Why Not to Discuss Politics and Religion

Steve was a grad student at UCLA while he worked for Chrysler. His roommates fixed him up on a date with a Persian beauty named Mahvash. It was love at first sight. Mahvash had long dark hair and wore a gorgeous gown that really turned him on. They went to dinner and afterward, Steve invited… Continue reading Why Not to Discuss Politics and Religion

Narcissists Need Not Apply

Leslie married a man who turned out to be a narcissist. She had a baby with him before she figured it out. Leslie divorced that guy and a few years later fell in love with a man she had worked with for almost a decade. He was charming, fun, and flirty. That all ended the… Continue reading Narcissists Need Not Apply

Best Boy Band Ever

Carol grew up in in Pueblo, Colorado. They called it the little Pittsburgh of the West. Her dad was a steelworker. Her mom was a lab tech phlebotomist at the hospital. Whenever one of the kids got sick, her mom would bring home a hypodermic needle in her purse to draw some blood. “To see… Continue reading Best Boy Band Ever

Hamburgers for Breakfast

Kelly and her husband went back to her home state of Maine for Christmas, but their trip was cut short when his mother went missing. They left their brown Chevy van in Maine and took the first flight home to help find her. It turned out she had gone down a ravine in a car… Continue reading Hamburgers for Breakfast

Worst Fake Friend Ever

When I moved to suburbia, I joined the Danville-Alamo Newcomer’s club and then joined the babysitting co-op within the club. We were all new mothers with one or two children, and the thirty of us traded babysitting with coupons while our little families grew older and bigger. My two-year-old daughter bonded with another two-year-old girl… Continue reading Worst Fake Friend Ever

100th Best, Worst, Last, First

My one hundredth blog post is today. The blog is called First Date, Worst Date Ever, but it has morphed into something else. I now tell many types of stories, including how people started their 50 year marriages, along with the bad first-date stories of so many others who weren’t so lucky. Sometimes the worst… Continue reading 100th Best, Worst, Last, First

Will You Marry Me?

Holidays can be depressing. When you first wake up and think, Today is Black Friday, but I don’t have anything planned, and I can’t go anywhere, it’s a downer. When you’re a care giver, everything revolves around that. You can’t run to exercise class today, because it’s been cancelled. You can’t go hiking today, even… Continue reading Will You Marry Me?