How About a Hot Mug of ‘Man Up’ Son? – On Being a Man in 2016

During the course of any conversation with me you can expect to hear the sentence ‘I once read that…’ at least three times. If I’m reading a particularly interesting book this may increase to somewhere north of 10 times pch (per conversation hour). In between parenting, working, dating, writing and auditioning for First Dates, I … More How About a Hot Mug of ‘Man Up’ Son? – On Being a Man in 2016

The Ultimate Style & Dating Fix Part 3: Back in the Game

A few months ago I embarked upon ‘The Ultimate Style & Dating Fix’ as a willing guinea pig for TranslateHer (https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2016/07/18/take-me-down-to-the-paradise-city-stepping-up-my-dating-game/). Well, Paula’s work with me is done, soooooo, how did I do? Has this raw material been transformed as if by alchemy into dating gold? People, read on…. I really didn’t know what to … More The Ultimate Style & Dating Fix Part 3: Back in the Game

The View From the Left – Considering the ‘Leaver’ (Or, the Other Casualty of Divorce)

Image: Illuminated Dandelion Perhaps unsurprisingly, since writing about my divorce I’ve had a few people confide in me that they are unhappy in their marriage. This, and hearing the wonderful ‘Leaving’ by Suede this morning, has prompted reflection on the ‘other side’ of the story: that of the person that leaves. Technically I guess I … More The View From the Left – Considering the ‘Leaver’ (Or, the Other Casualty of Divorce)

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Battling an Invisible Adversary

Image: Raging Bull Another round. My last. I raise myself wearily from my stool. Fists tattoo my battered face, cuts and bruises telling the tale that my swollen lips can no longer form. Blows to the body fold my crumpling frame, my remaining vestiges of strength draining away through weakened limbs. Somehow the punishment is … More For Whom The Bell Tolls – Battling an Invisible Adversary

Exit Stage Left

“Hello? Hello?” Silence echoes; the heavy atmosphere hums persistently, no movement or sounds to disturb the stillness. “Can you hear me?” Questions cast out into a sea of endless answers, an empty net returned. “Can you see me?” Does your mind’s eye hold my image? Is it sharp, clear, or does it blur around the … More Exit Stage Left