Date Archives October 2013

Dating. Why bother?

You’ve all heard plenty of my dating observations on the old bloggity over the years. Just wanted to share the view from the other side (of the country and the gender divide). Here’s a piece from a single dad in LA breaking down the dating scene there. [I was struck by how driving/parking plays such a big part in whether or not you get some action at the end of the night. ;-)] As I read it, I giggled at the familiar awkwardness that often accompanies first dates. I translated… Read More

Talking to myself at the end of a long day

And tonight I ask myself this: “Patricia, did we do a good job of modeling patience and understanding for our children tonight?” And I answer: “Uh, no. No we didn’t.” “Can we do better tomorrow?” “I’ll try. But … they’re so whiny. And they argue so much …” “Patricia …” “And they never stop needing stuff. And I have so many other things to do. And there aren’t enough hours in the day …” “Patricia.” “What? You have to admit they were pretty mouthy tonight. I mean, I’m human. I… Read More