Posts tagged as:


A Man Moratorium

January 13, 2011

Something odd is happening. This break up is like none I have ever experienced before. I am sad. Sure. But I’m not broken. In the past I felt ripped apart, wide open and I wanted to fill it–as quickly as possible–with someone or something else. But not this time. And here’s the really weird part, […]

65 comments Read the full article →

No book, wedding plans and co-habitiation.

November 8, 2010

There will be no book after all. I pulled the plug on the book project after feeling as if I was being pushed down a path that wasn’t right for the book. Most of the details I’ll spare you from – but, I have learned a few very valuable lessons. The first is that I […]

15 comments Read the full article →


July 8, 2010

A few months ago, at a dinner I couldn’t believe I had been invited to, my friend Leigh told me about the sequel to Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. “I admit, it’s even got me thinking,” she said, raising one of her delicate eyebrows and trying […]

64 comments Read the full article →

Tisk. Tisk.

May 24, 2010

While he was in the midst of folding towels tonight I remembered the first time John had attempted to help me with laundry. He had offered and I had agreed – reluctantly. And then, in my true defensive and self-protective fashion, I snapped something at him like, “you’re not folding them tight enough. Just let […]

106 comments Read the full article →

At the start

April 13, 2010

I have been so wrapped up in my own happiness lately – with my work, with John, with Benjamin (and not necessarily in that order, fluctuates with the day or more often, the time of day) – that I have lost sight of why I started this blog in the first place. A few weeks […]

20 comments Read the full article →

Butterflies vs. Lead Weights

February 21, 2010

When I met John Bear I didn’t have non-stop butterflies jumping around in my stomach. I didn’t ache or pine for him. I didn’t daydream about him, waiting for him to call. Instead, I felt like a level-headed woman, slowly falling for someone who swept me away with his generosity, kind spirit, sweet surprises and […]

28 comments Read the full article →

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 […]

15 comments Read the full article →


December 28, 2009

We’ve been down to Athens. Up to Cleveland. Back to Columbus. And now Benjamin and I are prepping to take off for Chicago. Then after Chicago it’s back to Cleveland for a wedding on New Year’s Eve. I should be doing something cool like leaving a bread crumb trail across Ohio and the Midwest, but […]

19 comments Read the full article →


November 2, 2009

My little sister wrote this unbelievable story. The main character, a young woman who has been mauled by a crazed dog feels as if the ugliness inside of her is now on the outside for everyone (namely the men she dates) to see. The short story is actually published, for real, in a for real […]

14 comments Read the full article →

Man things (and a video)

September 30, 2009

When I first started dating John Bear his dog drove me crazy. Every time I would come over Murphy would jump on me, scratching my bare legs with his thick doggy claws and if he wasn’t jumping he was panting and staring at me, all the while emitting a subtle doggy smell. When I put […]

11 comments Read the full article →