Monthly Archives: July 2015

Darkness Simmers Beneath My Surface

I scrubbed each kitchen tile with vinegar, doused stainless steel appliances with cleaner to remove all streaks, lemon-oiled the two halves of the dining room table and pushed them back together, dusted shelves until the micro-fiber cloth changed colors, gathered up garbage from all four … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Dating Online (8)

Dates have come and gone bye-bye. Let me see. One friend didn’t appreciate my letting him pay for our first several dates, whereas I thought I was allowing him to exercise his male prerogative; then there was the guy who phoned … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (7)

Help! Profile pictures confuse me. Many men  are wearing sunglasses, often standing in front of a car next to a large dog. Let’s think about this for a moment. Here is the first picture a potential dating friend sees. But what opens on the computer … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (6)

“Didn’t I tell you that I had a thing for serial killers?” I wrote to a fellow traveler after he suggested that we meet to make sure that neither of us were serial killers. It sounded like a unique opening line. We … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (5)

A broken heart is an open heart, at least that’s what I hear. So here’s to all us online daters because after being disappointed and defeated, it takes courage to return to the playing field, and to announce to everyone … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (4)

Skate boarding through the chatrooms of lonely algorithms, I meet a contractor who wants to know my idea of a life-partner I text him caring, intelligent, sexy, etc. and he says wow that’s just what he’s looking for and do … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (3)

One day at a time. Right? As I waited in line to cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge from Oakland, the agent waved me past the tollbooth. “Keep going. She’s already paid for you,” and pointed to an older BMW … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (2)

Without so much as a flirt, I already I had a mark against me. I’d been rejected by the online photo police for posting a picture that was too revealing. I put the kabosh on my continued investigation of dating … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating! (1)

The going wisdom in the world of online dating is “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince (or princess).” But I had to overcome my aversion to green, rubbery lips before I could immerse … Continue reading

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Different Species

Outside the deck two birds wade in birdseed, one small, a dark-eyed junco, the other, twice her size, a brown- headed cowbird a step away from my geranium, quaking its feathers, parrying its beak into a hissing V and insists feed me … Continue reading

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