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Fair Game

I am 50 and single and triggered by bullshit, so, fair warning. Plus I have gathered quite a few other people’s quotes to help me explain myself.   I was planning to write on love and somehow it morphed into fairness.  Makes me think of the phrase, “All’s fair in love and war.”  Sadly, I detest that saying.  Some friends and I in a single’s group were spit-balling on love and relationships.  One of those members is Lisa Mickey, a fellow armchair philosopher.  She once gave me a great checklist of what she looks for in a dating relationship.  She...



Don’t you hate it when you bump up against someone who is judgmental, close-minded and opinionated!? Oh damn, that was me. Yesterday. Some innocent bystanders bumped up against me. I was judgmental, close-minded and opinionated. Now, I could hate myself for it, and I really want to but what good would that do? The incomparable poetry of Mary Oliver came to my mind. “You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what...



A man goes to a psychiatrist and explains his issue.  “Doc, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, whenever I go into a grocery store, all I want is the dog food.  My tongue salivates and I can’t even remember why I’m there!”  “That’s very unusual,” the doctor states, “How long has this been happening?”  The man replies, “Ever since I was a puppy.” (Anonymous) I was thinking about this story today as I walked my dog.  Well, she walked me.  She was born into a hunting family, taught from day one to follow her nose.  Her days were off...