Newest Member: Dad2Daughters


FBS: Married 20 years, 2 daughters 27 and 24. Divorced by the grace of GOD. D-Days: 2/23/93; 10/11/97; 3/5/03 Ex & OW Broke up 12-10 "An erection does not count as personal growth."

The Boys in the Boat--great read!

I try and read non-fiction as well as my favorite "fluffy" fiction and beach reads. This was absolutely riveting: it deals with the 1936 Olympics and the Washington University team that was selected to represent the US. GREAT background on the Great Depression and Hitler's 1936 Olympics. The author does a great job discussing rowing: the various positions in an 8-man boat, the kinetics of rowing, the physical toll, etc.

Probably one of the best non-fiction books I've read since Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken (which I also recommend).

OK--anyone else read it or have something in the non-fiction genre to recommend?


4 comments posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Mod, please

Thank you.


1 comment posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Not really sure how to feel

I have been with my SO 10 years this July. We don't co-habitate (mutual choice) but we spend a lot of time together, vacation together, etc. We really enjoy being together.

The pandemic has meant we haven't seen each other for a month, but we speak on the phone at least once daily and send emails during the day.

He is 69; I am 58. We discussed the age difference early on and it doesn't matter. He is very healthy and active, as am I. He had 4 children with his former spouse; I have 2 with mine. His two youngest and my two are close in age.

He asked me tonight to be his executor, take his dog and administrate his estate should he die. He had redone his will because he is concerned about the pandemic. I understand his concern. I will be more than willing to fulfill this responsibility, but I am concerned about dealing with his family issues. None of his children live in the area (hence the request), but his former spouse does and I would go through her to inform his children of any issue with their father. I think that is only respectful, although I have never met her or had any contact with her. They do not communicate.

Any thoughts on how to deal with this should it be an issue? I am flying by the seat of my pants here.


15 comments posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

Best gps tracking device for a car

This is not infidelity related. My mother has mild dementia and until we can take the car away, my sisters and I are thinking about a GPS tracker, preferably one with an alarm that would alert us if she travels beyond a certain radius.

My parents have a summer home which is an access nightmare (think 70-plus steps up a cliff for two people who are 80--just very, very dangerous). They cannot be up there any longer--it's just too dangerous. However, my mother has told all who will listen that this is exactly what they are going to do. Don't know if she'll actually do it, but she's talking about it.

Thanks for any help!


0 comment posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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