The Pissing Contest: Step by Step

Installation #1: Explaining the male psyche You’ve heard the term Pissing Contest? Well, for us (men) this is a real and very serious thing.  It must take place out of doors, preferably in a semi-public place so that there is an added element of risk.  We like risk.  We do not have contests standing at […]

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Should I tell my boss his fly is undone?

“Should I tell my boss when his fly is undone?” Here is the short answer …  No.  No more than you would tell anyone they had parsley in their teeth, nor say “bless you” (or any variation thereof) after a sinus eruption, even if it makes it onto the Richter scale. Does this make you […]

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Bad Bosses

I have the worst luck when it comes to landing bad bosses. Jennifer Aniston’s character in Horrible Bosses has nothing on the people I’ve worked for.  After selling my house and car, packing up all of my earthly belongings, and moving overseas to one of the most inhospitable places on earth, my first boss greeted […]

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Sex Addict Revealed

It wasn’t until the death of my mother on July 25, 2011, that my blindness died. After three more months, I was born again, as an awake, aware, and sober addict and co-dependent. On October 10, 2011, I kicked my husband, Leonard out the door. It was a relatively minor infraction that sent him packing. […]

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BDSM and Swinging

In the summer of 2008, I left my life-in-law and felt inspired to write down my “sexcapades” as a legal outlaw. Perhaps my inspiration was this escalating sensual life with my new boyfriend, Leonard. Escalating? How could my sex life possibly be escalating?! Until I met Leonard, I thought I had hit my peak, or […]

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Gifts that Guys REALLY Want

Today I’d like to give you all a heads up on the kinds of things most males like to receive as gifts. I’m going to throw in my two cents at 55 years old, and also get opinions from my son Charlie, 24, and my buddy Max, 26.  So we’re covering two generations. I think […]

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Succeeding When You’re the ‘Odd Woman Out’

The ten years I served as a counterterrorism official in the CIA kept me on my toes, in an alternate reality, in which manipulation, lies, counterintelligence challenges and personal security threats were all in a day’s work. Since retiring from government service and becoming an international management consultant, I am still the “odd man out,” […]

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The Underground Internet You’ve Never Heard of

Unless you’re a drug dealer, assassin, spy, pedophile or black market profiteer, you’ve likely never heard of it. It is the electronic highway of choice for those wanting to operate off the grid.  For the rest of us, it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie.  This alternative Internet, also known as the Dark […]

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