Category Archives: Friends and Family

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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I Need a Girlfriend

“Isn’t a bit early?”  my sister ventured. “hell no.” We were talking about dating.  But to be honest, notwithstanding what I said to my sister, dating holds little attraction for me.  I wouldn’t mind skipping all of that and getting … Continue reading

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Apportioned Parenting — Can you Dig It?

First couple of weeks of September, first two weeks of school: Breakfast, lunches, dinners and much culinary improvising. Birthday party. Freezing and eight year old’s warts. Bizzarre (honestly, very bizzarre) taxman panic. Cold, cold sore and a migrane. Footwear and … Continue reading

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The Tell – Part 1

Crisis tends to bring out the essentials of what it means to be human and what it means to be the specific human being you are.  The communication of crisis, the urge to share the crisis and the urge to … Continue reading

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