As I mentioned last week, I'm dating someone. We met online and things have progressed from get-to-know-you texting to meet for a drink to go out for dinner. Here's the thing: dating now (with kids, middle-aged, post divorce, you name it) leads me to feel three different ages at once. I feel 17 with the … Continue reading Ages


It’s blog post night. I typically write blog post drafts during the week and then refine and post on Thursday. This week, I‘m on my third possible post, each on a completely separate topic. It’s that kind of week. I wrote on Monday night about seeing someone. That’s right. I’m dating someone and still getting … Continue reading IRL


After all of these huge life transitions (divorce, moving, job hunting), I finally have time for some fun which includes dating. (If you'd like some context, check out my previous post on starting to date here.) But you don't get to this age without some baggage. Here's mine. Like you, I learned survival skills early. … Continue reading Skills


If this is your first stop by the blog, you may want to read Uncertainty first for context. I saw a counselor in my mid-thirties because I was concerned about my marriage. While he dismissed my concerns, I didn't consider the sessions a total waste because he said this gem: life only gets more complex, … Continue reading Complex


Last night, it was White Claw Wednesday and Barbecue Chicken Nacho Night. Not every Wednesday is WCW but three out of four are BCN Night. Wednesdays are also known as Do What Ever the Hell I Want Night. With the boys back at their dad's, I celebrate my first night alone of the week with … Continue reading Cliche