This Magic Moment

We met almost a year ago. The first time we met, we wouldn’t stop grinning at each other. We had the worst sushi waiter ever. He did the whole stretch-yawn-arm thing and I impatiently asked him if he was going to kiss me. He then did this voiceover thing that was something like “if I kiss her … Continue reading

The Tragedy of Happiness

"I miss your posts." a friend told me recently. "You just don't seem to post so much." It's true. I think as a rule it was easier to think of things to say and lessons learned when life was full of awkward online dating stories, sorrowful recalling of past relationship wrongs, and hopeful … Continue reading

The Verger

“Imagine what you could be, if only . . . “ When I was in junior high, we were assigned to read the short story THE VERGER by W. Somerset Maugham. You can read the full version here: http://www.sinden.org/verger.html The shorter version: Albert Edward Foreman was the verger (lay person) of … Continue reading

The Bureau of Happiness

It was just a drawer. But he offered it to me with such openness and excitement that I got overwhelmed. Never before had I been offered space in someone else’s haven. I had asked for it several times – and been first offered a corner here or there to stash some stuff, and eventually been … Continue reading