Sex & The Single Vicar

Tales of Ecclesiastical Dating

In a weak moment, I posted on FB a week or two ago: “I am not a cat person. I am thinking of getting a cat. Please, advise.”  Well, truth be told I am not really much an animal person of any kind. Bailey, my youngest son’s half-Collie/half-Golden, lived out the latter of his fifteen …

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Catching my therapist up on my not so successful DCSingles dates, Sondra pauses and thoughtfully poses the obvious question: “So, Joani, what do you want?” “What do I want?” Well, not Bernie Sanders. I already wrote about him. And not the guy who is afraid of his own shadow — who I met for coffee …

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1963. Open my wardrobe and what do you see? Brown courdouroy smocked dress and white puffy blouse. Navy blue polka dot shift and  striped Danskins.  Parochial school uniform and Peter Pan collars.  Mary Janes, saddle shoes, and Keds. 1973. Open my wardrobe and what do you see? Peasant dresses, halter tops, and army jacket. Denim …

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My lover is an open book. Quite literally. Currently I am intimate with three: White Noise by Don DeLillo. Hilarious, beautiful, and strange. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett.  “Lovely, lyrical, and deeply informative”. and… The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf.  “A big, magnificent, and adventurous book”. Each …

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Looking for bromance? It seems Trump and Putin have been playing footsie under the table. Putin flirts with Trump and Trump’s heart is all aflutter. Tweet, tweet, Vladimir, strong leader. So handsome, shirtless and mounted on your horse. Of course, we have much in common. So Trump, a rank neophyte narcissistically plays the game — …

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“On December 5, 1900, the New York Herald headlines screamed:”   “CHANLER ESCAPES Amelie Rives First Husband IS OUT OF ASYLUM Search Fails to Find Wealthy Demented Man Who Left Bloomingdale Institution… Former Wife, Princess Troubetzkoy, Also Insane.” This is the dark and delicious tale of doomed passion: meticulously researched and wonderfully told in Archie and …

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First date advice from DCSingles: Dress up. Keep it short. Don’t talk about politics, religion, or your ex. Hmmm…not talking about politics is a bit of a challenge especially when you live inside the Beltway. And not talking about it in this Trumpian election cycle seems really hard. A political  junkie, with seven news apps …

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