conflict and scotch 

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Love, Marriage, and Divorce Served On The Rocks

The memories in this blog are how I remember things. It might not be exactly as it happened, but years of drinking scotch tends to change history – hopefully for the better

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how much for that cherished memory?

Posted by ad2175 on October 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There are certain things I expected to happen to me as I grew older. I knew I would lose some hair on top of my head (and gain hair everywhere else); I knew I would eventually make those old-man grunt sounds getting up off the couch, and I knew I would most certainly have my kids read the menu to me because I didn't bring my readi...

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to hug or not to hug - that is the question

Posted by ad2175 on September 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be touched; I'm not a house plant sitting off in a corner at parties. I'm just saying, that for me, when I walk into a room, saying "Hello" should be sufficient. Unfortunately that also ...

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call waiting for godot

Posted by ad2175 on September 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When I first separated from my wife (Arlene) something happened that I probably shouldn't have found to be surprising. While married I was used to coming home to a house full of people; three young children and a wife did not make for a lot of down time. After the separation, however, on those days that I didn't see the kids, I now went home to an empty...

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why should you pay for online dating? by Garrett Williams (Guest Blogger)

Posted by ad2175 on August 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If you’re looking for love online, there are plenty of online dating sites full of women waiting to get to know you. But why pay for online dating sites when you can use the free options like Plenty of Fish or even plain old Facebook?


As it turns out, there is a world of difference between the paid and free online dating options, and the fact that such a...

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a scotch a day keeps the doctor away

Posted by ad2175 on July 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm going to tell you the world's worst kept secret: I like to drink. That shouldn't be a surprise since my blog is called Conflict and Scotch and not Conflict and Coffee or Conflict and A-Nice- Glass-of-Warm-Milk-Just-Before-Bedtime.

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life goes by in the blink of the eye

Posted by ad2175 on June 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just h...

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the true story behind that dating profile picture

Posted by ad2175 on April 26, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I was one step away  from finishing my first online dating profile when I was stopped dead in my tracks. I somehow needed to find a photograph that captured the essence of the comfortable-wearing-a-Tuxedo-as-blue-jeans-ballroom-dancing-skinny-dip-loving-cuddle-crazy-macho-poet Frankenstein that I created in my bio. No ...

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life is like a box of chocolates by Jim Buckridge (Guest Blogger)

Posted by ad2175 on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s Tuesday. And there’s been too much going on for my liking this past week. I’m sure it’s no different than what any middle class suburban family of five has going on, but that doesn’t make matters any more palatable. I like quiet and simplicity. I hate being overly busy and even mild chaos throws me off.

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an actor's life for me

Posted by ad2175 on March 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I experimented with being a thespian once but that was back in my college days.


I have a great love of movies and I always thought in the back of my mind that I could be an actor. However, I never really made an effort to fulfill that small, but persistent, dream. I never worked on school plays or musicals in high school and was co...

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wilderness chick

Posted by ad2175 on March 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Back in the early to mid-nineties when I was writing and submitting serious short fiction, or what I would categorize now as 'shit no one wanted to read' I found a champion of my work on the internet. I submitted a short story called 'sale' about a man who finds the meaning of his life while rummaging through the house...

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