If I Were Caught

Procrastination gets the best of me, especially when there is always something else to do. My deadline is a week away but at the moment all I care about is grabbing a cold beer and watching the game. I was at my neighborhood bar, walking distance, just a few blocks, no reason to drive—I knew … Read more

Ordinary Moments

Why can’t an ordinary moment be as special as an extraordinary moment? There’s so much to find joy in and appreciate in every day. Why wait for a special occasion or event? Take time to see the beauty that surrounds you. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until everything is going well before you can … Read more

Look Out The Window

We’ve all heard the expressions “stop and smell the roses” and “life is too short.” They both refer to living your life with a deeper appreciation of people and the world around you. They’re reminders to slow down, to notice the little things, to not take things for granted, and to be present. When I … Read more

The Blended And Extended Family

The blended and extended family seems to be the norm today. When I grew up, it was something people barely spoke about. For me, this was all I knew. I even remember feeling the tiniest bit lucky to have more than one dad. How many pre-school kids were seasoned travelers and honorary flight attendants? My … Read more

What Older Men Want In A Woman

At the age of 55 and after a 27-year marriage, a 4-year relationship with a woman after my divorce and a whole lot of research and thought, I think I might have this whole relationship thing figured out. That is a “relationship” with another woman. Actually, I’m about 90 percent sure what I’m looking for … Read more

I Am

I Am You are pretty he said .. (I like you) She looked up in surprise I am not pretty I am beautiful She replied What’s the difference? He asked out loud (all I know is I want you) Pretty is what you can see Beautiful is everything I am Don’t be too distracted by … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more

Let’s Have A Conversation (“our site is your site”)

Lisa and I have been trying to come up with ways to get you, our reader, more involved in our site. We thought having a conversation with you would be an excellent way to get the ball rolling. First, let’s come up with a topic (we’re open to most subjects). We can talk about relationships, … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

As the holiday season sets in we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the good things in our lives. Think about the lessons we have learned and how we can spread happiness around at a time when there seems to be a lot of negative energy, to look at what is … Read more

Women Friends

I’m writing this post because I recently went through something where I needed support and I needed someone to talk to. My women friends were there and are still there to give me support….a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and offering advice that I need to hear. It’s wonderful to know that no … Read more