I felt a twinge of recognition from both sides of the fence when I read this post from blogger Clarisse Thorn: "When we met for coffee and he did the Let’s-Just-Be-Friends thing, he said it was because of how I communicated. He said: 'You know, I … Read more →
This time of year tends to be challenging for me. I would guess the same is true for many others out there. And what's interesting to me is that although the level of activity with others is often ramped up, so, too, can the feelings of loneliness. … Read more →
I’m not a believer that our thoughts alone make our lives. That’s way too simple in my view. However, I do believe that how we think about ourselves does have an impact. Sometimes a strong one, and sometimes much more subtly. If internally you feel some desperation to find a partner, and some loathing of being single, others will pick up on that. If you don’t feel passionate about different aspects of your life, that will be fairly obvious to others.
About an hour ago, I called my grandmother. She’s 88 years old, today being her birthday. We had a very short conversation, about 4 minutes, but two things struck me about it. The first was that I mentioned cooking myself dinner, and she started offering me suggestions on how I might improve on it. Which didn’t bother me, but did get me thinking about the whole cooking thing and gender roles.