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One Month, 3 Aus Spots. Making My Way Through Australia

It’s been six fab months since I moved to Sydney, Australia from New York City. That old adage “time flies when you’re having fun” is apparently quite true because it seems, in some ways, that I just got here.  So many things still feel shiny-and-new. At the top of my to-do list while living here is … Continue reading

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T-Minus Two Months: Countdown to Oz

So now that my move to Australia is definitely happening and I have a signed contract and a (tentative) start date, it’s sinking in what this really means:  I have 1000 things I need to make happen before I leave. “It’s only slightly overwhelming” I say both confidently and sarcastically.   For the last two years, … Continue reading

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Yikes! Valentine’s Day is Coming.

    When I say “yikes” about this impending Valentine’s Day, it’s not because I don’t like this ‘holiday’, because I do.  I think it’s kinda sweet.   When I’m in a relationship, it’s an opportunity to stress out one or both of us as we try to figure out if we’re sufficiently participating in this very … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise. But Which Word?

This week I –like millions of others–  celebrated Thanksgiving Day, my very favorite holiday.  I love this holiday because it is so uncomplicated: just sharing good food with people you love (hopefully) and being grateful for all of life’s goodness.  And gluttony gets a pass on this day.   There were four generations of us eating … Continue reading

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Nice Guy. Where’d You Meet Him?

I hate online dating…most of the time.  Too many of the guys who contact me clearly haven’t read my profile, or maybe they just assume they know more about what I want than I do.  So, when I say I want a non-smoker, the smoker reaches out to me, anyway.  Though my profile says I want … Continue reading

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Did I Sleep With Him Too Soon?

A friend recently asked me to re-run this article.  I wrote it about 2 years ago and she’s feeling like she needs a refresher.  See, she recently slept with a guy she recently met, and hasn’t heard from him since.  (This never gets old, does it?) She’s now wondering what she should do.  What to do, … Continue reading

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Two Spinsters in South Dakota

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone Park . After years of begging people to go with me and having no luck, I learned that my friend, Colleen, had a similar yearning. So we coordinated our calendars, booked our trip, packed up the dogs, and headed out West. … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need “National Singles Week”???

Why do we need National Singles Week?  We probably don’t really need it, but I must admit that I really like that it’s become a “thing”. The proper name is National Single and Unmarried Americans Week, which is a little bit of a mouthful, so I hope I don’t offend by shortening it. National Singles Week … Continue reading

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Life Milestones for the Modern Day Single Lady

Every popular woman’s  magazine has, at some point, run an article about things a woman should know by a certain age or lifestage. One of my favorites, by Pamela Redmond Safran, ran in Glamour Magazine.  It’s a smart and fun list of her take on life’s milestones for the 30-year-old woman. But there’s another list “out … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4th.  Also known as Independence Day.  It’s the federal holiday that commemorates the adoption, on July 4, 1776, of the Declaration of Independence that declared the United States’ independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. July 4 is also the day that I –and dozens of my fellow Singles Bloggers – write on the theme … Continue reading

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Diane Keaton “Comes Around” To Being Single

Diane Keaton has always been a spinster-I-admire . I like her work and her personality and she always seemed to be happy with her life. So I was a little surprised to read some of her thoughts about being “always single”.    She has come to accept…even embrace being single, though it took her awhile (like, most … Continue reading

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The ‘First Date’ I Should Have Run From

One of the most absurd dates I’ve ever had was, if I’m really honest about it, my fault. It was my fault because, though I’m not responsible for the “gentleman’s” actions, I ignored a feeling in the pit of my stomach that said, “End it now.” Thirty minutes into the date, I knew this was not … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Spinsterhood…Temporarily

I had a miserable night last night and I really needed my (non-existent) husband to step up and handle the situation…make me feel better…act like a man and do manly things.   Here’s why. I had driven out to my country house to inspect it after the weekend renters checked out, and I decided to stay … Continue reading

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Is Being Single “In”?

There was a time when a woman over, say 35, who was still single was thought of as “less than”…not quite up to par with her better off sisters who had managed to snag a husband…like they’re supposed to.  Something had to be wrong with her, right, because why isn’t she married?  This, actually, wasn’t too … Continue reading

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