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The Doo-doo’s and Don’ts of Discussing Disgusting Matters on a First Date

Let’s start this subject off with a cautionary tale from the archives of my first-dating¬†repertoire (and my, how so many stories have yet to be told!).¬† Ian was earning his MFT at a tiny university no one in Oakland has heard of. While he told me about seeing patients for the first time, I imagined […]

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Trial Balloons

I had the most Oakland of Saturdays this weekend. After a run through the Trestle Glen hills, I made a pot of coffee and typed emails. Within half an hour I was on my way to the farmer’s market with Amara, and doing the broccoli wave to friends Michelle and Gary while ogling farm-fresh eggs. […]

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Library Brian and the Hand Washing Incident

I can’t remember how I greeted my library date. Was it a hug? A handshake? Smiles were certainly in attendance though, and Library Brian (his nickname already coined affectionately by my friends) was even holding a canvas bag to hold his books in. Our literary escapades were going to be a serious business. The Oakland […]

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