Daily Dating Tip

Daily Dating Tip
Learn to distinguish between the man who is browsing your résumé and the one who is checking out your salary requirements. Only one of them is about to make an offer. You’re welcome! Photo credit: jobs@aol.com

Daily Dating Tip

Today’s Dating Tip: Him: My brother wants suggestions for his date this weekend. Somewhere nice. It’s the first date he wants to impress her. Me: Ah the first date. I love the first date. When do men stop trying to impress women? Him: When you let us. You’re welcome.

The Haiti stories: my name is Joseline

“Ok, time to go.” Uncle Albert was home. I can usually buy myself another hour by asking him about his day. Who he met? What type of business were his customers in? “Did they give you any stock tips? What did they say when you told them you own your cab? They must have been... Read more »
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The Haiti stories: guest room

The Haiti stories: guest room
This story, unlike the other two in this series is fiction.  They sleep in separate bedrooms. Even here where the living space is smaller than the maid’s quarters in Haiti, they don’t share a room. Father picks up extra cash driving Uncle Albert’s cab from ten at night till four in the morning. Father works... Read more »

Wanted: A Dream Job

Wanted: A Dream Job
This blog post is written as part of the ChicagoNow Blogapalooz Hour. For one hour the bravest of the ChicagoNow bloggers take on the challenge to write and PUBLISH a blog post within one hour! I know VERY SCARY! Here we go… Topic: Write about a great challenge you faced… I am constantly challenging myself.... Read more »

Why you're single: A response to Marriage Isn't for You

Why you're single: A response to Marriage Isn't for You
Have you read Seth Adam Smith’s blog post Marriage isn’t for you? If you’re single, you should. If you’re married you should. And if you ask yourself daily, “Why am I still single,” then you need to print it out and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Here’s the synopsis; you’re the problem! You are selfish and... Read more »
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The Haiti stories - Home: returning to Haiti after 30 years

The Haiti stories - Home: returning to Haiti after 30 years
We were a little over an hour into our trip from Les Plaines to Jacmel when our driver suddenly shifted gears reducing our frantic speed to a lawful limit. As the youngest member of our traveling group “shotgun” was called for me. Consequently, the majority of my Easter Sunday was spent pinned to the passenger... Read more »

Help: Creating a better mousetrap

Help: Creating a better mousetrap
It was obvious that I woke my neighbor from a deep sleep.  It was 7:00 AM and my knock was loud and frantic. “I need help. I’m sorry to wake you up. Oh, there’s a mouse in my apartment.” His left eyebrow raised in disbelief, while his right eye held a you-have got-to be-kidding-me death... Read more »

The Haiti stories - Mother: Why did you leave?

The Haiti stories - Mother: Why did you leave?
My earliest memory of my mother was the day she came to visit my brother and me in Haiti. I was four years old.  I don’t know how much of my memory of that day is fact and how much I’ve invented over the years. One thing that I am certain of is that I... Read more »
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Your online match has man boobs: 5 signs to watch for

Your online match has man boobs: 5 signs to watch for
I’m writing this post because I want to help women. I consider this a public service. Please, I am no hero.  I’m here to serve. I’m here for you ladies who are searching for love in an environment of smoke and mirrors.  You are welcome.   The Background: I recently received a selfie from an... Read more »
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