Since Mothers Day, I've have many nostalgic chats with friends about moms; recalling my mom's life, my childhood, her later years and passing two decades ago. I was struck by an interesting thought. Her generation lived through "The Great Depression" when young, but also experienced late in life our modern technological boom. While technology changed … Continue reading Faith in Your Kids
For 25 years I did extensive business travel, in the end I was gone 4 days a week, 30 plus weeks a year. We joked that it was the extensive travel that let our marriage last as long as it did. In that time I enjoyed seeing the country, every nook and cranny of little … Continue reading Flirting, is not Cheating
When your mate has PTSD or a history of trauma (or the like) they react to events beyond your control. In the end, I think, you cannot make sense of it. The victim of PTSD or Trauma experiences life events through such filters that skew their reality, but it is still their reality. If you … Continue reading Sinners & Saints: Wasting My Years
Is the third time the charm? Or is EVERY time? It was over a year ago I met my Angel, an apparition on a giant white motorcycle, during a tempestuous downpour, in the outer bank island town of Chincoteague Virginia. I had been there for a day already, stranded by the rain and wind and … Continue reading Lightning in a Bottle
It happened again. I spent all last summer having strangers strike up conversations with me; in parking lots, coffee fixin bars, restaurant lobbies. At first it was unsettling, then something to study, eventually a great source of heartwarming blog posts. Now, I just take it in stride I was putting in my cream & sugar … Continue reading I’m An Inkblot
The universe is smiling on me today. I had been doing crosswords and drinking decaf at steak & shake with my son. As I was donning my helmet to ride home, a beautiful young woman, stranger to me, had followed me out. "Scooterman?" She asked tentatively. She smiled broadly when I nodded and asked "How … Continue reading Old Friends, New Lives
As I continue my search for myself following my separation and divorce, one of the odd things I found that I enjoy is lighting a woman's cigarette. Now mind you, in my entire life I've never smoked, and I'm not particularly fond of a woman that chain smokes. I haven't, for instance, made “must smoke” … Continue reading May I Light Your Cigarette?
Imagine you go to a fine restaurant and order for yourself the tasty salmon platter. After awhile, the waiter returns with the king cut of prime rib; thick, warm, red, juicy, cooked rare to perfection.. You say "I ordered the salmon". He replies, "But our prime rib is delicious today". You say, "But I wanted … Continue reading Heart Sick … or Heart Smart?
I'm a compulsive helper. Across the years I have mentored several young people, in my attempt to "pay it forward" for those several special adult / mentors that took me under their wing when I was a young adult. In the past I've selected my candidates carefully, and applied my skills wisely and generously. This … Continue reading Mentor? or Idiot?
I love you like a brother... You are such a gentleman, you honor your word ... We can be friends first ... oh, wait ... just friends. I shall take the next woman that says this ... and drown her in her Chardonnay. I will lead her in a foxtrot to the top of a … Continue reading The Mayor of The Friend Zone