A 100% match! I did a double-take on the results of my first foray into computer dating. I hadn't made any concessions on what I said I wanted in a man, clearly stating my "musts": Must be Latino, educated and enjoy sports, theater, movies and Frank Sinatra. My list also included...
"You live in New York. I'm a Los Angeleno to the core. Want to start a friendly coastal rivalry?"
I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in Los Angeles on my terms.
I was single and terrified of relationships. I limited myself to meeting men in cyberspace. The Internet may have wires, but it doesn't have strings. Online chatting was a good way for me to flirt and practice my social skills without fear of getting hurt.
The horses aren't the most majestic creatures on a trip to a dude ranch with her sister.
They met in Bucharest at a talk on Jewish-Mormon relations. He was an American tour guide in L.A., she was an English-speaking Romanian. The bridging of distance and difference began.
A divorced father begins dating a mother of four and is surprised by what gets their relationship through tough spots.
Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85. He joined The Times as a general assignment reporter in 1960 and two years later opened the U.N. bureau as the newspaper was expanding "coverage and news research at all levels," according to a 1962 Times article. In 1968, Fleming moved to Rome to restart a bureau that had been dormant for years and ran it until 1971. At first, he split his time between Rome and Israel, where he helped cover conflicts in the Middle East. While...