Tag Archives: Relationships

Enjoy Spite

According to dictionary.com, “spiteful implies a mean or malicious desire for (often petty) revenge.” Recently, I had that desire. I’d been working in the garden in the morning, trying to dig up the bastard trumpet vine that would not die. The … Continue reading

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It’s never too late.

The title of this post. How cliché, right? My kitchen is swarming with fruit flies, and so I took my trash to the dumpster, running into a neighbor along the way. I remembered when I saw her that the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Desert Boondoggle–Part Deux

I recently returned from our annual work boondoggle in Tucson. I took my Nikon D3200 for a second go at desert photos. Last year, I’d just gotten the camera and had no idea what I was doing. I felt more … Continue reading

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Girls’ Night “Out There”

I had dinner last night with the girls. Girls, as in two of us who are 50, and a third who will be 50 in May. There was lots of talk of dating mid-life, Match.com fiascos, and recent breakups (one … Continue reading

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26-Minute Memoir

Earlier today I posted about a 26-Minute Memoir writing exercise I recently ran across. I’ve now completed the exercise, and while it didn’t turn out as I envisioned it might, I’m going to post what I produced. Honestly, when I started … Continue reading

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Spinster With Cats

I’m turning 50 and I’ve never been married. I never imagined I’d make it to 50 without marrying. Of course, I felt the same at 30. And then 40. Throughout my 40s, I thought surely I’d meet someone and I’d be married … Continue reading

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Now that the shitty events of 2012 are nearly behind me and I’ve written the obligatory farewell-cruel-year post, I’d like to get back to the topic that propelled me to start this blog: men. I started and stopped several blogs … Continue reading

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I don’t know what normal is.

I wrote a post yesterday about getting back on the dating horse. But I’m not so sure I want to. Life is peaceful now. There is no daily drama. I’m not constantly irritated and frustrated. I’m content. In contrast, a … Continue reading

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Time to get back on the horse.

  Does anyone know this man? He looks like he might be perfect for me.  

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Bypass My Heart

I received a Facebook message from a friend of Mack’s today. Well, she sent it Wednesday, but I don’t get on Facebook much these days. It’s too much of a time suck. I’d rather be reading your blogs. But today the … Continue reading

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