Love is a Hormone Martini

I hate to break it to you, but, more than you may realize,  your feelings and actions are being dictated by a brilliantly-designed machine. That machine produces and responds to stimuli at amazing rates and may sometimes even seem to trap you in a never-ending cycle of biological cause and effect.  That machine is your …

GOIN INDIE! My first self-published novel

It's been a whirlwind six months since the initial release of my debut novel (Pretty Little Mess: A Jane Luck Adventure) in eBook format. Since then I've added about 10 new chapters, several new supporting characters, developed the story for added depth and realism, and prepared to release the new edition in eBook and Print …

“I love you, honey. Now get the hell out of here!” – Happily married and living apart

No wonder so many of our parents and grandparents had separate beds. Some of them had separate rooms. For all their "traditionalism", they had some good ideas about how to keep relationships balanced through the manipulation of distance--ideas that some consider to be progressive nowadays. There is truly something to be said for the “man …

The Power of Touch, for better or worse…

Good touch is awesome.  It's immediate and intimate and provokes a slew of cognitive responses in a way that sight, smell, taste, and hearing just don't. Good touch has the power to heal and, in a sense, to create.  It influences the production of growth hormone in infants.  It has the power to alleviate the …

Is it unconditional love, “settling”, or submitting to reality?

Someone once told me that while detachment can be a very useful survival tool in certain situations, it should not be a way of life. Yet I’m finding that there are some circumstances and people with whom I have had to adopt a lifetime strategy of detachment. Well maybe I’m not employing the strategy of …

Female Viagra? Not quite…

I love Bill Maher and all unabashed commentators like him who know how to sum up bullshit.  Take, for example his comments regarding Addyi, the new "female Viagra": "...the new female sex pill, Addyi. Yes, that’s right.  There’s now a pill that makes women want more sex, but can also lower blood pressure and put …

Distance Lovin’ Part 5: BlackGirlTravel.com

The grass usually looks greener on the other side when you refuse to water your own. If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm pretty interested in this topic of people traveling abroad to find love and escape the dating drama that may have become common for them in their native countries.  According to …

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