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Fear of traveling solo: 9 things I learned in Bangkok

January 8, 2017

On Jan. 1, my daughter Gabi and I flew to Bangkok. This was after 18 days of traveling together in Asia. She was heading home. Meanwhile, I planned to stay […]

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Is celibacy the answer?

October 23, 2016

Note to readers: Last week I wrote a letter to my inner child. This week, she writes back and recommends celibacy. Hmmm.   Dear Betty, Thank you for the letter […]

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The challenges of empty nesting & more

August 21, 2016

Here we go again. Another cycle of reinvention. All my loved ones have flown the nest. Boo-hoo. Poor me. Even though I learned to be alone after my 2001 divorce, […]

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Writing about dogs: RIP to the king of canines

May 28, 2016

One glance at his Match.com photo and I knew. He was big and strong, with a magnificent head of hair. Roscoe also proved to be a total gentleman: attentive, kind […]

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36 questions to find love (even for singles)

February 14, 2016

I’m usually a grouch about V-Day because the commercialism gets on my nerves. But a kinder, gentler me found a free and lovely way to share a wonderful hug with […]

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#Ferguson. Hear the black man’s cry. Our cry.

August 18, 2014

If we’re going to talk about the national outrage called Ferguson, we must include certain key facts — information that isn’t getting enough play in the news media. The race-and-politics […]

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Summer and…romance!

June 3, 2014

I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been settling into a new relationship. This is especially tricky for bloggers. After all, we’re wired to share — and overshare. Taking […]

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