I’m a veteran at navigating Valentine’s day – I haven’t had a “valentine” in over 15 years. Don’t pity me. Being alone and being lonely, are separate states of mind. I understand that holidays are a time for special recognition. A reminder, in our busy lives to appreciate those relationships that matter most, in whateverContinue reading “SINGLE’S GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY”


This blog post was originally written in 2010 from an old Typepad blog I had. It has since been adapted. If there is one animal that should be on the “extinction list” it is, the gentleman.  I’ve lived in NYC for 16 years now and have been been a girlfriend, a friend with benefits, aContinue reading “PUTTING THE “GENTLE” BACK IN MEN”


I was listening to a Jock Willink podcast. He was interviewing Dakota Meyer, a military vet – marine and and sniper. They were discussing his career in the military, and transition into civilian life, once he retired. Dakota mentioned a conversation with General Mattis, in which the General said, ” Don’t let this experience ofContinue reading “POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH”

The Imperfect “Ten”

My most recent review on TER gave me a double 10.  This was a first and I am flattered. Now here is the irony – I like imperfection.  It creates an opportunity to understand one another better as individuals.   The greatest artists and most successful businessmen will be the first  to tell you  thatContinue reading “The Imperfect “Ten””

Frequent Flying

President’s day/Valentine weekend was a great weekend.  I was traveling a bit but it was worth it as I got into D.C. Sunday afternoon for some dungeon play at the Dark Odyssey conference.  It is always worth it to attend this conference, if only for one night because it brings people from all over theContinue reading “Frequent Flying”