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But first: a ”Baby Daddy” Update.  Exhaling deeply.  There has been a break in the persistent awfulness of this past week.   
I cringe when I read about the horror and devastation happening in Israel and Palestine.
Is it possible that there could be one less Jew and Arab fighting in the world?
Last night, I listened to somebody [...]

First of all, I must announce that I am offically full of shit. 
Despite recent meanderings  that hinted to the contrary, I am not going to stop trying to meet someone (never mind if wisdom indicates that it would probably be a good thing for me to intentionally be on my own for a while).  In fact, [...]

(This is a post that I wrote on and off through my stay in California, battling my grandmother’s virus-addled PC.  Hope you don’t catch anything!  - MamaDharma)
Tonight I read a stunning interview in The Sun Magazine (excerpted online but really worth reading in its entirety) with Kittissaro and Thanissara, a couple who lived as Buddhist monks [...]

Last night was filled with nightmares.  In one, I was out to dinner with my ex and his new wife.  Everything was going relatively well until I went to the bathroom and came back finding them in mid-PDA.  I flipped out, and this involved me cursing, shaking my fist at her, and giving them the finger [...]

Why is it that I keep attracting men who “poof?”
I can’t bring myself to go into the details of what happened this weekend.  It is still too painful, too raw, too embarrassing.  I don’t know if I can even go there at all on this blog. I plan to do some private writing to begin [...]

Otherwise known as adventures in online dating…
Out of those 973 views on a particular online dating website that will not be named, I’ve had a few nibbles.  Last Saturday night there was a date with a very interesting person, a humanitarian, originally from Southeast Asia.  A shy, mad scientist-type who unfortunately did not have a clue about [...]

He called me a “milf.”

In: dating

Otherwise known as — adventures in online dating!
I had been corresponding with someone quite promising.  He sent me a picture of him, I sent him a picture of me…and then…
He drops the “M” word. 
In fact, he called me a “nice jewish milf” and said, “(oops - did I just say that?)” as if it was [...]

As I write this, my son is lying asleep next to me in bed.  Oh, and he very recently peed all over me and the sheets.  But that’s been handled.  So, back to the writing.
I am thinking a fair amount lately about this co-sleeping thing.  I talked to a man on JDate last winter who swore [...]

I swear, I swear, I am going to get to bed by 11 pm tonight. 
Today, I was an exhausted mess.  The manic high from BlogHer sent me into a sleepless, hyperaroused state.  I am an easily stimulated type and boy, was I buzzing.
I was so tired that my eyes burned all day long.  This morning, [...]

Sick and tired…

In: attachment, dating, dreams, illusion, letting go

Literally, I am sick and tired…my throat burns, my eyes sting.  I should be in bed, watching the DVD of the Yacoubian Building that I ordered from Netflix.  But I’m here instead, reflecting on this odd, odd existence.
The world feels like it is crashing and burning all around and then I see that this state [...]

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Welcome to this blog - my chronicle of the illuminating, character-building path of single parenthood. I'm making this up as I go along. My life is my practice, and my five year-old son is my greatest teacher.