Blog, Love and Marriage, Men and Women, Relationships, Romance

What’s Your Breakup Shakeup?

In author Jasmine Carter’s Demetrius and Alexis, librarian Alexis comes home to find her fiancé in the arms of another woman. Yes, she was devastated. Who wouldn’t be? But girlfriend wasted no time. She scraped him off her foot like dog doo she’d just stepped in. Then she didn’t just kick him to any ole curb, but to one an ocean away. Kudos to Alexis for being decisive. Would that all women could be so resolute. Myself included, because there was this one time in my younger years when… Okay, that’s another blog post. Back to that curb an ocean…

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Gender, Humor, Love and Marriage, Men and Women

The “Gender Gap” and What My Refrigerator Woes Taught Me

How could a refrigerator could reveal anything about differences in gender thinking? It all started four years ago with the Hisense fridge my hubby and I bought. Within a year, both door handles had cracked. Replacements cost $100. Roughly a year later, the digital display on the door went dark forever. A few months after that, the open-door alarm died. Shortly thereafter, we noticed everything in the bottom drawer of the fridge begins to freeze. Through all this, my husband remained perfectly content with the appliance. Me? I knew we had ourselves a real POS. Finally, I decided to google…

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Are Men in Uniform Sexy: Yea or Nay?

In Healing His Medic, author Nana Prah creates hero Commander of Warfare Akin Solarin, a drop-dead sexy military man any woman would swoon over. Me included…on the pages of a romance. True Confession…I’ve never been attracted to men in uniform. Not military, police, or fire department. But why? The answer is my dear old dad, may he rest in peace. A self-employed attorney, he vowed never to work for anyone. Not having anybody order me around, he’d say. I followed his footsteps into law, but not self-employment. I’ve always worked for someone else. BUT my dad’s attitude must’ve rubbed off…

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Public Marriage Proposals: Yea or Nay

Just read a flight attendant lost her job because her fiancé proposed to her midflight. I feel bad for her, but also… I love romantic gestures, but some people’s version of it stupefies me. Yeah, sometimes I wonder too how a curmudgeon like me can write romance. For instance, people planning weddings they cannot afford—and literally digging a financial hole for themselves taking years to climb out of. Sometimes paying even after the wholly predictable divorce. And proposals–why do they require an audience? Perfect strangers who don’t know you from Adam (or Eve, to be politically correct) to witness your marriage proposal? A…

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Thomas Markle To-Do's
Love and Marriage, Marriage, Relationships

5 To-Do’s for Thomas Markle and the Royals

No sense pretending nonchalance re Meghan and Harry’s wedding. I’m a sucker for a fairy tale love story. And I gotta give props to the sister. Any more open,  the boy’s nose would be suitable for highway traffic. He’s smitten. Nevertheless from personal experience, the soap opera with her father Thomas Markle worries me. My first husband didn’t get along with my family. They thought us unsuited, and he felt it. By and by, my mom and sisters tried everything they could to make him feel part of the family, but the die was cast. I didn’t blame him for years, but…

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