Milt’s summer hiatus, and “I only want the positives”: The secret to a lasting relationship without the heartaches, with guest expert Cynthia Brian

Friends, I will be taking the remainder of the summer off from my weekly blog posts. I may post the occasional piece, time permitting, but Mia and I have recently been engaged in an enterprise entirely unrelated to relationship counseling, one that we are finding both wildly fulfilling and quite time-consuming, thus I am simply … Continue reading

“A hero is anyone who has fought in war”, and a Memorial Day Special: Demetrius Toteras, Korea and the 1st Persian Gulf War

I’ve said this before but I’m generally not a fan of holidays and the pressure to get out and spend, our patriotic duty it would seem. Oh, I love Christmas and New Years and always will, but most of the others strike me as contrived (Valentine’s, MLK, Chavez, President’s Day…) and without great meaning. I’ll … Continue reading

The blessing and curse of Motherhood, and Using Her for Sex: What Love Isn’t, with guest experts, Merry and Burl Hall

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! I will be wishing my wife and the mother of my boys, Mia, a more personal Mother’s Day later this evening, but here, I would like to pause for a moment and reflect on the meaning of this day and the general state of Mothering across the planet. Mother’s Day should … Continue reading

Clean shoves it down Milt’s throat, and Alone in a crowded room: Loneliness and being isolated from everything

Yesterday I was pleased to take a phone call from a guy I haven’t talked to in years, an old friend who once studied alongside me under Demetrius Toteras and who, for whatever reasons, had fallen off my radar screen. ‘Clean‘, as he calls himself now, is just that, clean, as he reports, clean of … Continue reading

Julius Caesar and the Ides of March, and my soul-mate: An open oral love letter to Mia, with guest expert, Lori ‘Minky’ Radcliffe

The Ides of March, friends, are upon us; beware! Indeed, one of history’s most inglorious moments took place in 44 B.C. in ancient Rome, when Julius Caesar was given his forewarning of death, and mocked it. Now, there remains some confusion over just what is meant by the ‘Ides of March’. Some have held it … Continue reading

Milt’s controversial Classical interpretations, and Limiting Life’s possibilities to 2: The Trap of Dualistic Thinking, along with guest expert, Angela Levesque

Mia and I were at a dinner party recently, when a guy I’d only met once came rushing enthusiastically up to me. “Milt, I fuckin’ love your show, man!” he gushed, crushing my hand in his. “Mia is so unpredictable and she’s just spot-on with the advice, and you, my man…” I waited for the … Continue reading

Cleaning up after Death, and the MiltnMia Show Valentine’s Day Special: Tips for developing a loving relationship

The business of Death is not pleasant, friends… That’s what we’ve been dealing with all week, tying up all my mother’s loose financial ends, which are, sadly, many. Thankfully, my sister, the executor of Mom’s estate, and I are in mutual agreement as to how to proceed, and I don’t expect any squabbles over money … Continue reading

The Guy with The Red Helmet, The Rise of Polyamory, and more from the MiltnMia Compatibility Checklist

The Guy with The Red Helmet is a small hummingbird with bright crimson plumage on his head who has befriended me. He comes around every afternoon while I sit outside and repose, and we chat and stare at each other before he whizzes off to wherever, only to come roaring in again a few moments … Continue reading

Americans create their own problems, laughing at the phrase, “I can’t,” and Oppressive Mothering Syndrome (OMS): Smothering your kids with Fear

I was asked the other day, in a radio interview coming out in November, why my blog was remarkably clear of any of today’s headlines. “Milt, shouldn’t you get in step with what people want to hear?” the hostess said, and I replied, “No, I disagree, rather than fueling our fears, I gotta not give … Continue reading

Aristides the Just, the need for a F#ck Buddy, and MiltnMia’s Compatibility Checklist

I generally do not engage or respond to political ‘shots’, since we Plebes actually do not have a dialogue with our leaders and thus the whole idea of debating over this or that political figure and what they promise ‘to do for us’ is effectively pointless. Occasionally, however, I am baited into an exchange where … Continue reading