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Rolling the Dice

The next morning Joe called. It’s always around 7 a.m.—7 a.m. my clock time. He is in New York City. I am trying to get ready for work and I have repeatedly told him that I can’t talk until after 8 a.m. I think he believes he will win some sort of “Joe” challenge if…

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Has Joe Lost His Mind?

Joe and I finally talk. “She’s all surface,” Joe says in a low voice. “You’re kidding…what happened?” I ask. I can feel his hurt. He continued, “We woke up Monday morning and she turned to me and said, ‘I look for three things in a man and you have two– you are handsome and smart.…

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Serendipity?…the Fluky Chance

Serendipity: A fortunate happenstance, luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Connecting events creatively based on the perception of a significant link. As the definition states, it seems to happen when you are not searching for it. Example, you go to a shop to pick up…

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Brother McKenna!

Those two words I use to express deep exasperation. I think I made it up when my daughter was young and I didn’t want her baby ears to hear adult words of frustration. Anyway, I have used this phrase frequently in the past few days when chatting with one of my good-guy friends, who is…

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The World of “Next”

I have far too much material on the subject of dating–7 enlightening years. I will spare you all a gigantuous, blobby–blog, and instead, just know, there will be more to come. I diversified my dating pool–drawing from Match, E Harmony, Tinder, various match makers, and even speed dating to make my book factual. I dipped…

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HaRpeR

HaRpeR––my rescue DoG–—We adopted him 10 years ago when everything began to unravel. I rescued this furry guy––but he has been my rock the past 8 years–—always there–—always loving me––always wagging that tail—–especially if a treat or walk was involved. He has heard all my crap over and over and his love has never wavered.…

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The Heart Symbol

When I had first gone through my divorce, I so needed to feel that someone had my back.—-  I didn’t know anyone who had yet experienced divorce, or at least any of my close friends—-so I was the first, very green. The emotional roller coaster and figuring out so many parts of my new life;…

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