Dear Child of Mine Who Was Never Born
“You would be 42 now. My life would have been very different if you were born. My mother and stepfather might have taken us in, like her parents did when she was a teenaged mother with me.”
Who's the Cake Boss?
“Back when my husband and I got married, the last thing we wanted was to be like everyone else. We scoffed at the idea of having a big, expensive wedding to celebrate an institution that we didn’t even entirely believe in.”
Dumb and Dumber
“Suddenly, an argument erupted at the end of the bar, and punches ensued. With the velocity of a deer, but lacking a deer’s intelligence, I leaped into the breach.”
The Brutal Truth About My Abuser
“I let a psychopath into my life and he hurt me badly. He did it – as he often told me – out of a burning love that even he was powerless to control.”
Hot or Not?
“Do I need fireworks in order to have fireworks? Are we going to lose a bit of our passion as time goes on, and will I miss it?”
Sex and the Single Middle-Aged Woman
“Sex is best when it involves a unique level of intimacy, which should require a modicum of trust. Which, if middle age teaches us anything, takes a little time.”
I Really Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“We were both package deals: I came with two children and she with 8 birds –5 cockatiels and 3 budgies– in a cage the size of a New York City studio apartment.”