A recent story in the New York Times talked about ghosting--those times when a relationship ends because one party simply disappears without any notice. Poof! Gone! Apparently, actress Charlize Theron did that to the complex-but-talented Sean Penn, which makes it Times-worthy. NOT. But . . .
Huxley's quote pretty much sums me up. The problem is that danger, freedom and sin aren't very practical. You can't live like that and also, say, save for retirement. Danger, freedom and retirement. Welcome to my world. Anyone who knows me will tell you I get bored easily. My life has been . . .
I found this note the other day in a pile of old papers I was sorting through. It was one of three lined sheets torn out of a small, spiral-bound notebook. The pages contained mostly unintelligible phrases in my handwriting. I say mostly unintelligible, because this message, this advice, came . . .
There was a time that I didn't like the idea of certainty. It was....boring. I preferred by far not knowing what was around the next corner. Surprises thrilled me. Uncertainty made me breathe in anticipation and breathe out amazement. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. A life of . . .
I heard a beautiful story during this Gay Pride month, of a young gay man afraid to come out to his traditional, ethnic and religious family. But he did. At first, his family was shocked and confused, although truth be told, they probably had considered that he was gay. But he stood firm and proud, . . .
"If only he didn't lie so much," she told me over coffee. "I never felt like I was on solid ground." Isn't it funny how only truth provides traction? Untruths are shifting ground and it's hard to get a foothold. What can you trust if so many things are lies? Another friend was scammed not too long . . .
When Apple CEO Tim Cook came out, it was both an event and a non-event. It was a non-event because here in Silicon Valley, most of us knew he was gay--he's never hidden it. Like CNN's Anderson Cooper, he never talked about it. Like most executives of any sexual orientation, he kept his private . . .
I'm on vacation and my friend and former client, John Smith (yes, that is his real name) wants your input on a provocative post about relationships. More about him at the end, but he's getting famous and you want to know him. Not just because of that. Because he's a fascinating guy. Do All Love . . .
I've been so consumed with the important things in my life these past weeks that I'd completely forgotten that there have been a couple of people buzzing negative and crazy energy around my sphere like annoying little gnats. At another time, in another day --maybe just last year--I'd be more . . .
Pull up a chair, pour a glass and let's get right to it, because this is the kind of discussion best had around a table with something wet and wild. I SWORE I wasn't going to do this, but I really can't deny my misguided male friends an opportunity to right their thinking, even if I believe their . . .