Mr. Know-It-All

Writing about this date makes me cringe a little, but I swear I did this for the purpose of research. Part of my 52 First Dates Project was to search for a decent guy, but the other part was a social experiment. I got my undergrad degree in anthropology, so I’ve always been fascinated by […]

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Illuminated

Marriage is presented as the pot of gold over the rainbow, the golden egg, a magical wish granted by a fairy godmother. And, in the beginning, it often is a blissful bonding of two souls who have decided to spend their lives together. Newlyweds are so caught up in romance that they often overlook fatal […]

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Know Yourself Fiercely

(Photo Source: For the Love of Frida 2017 Calendar, artist Aunia Kahn) Soon after my divorce, I was fortunate to be able to visit an exhibit about Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who empowered herself through art and who continues to inspire women today. As I started the 52 First Dates Project, I wanted to […]

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Broken Birds

Years ago, I was outside pulling some weeds in my courtyard when I heard the faint chirping of a bird. My property is surrounded by lush trees, and it’s not unusual to hear a symphony of whippoorwills, bobwhites, and mockingbirds . As I edged closer to my sliding glass door, the chirp got louder. And […]

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Right Guy, Maybe. Bad Timing, Definitely.

According to the algorithms on OK Cupid, Tim and I were a perfect match, 91% to be exact. He sent me a witty message which sparked my interest, so we started texting. Very early on, I was concerned because he told me he was unemployed. That was a huge red flag for me since my […]

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A Vintage Soul

Sifting through dating websites, disenchanted by the generic wet rags on boats and golf courses, I lifelessly, monotonously swiped left until I finally spotted an interesting profile of a man named Sean. Unlike the other men showing off their muscles and their fresh catch of the day, Sean had not even one regular profile picture […]

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No Day But Today

  The time following a divorce can be painful, but it’s ultimately a time to rediscover who you are and enjoy life again. In the time surrounding my divorce, I not only lost my marriage, but I lost two cousins in the span of one month, one to breast cancer, one to a drug overdose.  […]

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