Thriving After Infidelity

I’d just gotten home from work and was preparing dinner for my kids. I’d picked them up from school and stopped at the grocery store. Chicken, yep, we were having chicken for dinner that night, I’d decided. As I fixed dinner, my phone rang. Little did I know that the caller on the other end…

MEN: HOW ARE YOUR DATING SKILLS?

I’m happy to say that I’ve had more “mediocre to good” dates than bad ones, but I’m still perplexed – and I know I’m not alone. When it comes to dating, is it really a lost art? Have men stopped dating us or has the idea of what a date is morphed into something totally…

Bad Date

This is what NOT to do on a date. One of the worst dates that I ever had went as follows: I parked my car at one of the MARTA stations here in Atlanta and headed up the escalator for the train headed downtown. For those of you outside of Georgia and not familiar with MARTA,…

Men Really Aren’t That Complicated

The older I get, the more I’m convinced that men are very simple to understand. I’ve had my suspicions about this for a while, but now I’m sure of it. My conclusion did not come solely based on my experiences. As a matter of fact, if I had to base it on my history, I…

A HEADS UP ON DATING YOUNGER MEN

So you’re thinking about dating a man who is younger than you…maybe even MUCH younger than you. KUDOS!! That’s fantastic! If you’ve read my earlier post, A Cougar’s Tale, then you already know that I’m talking from experience here. If you haven’t read it, be sure to check it out. Okay, back to you. So,…

DATING YOUNGER MEN

The odd thing is, I have NEVER, not once, approached a younger man. It’s always been the other way around – they approach me. The very first time that a young man approached me, I thought he was going to ask me for the time or directions, or truthfully, I thought he was going to…

Enjoying Your Own Company

For a natural introvert such as myself, enjoying my own company comes pretty easy. Although most people would never know this about me, I really am introverted – not shy at all – but introverted. Upon meeting me, you’d never suspect it because I’m friendly, warm and talkative. I will mingle and mix with the best…

ONLINE DATING – SHOULD YOU OR SHOULDN’T YOU?

Well, it’s Saturday night and you find yourself watching reruns of Living Single or Law & Order SVU, (probably SVU because they’ve always got marathons going). Or maybe you’re on Facebook mindlessly scrolling down your news feed/timeline reading posts from people you either wish you knew better or, more likely, from people who you are glad you…

Black Like Me – 20 Shades

As if any of us had a choice about the complexion of our skin. Yes, my skin is light and so what? I’ve been in my light skin all of my life and honestly, I’ve never been made so aware of it until I moved here to Georgia. Other people “see” my complexion and bring it…

THE DAY I MET HISTORY – PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

  I arrived at Gold’s Gym that morning for my daily workout. It was Monday, November 3, 2008, the day before the Presidential Election. Barack Obama was in Jacksonville that day for a final campaign rally. I could not attend because of other obligations. However, I did wear my bright yellow and white “Barack Obama…