Real stories about dating and relationships in New York City. Truth is more interesting than fiction.

Heaven Knows I’m Not Miserable Now

Yesterday. I was sitting on my sofa reading. And then I got up to get something to drink. I paused as I walked back to my seat. It was the middle of the afternoon and pale winter sunlight was streaming in. Something about the quality of the light made me stop and really look around. […]

A Better Life = The Greatest Gift

So I have a couple short stories for you, one of which is holiday-ish. And they both are kinda related to one another. Please bear with me. 1) One of the few things I like about the holidays is that it gives us all an excuse to reconnect with people we don’t speak to nearly […]

Quick Thoughts on “Good on Paper”

Good on paper. It’s a phrase I’ve used dozens of times. And I’ve always assumed that you all know what I mean. It’s just one of those things. But let’s parse it for a quick second. Good on paper means if you were to make a list of this person’s attributes s/he would look impressive. […]

This Says it All

I’m so far behind on life, that I didn’t even get around to popping in on PostSecret until this morning. I’m one of those crazy PostSecret fans who usually starts checking for new posts late on Saturday nights. I saw this and had to share. THIS is/was my greatest fear. That my identity would be […]

One Week Turns Into Two…

It’s was almost two weeks ago when Mr. Midwest and I said our (rather odd) goodbyes. I was happy-ish with the way things ended. And also tired. Of trying. I tried hard. I thought. To do all of the things to “make it work”. Whatever the fuck that means. Like I’ve done so many times […]