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The Narrative Arc

January 10, 2011


I recently found one of my high school best friends, H., on Facebook.  H and I were fiercely connected–I was her labor coach when she had her first baby at 19–but we lost touch after I returned to DC for good.  (The first picture of H’s I saw on Facebook was of that now-16-year-old baby […]


October 20, 2010


And then we came to the end. Lieu broke up with me last night.  I know, the most stunning thing about that statement is that he still had the option, that I let him be the one to make the call after his less than stellar behavior of late.  But I did; I am either a complete […]

The Great Dating Experiment, One Year In

October 12, 2010


I wasn’t blogging when the Great Dating Experiment began, but as near as I can figure this is the one year anniversary of my first date.  Which was a disaster. Since then, I have been on 22 first dates.  Of those, 12 have at least made noise about a second date, and I’ve seen 8 […]

Wedding Weekend 4: Tick-Tock Edition

September 28, 2010


I spent the weekend in the Pennsylvania countryside, toasting the wedding of a boy whose diapers I clearly remember changing. It was a family wedding, replete with in-laws and outlaws and people barely speaking to each other and new significant others who must be incorporated.   For all that, it was lovely, probably the nicest […]

I Walk the Line

September 23, 2010


My overwhelming thought when I saw Walk the Line, the story of Johnny Cash’s career, his self-destructive lifestyle, and how the love of a good woman saved him, was Women like me do not need to see stories like this. We already can–and have–and do– waste good years of our lives convinced that the sunshine […]

The Shouldn’ts, the Impossibles, the Won’ts

August 16, 2010


It began with a corny joke I couldn’t resist sending on Friday afternoon. Well, it began in December, with a smart and funny reply to an ad I posted on Craigslist. Or maybe it began when he took my hand on our first date and electricity shot up my arm. But the most recent time […]

Dating Update: The Common Denominator

August 5, 2010


Right now the sky is dark and ominous, the air heavy and torpid, and if this were a novel I’d be using that as a device to let you know what my mood is like, but this is just another inane blog so I’ll be blunt: This is not a happy post.  I am not […]