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The Last Tampon. A Period Piece.


Tucked back behind the teeth whitening strips that apparently I will now be using comparatively more often, the gradually more cavernous box of tampons huddles. I always rip off the flaps of each new box, so I can quickly whip out the cotton sword and tap it swiftly into its place, just to the right of the string of my underwear. I have never put it in to the left of the string, and now I suppose, I never will.  Read More ...


A Fairy Tale for Women Who Are Afrayd -- Part One


Once Upon A Time…there was a fella so nice, so polite, that I couldn’t leave him. He was tall, lean, handsome of face and form. He had a job, that lo, took most of his time and energy and gave him little satisfaction, but at least he was employed in a way that did others some good. He did many things that did others good.  Read More ...


A Plan Arriveth -- Part Two


Firstly, I cannot have anything I do in relationships at this stage of my late-late-late childhood be done or be not done because of fear and fear alone.  Read More ...


Where The Boys Are??


Me, you, and Connie Francis want to know. But your married friends won’t say.  Read More...



.On-Call Psychology


Should Psychologists Make House Calls? In the Middle of the Night?


Check “Yes” if you’ve ever felt like you really wanted a therapist to magically appear where you are at 3 in the morning after a long few hours of feeling absolutely batshit.     Read More ...

Modern Anxiety


There’s a common thread tying us all together these days, it seems—I call it Modern Anxiety, and I call it the bane of our existence as a society. Even “relaxed” San Diegans seem to suffer from it.    Read More...



Obsessing Over Men


As a psychologist and as a woman, it is a point of dissatisfaction to me that women think about relationships practically all the time. This is not to say that men don’t think about relationships a lot — they do. But women, especially depressed women, think about their relationships in a way that resembles obsession, and this is very much to their detriment.   Read More...


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