I’ve been busy doing lately is contemplating my chakras. Stay with me. Now, the seven chakras are like your energy sources – spinning wheels – that line up along the center of your body, beginningRead more…

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

When I am dead, I would like the following engraved on my headstone: “She got what she wanted.” And while you might think that that is a really awesome thing, getting what one wants, I’ve learned over the last 40-blah-blah years that actually getting what you want is not all it’s cracked up to be. IRead more…

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The Day I Went South

The following is based on actual events.  This. Totally. Fucking. Happened.  Let me begin by issuing a disclaimer: I have never purported here to be particularly smart. And while I often seem to by trying to prove quite the opposite in the stories I share on my blog, hopefully I come off – at theRead more…

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That Time I Thought I’d Been Poisoned

It’s hard to say what it was exactly that landed me in the emergency room Wednesday morning, barely 12 hours after returning home from a five-day trip to Jamaica. All I know is that I went from lying on a soft, sandy Caribbean beach to sitting on a hospital bed in a curtained off areaRead more…

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Here’s the Story

Okay, now I get it. For the longest time, I’ve been trying to figure out where they were, the guys my age. At least the ones who weren’t married and were straight. As many of you may remember, I’ve spent a little time dabbling on Match.com. I say “dabble” because I’ve gone ahead and createdRead more…

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Great Expectations

This is a story about expectations and the benefits of keeping them low. Now, of course, this idea is nothing new. Every year there’s some article written about how Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world and it’s in part because the Danes keep their expectations low. They are just content with theirRead more…

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