Dealing with Divorce

Dealing makes me think of poker.  Dealing with divorce makes me think of the total lack of humility, empathy and tact on behalf of The Genius...


Life Intervenes

I was all ready to write about our trip west and the joy I experienced watching the boys revel in their first lake swim, jumping off the rock...


Dating While Divorcing: Don

At least that's what my Mom says.  She's of the belief that one should wait a full year AFTER the divorce is final to date.  As in final...


Needs Part Deux: Initiate It!

The bay beckoned.  And the wind ripped while I drove down the 101 on Friday.  As I came around a curve in southern Marin and crossed a bridge...


Divorce Brings Out the Optimist In Me

The gash on my palm still hurts.  It stings from drying out, getting tight.  There's a chunk of my flesh missing that looks exactly...


Divorce is an Endurance Sport

If divorce were a marathon, I'd peg myself at about mile 2.  I've never run a marathon, but I know that when I start a hike I'm pushing myself...


Seeing the Signs at the Speed of Sound

The fire was still crackling, the mist falling, the ocean still playing dodge ball with the beach, but we were leaving Yachats...


Aligned, Balanced and Grounded in Yachats

Yachats sure has a way of making it spicy.  And moody.  And other-worldly.  And not symbiotic.  Maybe that's why my phone said No SIM.  I wonder...


SIM or No SIM, Feeling Disconnected in Yachats.

So, Mr. Jackpot did not conspire to end my days in the midst of the redwoods, but he did take me to Devil's Churn, where I surely could have met my death...


Seeking Alignment, Coastal Style

As you can imagine, I have much to share.  Too much for just one blog post.  But the temptation to spill it all out is there...


It

I spent the Saturday after my encounter with Mr. Jackpot on Mt. Tam, hiking with a friend.  It was nice to have some company for a change...


Mystery Solved: Mr. Jackpot Returns

Before I bring you up to speed on the last few days in my world which, since that whole forgiveness thing, have jumped into mellow-warp speed...


Betrayal and Divorce - Two of the Best Things that Ever Happened to Me

Sometimes gifts come in interesting packages, not looking like gifts at all. Maybe the wrapping is askew, or they're not even wrapped...


Woe Is Me, My Yachats!

So I'm not going on a trip to Yachats with Mr. Jackpot.  And here's how it went down. You recall this little Genius Gem: 'I will arrange for what I need in coverage...