Author Seth Mendelson

Seth Mendelson is the father of two sons, 24 and 21, and lives in Montville, N.J.  He is an award-winning journalist covering business, politics and sports and has been published in such publications as The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in addition to his full-time job.

He lost his wife Donna to non-smoking lung cancer in October 2014.

What Are You Looking For In A Relationship?

I think the problem many of us have on this second go-round is that while being with another person sounds fantastic, it is pretty hard to pull off, especially after spending 50 or 60 years on the planet without that other person in your life.

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The Weekly Ritual Of My Card Table

So that card table and those four hours every week have come to represent the state of my life. Tuesday nights at my house is filled with gossip, idle chatter, political commentary and the status of our favorite sports teams.

single guy tagging along
A Story Of An Uninvited Widower

Within 24 hours, I was told by my buddy that the wives did not want me to tag along. Including a fifth wheel on this trip, it seems, was not what they were looking for. So I was unceremoniously dropped.