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Cross-Country Seeking: Road Trips Can Test a Friendship—and Bring Family Closer

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - — My dad and I shared road trips—some forty years apart. This is what happened. In the summer of 1976, our nation’s Bicentennial, my buddy Colt and I decided to buy two Harleys and ride from Miami to California. This was long before dentists and other grey-haired Republicans took to being “bikers” in late-middle age, […]

October Call for Submissions

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Fall is creeping up on us, and “creepy” might be a fun prompt for the spooky month of October.  Have you ever had an experience you can’t rationally explain?  Do you believe in spirits or spooks?  Do you find yourself at a loss while contemplating the great mysteries of life? “Life is a Mystery” will […]

Go Slow Over the Rough Parts

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The world’s first recorded road trip took place in Germany in the summer of 1888 when Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz, traveled 60 miles to visit her mother, but without the consent of her husband. She was trying to promote his new invention, the present day Mercedes-Benz, and I’ll be damned if that automobile didn’t take […]

Shredded Tires and Gas Station Gourmet

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The open road uncoils before us like a black vein stretching towards eternity, carrying us to the sublime destinations we dream about. The best trips are those that have the power to stay lodged in your memory for lifetimes to come. There is no greater joy than the feeling of freedom experienced as the hum […]

Go West, Young Woman: Getting Away

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The summer of 1996 seems far removed from the world I know today – the Internet in its infancy, Seinfeld gearing up for its second-to-last season, smartphones and ipads and personal GPS as seen only on Star Trek. Gleaming Doc Marten boots, smooth and deep-purple, like a stone bruise or a bad decision, held a […]

5 Lessons Learned from Road Trips

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Since our son was born three years ago, our family has taken two big road trips. Prior to these road trips, the furthest I had traveled was from Oklahoma to Missouri. The first big trip we made as a family was from Oklahoma City to Minneapolis. It was a business trip for my husband, and […]

Meeting, Mating, Swiping and Liking: Which Dating  Apps Do It Best?

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Digital dating apps are a dime-a-dozen. It’s mind-boggling to try and make up your mind which ones to sign up for. Guidance, please! Don’t worry and chill, because this blog is written for singles who want to know which of the most successful dating apps are also the most popular dating apps. So, we’re going […]


Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - September will be here before you know it (and why-oh-why does the summer always go by so quickly?) so we are gearing up to get back on a schedule here at Heart and Humanity. Our monthly theme, therefore, will be Back to School: Lessons Learned Of course you can write us a piece about actual […]

Dating After 50: In Eight Steps

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I never thought I’d be dating again at my age. Dating. Eeee. Someone spare me, please! But we make mistakes, and we make them willingly, and they come to roost. Then: they go away, and we start dating again. Whoopee. Step One My last wife and I met online, through Yahoo Personals, just after 9-11. […]