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Something Wonderfully Wrong

On a blustery January day 39 years ago, I met a girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought … Continue reading

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My Biggest Hits of 2021

Forget the Oscars or the Grammys! Here’s the “Best” list you’ve really been waiting for: My Most Read and Liked Posts of 2021! Please, hold your applause. No, seriously, I’m not that self-centered (why are you looking at me that way?). … Continue reading

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The Common Threads That Connect Us All

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
You never know what your going to get. Random, I know but….today, I’m a poetry rebel and challenge you to explore beyond the acceptable tends. There are a lot of poets out…

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Our Masterpiece

Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary I love the fact that the sky is always changing, never exactly the same, sometimes subtly different, sometimes breathtakingly so. Last night the moon was a shimmering crescent cradled by a perfectly-formed diamond of zelkova branches. … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentine’s Day Notes to Self

We’re heading into the snowiest Valentine’s Day weekend ever. But in the meantime, wife still has to go to work. So I man up and get out there in below-freezing temps (Real Feel: minus 80°) and shovel the driveway. It … Continue reading

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The Day We Met

I had no idea the person I’d just met (38 years ago yesterday) would change my life forever, and almost entirely for good (the “almost” is purely subjective—those are the parts of each other we haven’t finished fixing yet). I’m … Continue reading

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No One Does Christmas Like My Wife

My Friday photoblogs usually feature images I’ve found online. But this time I didn’t have to look so far. I just grabbed my phone and began chronicling how my wife beautifies our home, especially during the Christmas season. Which starts … Continue reading

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Marriage : An Inspired Life

Originally posted on Sunshiny SA Site:
Married twenty nine years yesterday, I chanced upon this on social media. Had to share.? He is 85 and insists on taking his wife hand in hand wherever they go. When I asked why…

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My Wife and I Are Poster Kids!

I couldn’t mention this until today, because it’s kinda hush-hush. Also, because we were out of town, and wife Trudy refused to let me tip off burglars that our house was unoccupied (except for a six lb. attack kitty) and … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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