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Jun 15, 2021

Barry’s face glows with promise and hope when he explains what one thing he’s working on—building the rest of his life around—where he finds meaning and beauty.

You’ll also hear about Barry’s ninety-day date-cycle.

How Barry landed on the roof of a barn.

The frustration of six first dates (and no 2nd dates), and what Barry thinks it reveals.

How much should you share on a first date—like a liver transplant?

Dark humor for coping. When to go dutch--this might surprise you.

How Barry manages deep dark depression with this life or death trade-off.

And plenty more.


  • How Much Do I Share?
  • Six First Dates
  • The Biggest Nut
  • Got Nothing In Common?
  • I Landed On The Roof Of A Barn!
  • The "Still" Word--Why I Don't Like It
  • Celibate By Choice
  • Dark Humor Helps Again
  • Who Pays?
  • Liver And Onions
  • You're Alive Again
  • A F&%$ing Ray Of Sunshine
  • What I'm Building My Life Around
  • Absence Of Love--What I Feel
  • Hope--There's Love Out There Again
  • Missing Emotional Intimacy


Barry's past episodes with his Once-Upon-A-Time story:

The Phoenix is a Poet - Parts 1,2, and 3.

Listen to the first 90 seconds. Ted Talk: What a sex worker can teach us about human connection--Nicole Emma.

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