Easy to talk to

I’m easy to talk to. I like to find out about people, what makes them tick. I am quite good at asking open-ended questions that encourage descriptive answers. These, I think, are good characteristics.  What I am finding, though, is that after a “first date” with someone, he nearly always thinks […]

Not happening

If you think being retired will be easy work, think again. I’m on a four-month leave of absence from my job and if I want to do more than watch TV and surf the Internet, I have to get busy. When I am at work, I have two […]

Self-employed engineer

In an email with only occasional punctuation, but with frequent capitalization, came this: “I am self employed Engineer,Studied the course Metro-Chemical Engineering with a Degree.” Metro-chemical engineering must be for men of ambiguous sexuality who have excellent fashion sense. I’m picturing David Beckham in Fort McMurray. Or, maybe metro-chemical engineering is for studying […]

Red Work Boots

I am going to be volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity worksite on Thursday. Because I didn’t bring my work boots with me to California, I went to buy some. The store was very closely packed, and there were lots and lots of boots in boxes.  I started to […]

I let her do that

Conversation after a long “get to know you” walk: He:  You don’t always agree with everything I say. That’s refreshing. Me:  Surely other people in your life disagree with you sometimes. What about the people you work with? He:  No. They don’t argue. Me:  Why not? He:  Because […]