Into the Forest I Go, But I

Seeking solitude this time of year is like trying to avoid the colors of red and green at Christmas.  The end of a school year brings picnics...


Can Rose Glass Coexist with Cold, Hard Facts?

The Premarital Contract, HGM style, has been percolating - really just shy of boiling over - as of late...


Marriage: A Contract Without A Contract

Why are we so reluctant to create an enforceable marital contract, instead of the one that's a dash of Will you and a splash of I Do?


Keep Away: The Sport of Courtship

The Ninety Day Rule: should you withhold sex from a man for 90 days?


Things Are Getting a Little Witchy Around Here.

Way back when, a few nights ago, when I met Mr. Viking out on the town for an adult beverage, I had the most remarkable experience...


Did Somebody Say Sex?  Not Me, Mom!

I want to be intimate with a man.  A man I don't want to marry, because I don't want to get married again. 


We Really Need to Talk

Mr. Wild Card sent me a text on December 14th, the day a person decided to gun down 27 people for a reason we may never be able to comprehend...


He Hung the Moon

No offense to those who make a living in the service industry, where they no doubt deal with all sorts of unsavory scenarios with great care...


What Is It Exactly That You Are Feeling?

Some days I wonder what it would be like if we could just grunt to each other as our ancestors did before language was constructed...


Did Anybody See My Morals and Ethics?

I must confess, I've lied.  I remember it like it was yesterday. My Mom and Dad picked me up outside a pizza shop at a train station...


At the Speed of Sound, But So Old-Fashioned

Fleet Week in San Francisco brings thousands of people to the Bay Area to witness the remarkable feats of air machines that maneuver...


Unraveling Life Inch by Inch

After my swim in the Pacific off Santa Monica, I had the absolute pleasure of having brunch with a cherished friend...


The Richness of Sweetbreads and a Gentle Nature

That feeling of having plateaued these past few weeks has been replaced with a reactivated sense of curiosity, an active quest for joy...


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...