My Uterus Is Lonely

36-year-old woman seeks attractive, employed male for whirlwind babymaking love affair, followed by 18 years of paying the bills and watching Netflix together. Username: hotmama23 Turn-ons: Rom coms, candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach. Turn-offs: Conspiracy theories, tax attorneys, finding overdue parking tickets in your pockets when I’m doing your laundry. Hobbies: Spa days, celebrityContinue reading “My Uterus Is Lonely”

Spurning a drug dealer-beggar in Lisbon

I’m in downtown Lisbon, wandering with my camera, taking photos in Restauradores and Rossio, the beautiful light and the perfect cobblestones in contrasting colors. I’m starting to get hungry, and I spot some roasted chestnuts and slow down to get some. A wizened man with two missing front teeth falls into step with me and showsContinue reading “Spurning a drug dealer-beggar in Lisbon”

Dancing with the divine

I have recently taken up dancing lessons, which is not anything I haven’t tried before. I danced for many years: in my childhood and early teens, I did ballet, up until I got pointe shoes and decided I’d gone as far as I wanted to go with it. In college, I regularly went swing dancing,Continue reading “Dancing with the divine”

Adventures in online dating: the power of anti-flirting.

I’ll admit it, I’m bad at flirting. I’ve never been able to do what those girls I grew up with did, with the downcast eyes lifting all starry and shining through carefully-blackened lashes, those girls who insinuated with the sweet high-pitched quaver of their voices that whomever they were talking to was so manly andContinue reading “Adventures in online dating: the power of anti-flirting.”