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

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

My son pays me the ultimate compliment, “I can’t stop myself!”: The Cheating Gene found only in women, and thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey

I received perhaps the highest compliment I have ever gotten recently, and I’d like to share it with you, especially you parents: I was sitting outside the other day with my friend and partner, Vic, along with my youngest son, Orson, and the talk turned philosophical, particularly, how each of us viewed our impending deaths … Continue reading

“That donut keeps calling me!”: Addiction, Self-Control and Choosing who you want to be, with Christina Santini

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men… My computer’s hard drive suddenly decided it had had enough this week, and thus my entire on-line existence was thrown into confusion. I got up to go to work earlier this week and found the computer dead, and nothing I or my tech friend could do … 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

Anthropomorphizing our pets, Screwing every man you meet: Promiscuity and Girls from broken homes, and Milt’s thoughts on the Super Bowl

Julius Caesar was headed to the Forum one day when he saw a bunch of foreign women with tiny, prettified dogs in their arms. The women were ooohing and aaaahing and making a huge scene while they lavished their pets with attention. Caesar turned to a friend, “They must not raise children were they come … Continue reading

7 billion versions of reality, and “My husband is a rapist?” Perspectives on Rape, Marriage and De-Sensitized Modern Life

Hmmm, seems some people have very thin -and demented- skins… Got an email this week from a man I’ll not mention, but the email was full of what we might call ‘vitriol’. I get emails from time to time from oddballs and others who just like to bash people, especially public figures, and I usually … Continue reading