RANDOM MUSINGS: 20 YEARS OF HAPPY MARRIAGE

RANDOM MUSINGS: 20 YEARS OF HAPPY MARRIAGE

Aug. 4, 2020 by

Ten Lessons I’ve Learned over Twenty Years Happily Married If you’d told me when I was 25-years old that a few years later I’d meet the man of my dreams—and that I’d eventually, happily, celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary—I would’ve

RANDOM MUSINGS: VULNERABILITY, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

RANDOM MUSINGS: VULNERABILITY, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Jul. 17, 2020 by

Vulnerability is Key to Enjoying True Happiness and Healthy Relationships These days, so many people struggle with developing solid, close relationships—even with their spouses. Everyone is depressed, or drinks too much, or hates their lives. Divorces are commonplace. Yet we

RANDOM MUSINGS: FIFTY YEARS ON THIS PLANET

RANDOM MUSINGS: FIFTY YEARS ON THIS PLANET

Jun. 30, 2020 by

Ten Life Lessons Learned Over Fifty Years on This Planet It’s official… I turned fifty this month. And it’s the weirdest thing. On the one hand, I don’t particularly feel fifty. And people tell me I don’t look or act

RANDOM MUSINGS: SEX, DATING, AND CORONAVIRUS

RANDOM MUSINGS: SEX, DATING, AND CORONAVIRUS

Mar. 16, 2020 by

Finding Love, Having Sex, and Dating During the Coronavirus Pandemic? So, normally my post this month would be something like a book review or my latest writerly news. I’ve also been meaning to discuss that new reality dating show Love

Random Musings: The Five Biggest Relationship Lies

Random Musings: The Five Biggest Relationship Lies

Jul. 12, 2019 by

The Five Relationship Lies We’ve Been Fed for Years Hurt Everyone In my teens and twenties I was your typical relationship pessimist. My parent’s marriage seemed a thing of evil, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would get married voluntarily. 

Random Musings: Romance Novels & the Hot Guy/Hot Sex Fantasy

Random Musings: Romance Novels & the Hot Guy/Hot Sex Fantasy

Jun. 13, 2019 by

Are Romance Novels Selling Women an Unrealistic Fantasy of Fidelity, Respect, Hotties, and Orgasms? Just the other day, a man on Twitter (who claimed to be a lover of the romance genre) asked why all the men in romance novels

Random Musings: Media Representation, Romance Novels, and Changing Norms

Random Musings: Media Representation, Romance Novels, and Changing Norms

May. 31, 2019 by

Romance Novels Have the Power to Transform Our Relationships with Ourselves, and Others The impact of media on societal norms has been on my mind for years, but it was a recent article celebrating Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary that made

Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

May. 2, 2019 by

Washington DC Sits at the Intersection of Diversity, Politics, Love, and Everything Great About Romance Novels A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to Washington DC with my best girlfriend. Neither of us had been there since we were

Random Musings: On Men and Women and Orgasms

Random Musings: On Men and Women and Orgasms

Dec. 11, 2018 by

Why Do We Treat Men’s and Women’s Orgasms so Differently? And What Does that Say About Us? Something has been haunting me lately about men and women and orgasms. It’s been sticking in my head, popping up during conversations and

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Nov. 12, 2018 by

Beta Male Characters are Popping Up in Movies, on TV, and in Romance Novels Just the other day I read another article discussing the many virtues of the young actor, Timothée Chalamet, as a new age, sensitive guy. He wears