I met him on a “highly qualified” blind date. I was 22 years old and had heard his name hundreds of times. He was in town for a speaking engagement, and a mutual friend called me last minute to ask if I would go on the blind date. I nervously said yes. I spent the…Read More
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Back to each other.
I grip the steering wheel of the parked car, working up the nerve to cross the lot and enter the bar. The doors of my jetta hold me in. I can stay here forever, till I choose to spill out and into whatever the night holds. Already, the setting sun floods the scene before me,…Read More
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal….Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket,…Read More
Head and heart.
“Have you tried online dating?”Read More
Dating, Redemption, and Restoration
We sat across the table from each other in a quaint hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant.Read More
I don’t recall any conversations about sex during my formative years.Read More
What if I’m not ready to get married?
Out on the patio with my feet propped up, I can see the tips of my wedding shoes peeking out over my laptop.Read More
Will you marry me?
I knew I was Aaron’s the first time we kissed.Read More
“Dahlias are everything a flower should be,” she said happily as she wrapped the bouquet I had made into butcher paper.Read More
Single in September
September reminds me of “back-to-school,” return of routine, and the re-ordering of life.Read More