Category Archives: Emotional Divorce

The Nobel Prize of Vanity — Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters (3 of 3)

That’s not to say, I wouldn’t love to meet the women those girls, who wrote those love letters, have become. If indeed they are still with us.  I’m coming up to my middle forties.  That some of these people might … Continue reading

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Why a Tweet is Not a Love Letter (Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters Part II)

Woe, oh young generation! Where are your love letters in the age of pocket tweeps and tablet bluzzes! I don’t doubt that there is as much ardour today as ever — thumbed and zapped, snapped and swiped.  And all of it preserved … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters (Part One)

Don’t throw out your love letters. Don’t burn them, don’t bury them, no matter the heartache and heartbreak and anger and lingering enmity.  And for the love of God, don’t return them! Hide them from your present self in the … Continue reading

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We (Wii?) Made It

Barry Manilow references aside, and all my screaming spider senses that say don’t pat yourself on the back, don’t say anything, you’ll jinx it (hopefully cancelled out by by me saying to the kids as they marched off to their … Continue reading

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Oh God, Please, Just Shut-Up: On Speech as Loaded As a Sniper’s Rifle

For me, the most dreaded phrase in the English language: “We really need to talk.” No, I’m sorry to say, we really need to talk less. Almost a year after ending a marriage and I’m wondering what I will have … Continue reading

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Whiskey Sours Are Really Good. Just Try One. Believe me.

It’s the evening.  I have just seen a close friend of mine that my wife knew very well too.  She asked me how he is, I replied, “Fine.” “That’s what you say about everybody.  Your parents are ‘fine.’  John Boy is … Continue reading

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Herb, Les, Opus and Me

I work in an industry that is dominated by women and I’m in sales and marketing.  As a consequence, I interact with women on a professional basis all the time. Last week was not atypical, when I was running an … Continue reading

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