Tag Archives: Mr. Faraway

Time passes.. things stay status quo

I thought to give up blogging, but I miss it!  The basic update:  I am very single, with all manner of men hovering like mosquitoes or hummingbirds, depending on the moment.  No sex, though – unless you count some pretty … Continue reading

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Scientific dating

Two recent suitors have prompted me to examine some of the complexities of dating within science. Let me first put out this little fact:  Of all of the female professors I know right now, each one of them has a … Continue reading

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addiction

“There is a way of loving not attached to what is loved. Observe how water is with the ground, always moving toward the ocean.” – Rumi Such a beautiful quote!  If only I could get back there. I’m a little … Continue reading

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joy

I am working toward a time when everything gives me joy. Invite joy, anticipate joy, plan for joy, delight in joy. Try to find joy, whatever the situation. ~Maya Angelou~ Mr. Faraway and I still ‘talk’ every day, in some form.  I … Continue reading

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on fear

Reliability provides a measure of how often a system fails. Resilience provides a measure of how long failures will last, and vulnerability provides a measure of how severe failures may become.  -Storage Reservoir Behavior in the U.S., Vogel et al. … Continue reading

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over and under

I ended up in a generational divide-style dating conundrum this weekend.  On the one hand, I was being asked out by a 45-year old with a kid (The Lawyer), who I have to say isn’t really finding a way to … Continue reading

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emotional armor

When do you cut ties and break away?  How much emotional armor do you need to be friends with your past lover? Mr. Faraway and I have been off since right before Christmas.  Over the last month, we’ve inched closer, … Continue reading

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on relinquishing control

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”  ― Steve Maraboli I’m reading ‘Stumbling Over Happiness’.  The first chapter is about … Continue reading

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I hope you don’t need me

Being needed was all I knew of love. At least, that’s how I excused flame-out after flame-out. I was, after all, only in my 20s twenties, my mid-20s, my late 20s, and fumbling in love was par for the course. … Continue reading

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Greek myth

A wise man says to me: If you don’t stop avoiding the obvious, you will probably get bitten in the butt by a spider. Well, I’m not sure how “wise”, as I would never write “get bitten”, but this is … Continue reading

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