June 30, 2015

In the dating world, many people looking for love have conscious or unconscious shopping lists of qualities or characteristics they'd like in their ideal mate. Most people want chemistry, laughter, wealth and to be treated well. Also popular are good looks, snappy dres...

January 14, 2014

When was the last time you saw a group of mid-life women dining out at a restaurant? Maybe they were at the table right next to you, but you never noticed them. If a woman in Los Angeles is single and over 50 the message the city gives her, both personally and professi...

November 1, 2013

After a lifetime filled with depression, disappointment and rejection, at age 54, happiness slammed me like a speeding train. This joyous collision contradicted everything I'd been prepared to expect. Surprisingly, with the onset of menopause, when my eggs dried up --...

October 1, 2013

For most of my dating life, as a childless woman I dated men without children. At one point in my life I swam exclusively in the dating pool of divorced dads (DDs). This made me a Divorced Dad Dater (DDD).

I love DDs because they always make sure you've had enough to...

August 13, 2013

In my 20’s when friends were seeing the world, I thought it was smarter to work and make money, build a career and build savings.  I denied myself adventures because I thought I couldn’t afford to spend the money or the time.  I still postpone things I really want to d...

August 13, 2013

After a year of health crises and legal battles, I took a two-week vacation in China to celebrate my triumphs and victories. I was eager to escape my world and dive into a pool of adventures far from home. As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their culture...

July 26, 2013

I’d sliced and diced my self-esteem by subjecting myself to too many blind dates, about a third of which turned into second dates, and few of which ever led to third dates, much less lasting relationships. None led to sex. This bewildered me. I approached each date wit...

May 22, 2013

Recently I had a speaking engagement where I discussed my challenges as a writer, and the six years of creative ups and downs it took to complete my recently published novel, The Last Place She’d Look.

The audience included a wide range of people, twenty-somethings to...

April 18, 2013

At times in our lives when even the possibility of intimate encounters are few and far between, we spend so much time hoping they will occur, that when they are about to happen, but are less than ideal, our mind and body argue as the moment happens:

I focused on the m...

April 12, 2013

I'm excited to be participating in my first ever Boomer Lit Friday Blog Hop. What is a Blog Hop? Honestly, I didn't know either. Learn more about Blog Hops here. Every Friday, I'll be featuring an excerpt from The Last Place She'd Look, just like this one:

What did me...

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