Communication and Relationships

Communication and Relationships

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What About The Girl?

The Girl, AKA, CelesteMy family is fucked. When my kids were little, my father didn’t know their names. I didn’t hold it against him. Their father is Middle Eastern and their names were hard to pronounce, plus I was living more than 2000 km away, so it’s not like he got to see th ...

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The Family Reunion

There isn’t a family out there that doesn’t have or hasn’t had in the past some weird shit going on. · My family is no exception. · My daughter, who is one the brightest free -spirited women I have ever known, had a bad experience with some very strange and misguided people that ...

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Romances late in life

One of the realities of being our age, is that we lose life partners or our partners decide that they want to go on a different path then we do, and there is a parting of the ways. We are social creatures and so we, will after some time after a loss, seek out a new partner. · Whe ...

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Sisters

When I was young, I listened to everything my sister, Maria told me. She was 4 years older than me and we shared a twin bed until we were in our teens, believe it or not. I used to make banana sandwiches with white bread, butter and banana slices topped with sugar. “Don’t put sug ...

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Have You Ever Been a Protégé?

The word protégé is a fancy French word that we use in English. It makes us sound posh whenever we use it and really extraordinary if the word is used to describe us. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about what it means to be a protégé being mentored by someone ­— not tr ...

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If You Like Bad Girls, You’re In Luck. I’m Bad At Everything.

How to get a man through self-deprecation—just not too · much. · “It’s good to laugh at yourself. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heartburn?” Bob Hope · Women don’t typically make fun of themselves. It’s like the “wounded animal” theory. The minute you show a sign of ...

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Sex Ruins Everything!

Sex ruins everything. It’s a weird thought that popped into my head recently. I find it weird because I like sex, and I typically speak very openly about sex. No, guys, this is not an invitation to send me dirty messages. Somewhere along the line sex became that thing most women ...

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The Insincerity of Words and Sex.

“The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity.”  George Orwell · Nothing reveals our insincerity like words — and sex. Sometimes we accomplish both at the same time. Like on Seinfeld when his girlfriend starts talking dirty about her panties, and he asks, “You mean the one ...

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My Dating Profile.

If I can get past the croaking, chirping and barking that's keeping me awake. · “I’ve been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.” Wendy Liebman · I just moved to Port Dover, a beautiful town, but it’s louder than I expected. I don’t mean the people, the tourists or the ...

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The Truth About Love and Indifference

I was checking out my Instagram feed the other day when I came across a picture of a young lady gushing over her boyfriend. She was all aglow while he stood beside her looking aloof and emotionally unavailable. His indifference was a little unsettling to me. It made me think of a ...

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Nostalgia: Life’s Reminders

I never really thought about when I was younger, and that the memories I have would creep up on me later in life. As a kid I couldn’t wait to grow up. I found being young much harder than becoming a young adult. When I got to my teens, I cared less about playing and being outside ...

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Know Thyself!

Know Thyself · The phrase, “Know thyself” is often attributed to Socrates and refers to his belief that the path to enlightenment is through introspection. Another famous quote from Socrates is, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” There is great power in self knowledge. · A ...

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Six Manipulation Tactics Everyone Should Learn to Recognize and Manage

As part of the communication/ messaging series I am doing with Graham Edwards, I thought it would be interesting to write about manipulative communication. If manipulators had horns, they would be easy to recognize. Quite often, the biggest manipulators are people who are very pe ...

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Javi vs the Plow: Speculative Fiction

This post is inspired by Phil Friedman's recent "Two Pizzas and a shovel." It made me remember something I read years ago. I have no idea who wrote it and when. This is me remembering the gist. · It strikes home because my family immigrated to Canada when I was two-and-a-half. We ...

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Misadventures in MidLife Dating: On Lost Keys, Overestimations, and Vegans

Hi, y'all. It's been a while. In fact, it's been so long, I forgot how to use the Producer platform. · I'm sure it will come back to me. · There hasn't been much to talk about on the dating front. I just sort of let it fizzle and die. · In fact, if it weren't for a lunch with Mel ...

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MisAdventures in Mid-Life Dating, the Male View: The Ambush

I think my re-entry · into the dating world would make a good sitcom. Or maybe it would make a better slapstick comedy routine. · Then again, sometimes it looks · more like a Shakespearean · tragedy except that there have been no deaths. · Yet. . . · The Ambush · Wendy has been a ...

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MisAdventures in Mid-Life Dating: Coco, the epilogue and last WTF

Many of you · are curious about what happened · between · Coco and I. I'm somewhat surprised, frankly. · I started this · whole thing by being completely honest and blunt with the drama, melodrama, dark comedy, and, sometimes outright slapstick · comedy that is Mid-Life Dating fr ...

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Misadventures In Mid-Life Dating: Heartbreak, Pain, COVID, and WTF?

Hi all, it's been a while since I've reported on the ups and downs of mid-life dating. This post is about a down... a big down. · No, a Gargantuan Down. · No, a solid kick to the emotional nuts. · I'm getting ahead of myself. · Let me set the stage. That could be a story in its o ...

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The Tinder Years

I have never been opposed to online dating, I just always thought it was not for me. I would much rather meet someone in person than on the internet. Plus, I was raised in the generation that was taught online dating is a quick way to end up on the evening news. I’ve known people ...

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