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Falling in Love

New Love

January 3, 2010

On New Year’s Eve, John Bear’s little brother brought his girlfriend along from New York City. The two are absolutely smitten with each other and I couldn’t help but take picture after picture of them. Maybe because they’re so damn cute together or maybe because I could picture them just like this walking down a […]

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My First Time

August 2, 2009

I met the first boy who would break my heart at a party. My legs were crossed and I had a pillow on my lap, my back leaning into the corner of the sofa. Working three jobs over my summer break between my freshman and sophomore years of college I liked this spot in the […]

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Everything you’ll ever need…

June 10, 2009

to know about being a dating single mom. A few days ago, I spent hours sorting through my archives to produce a lovely table of contents to this blog. It’s funny to put your own life into categories, but I think you’ll enjoy them. Like Chapter 11 – “The Ex Files: the Men I’ve Dated […]

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That Couple

June 1, 2009

Larry is in his seventies but his eyes are young. He had a major hand in creating the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, a thriving tourist destination for Athens County and his energy seems to be endless. He’ll never acknowledge his age with words or by his actions and I find this amazing and inspiring. We’ve […]

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Recovering bad boy addict here.

December 3, 2008

“You may feel like something is missing, “ says my therapist in regards to my budding relationship with Mr. Man, who is – by far – the most caring, considerate and empathetic man I’ve ever been with, “This is probably because, in the past, you’ve only been with emotionally unavailable men.” I hadn’t told her […]

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The point of no return.

November 25, 2008

“I’m sorry I was so short with you on Sunday, ” I told Mr. Man. My fears got the best of me last weekend and I felt like a schmuck. “It’s okay. You’re probably stressed. I still can’t believe how much you do – you never stop… ever. I mean, it’s just too much for […]

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Swept.

November 18, 2008

I threw on my gold, slinky dress, slipped on my knee high leather boots and then topped it off with a long black wig which I’d braided earlier. Part of a group Peter Pan costume, I was Tiger Lily. “C’mon! Get yours on,” I shouted to Mr. Man as I started in on my make […]

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Do you still believe in “The One”?

November 18, 2008

I certainly hope not. Not that I don’t believe in love or anything – I’m a huge fan of love. But fantasy ideas of finding “the one” or a “prince charming” can be reckless for your children and your self. Actually, it could save us all a lot of heartache if we entered relationships with […]

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When men fall…

November 12, 2008

The ice, as you know, was melting. One week earlier we’d spent another night together at my mom’s house. Curled up on the couch he wrapped his arms around my body, holding me tightly and stroking my hair away from my face while telling me stories and listening so intently to mine.

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Dude, he’s a natural.

October 27, 2008

We spent the entire weekend out at Grandma’s… I saw my new dude as well. He’s convinced – beyond all reason, perhaps – that we are destined for each other. I try to talk him off of the ledge, telling him it’s impossible for us to know anything yet but he’s not budging. He’s there […]

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