IT’S JUST A FREAKIN’ MEET. DON’T FREAK OUT!

Yes, the word freakin’ is in the headline. Not being flip. I'm aware that dating for the first time in a long while can be scary. It’s just a freakin’ meet is meant to put you at ease. In your head. Where it counts. Why? Because no matter how hilarious he is in email, no matter how cute her smile in her profile photo, nothing counts until you meet. Back in high school when we…

WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MY 95 YEAR-OLD MOM ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

The best fight ever!  The best fight my parents ever had was the day my father tried to outrun my mom in their own house. Before I get into the story, there’s something you need to know about Annie, my mom. She’s slow to anger and she’s not a yeller. In truth, my mom’s as placid as a petunia, and people gravitate to her, gather around her. A caretaker, never the center of attention, she’s…

The Other Stephen King

Who isn't looking for the next best read during these tough stay-at-home times? Australian author Stephen King talks with Shirley Goldberg about his long-awaited Thriller, Domin8 Shirley: How did you come to write Domin8? Stephen: When I first had the idea for this complex story I was in my fifties, in a happy, stable relationship and, like my protagonist, married 26 years. Manager for a large car dealership, earning good money. I’ve always yearned to write…