Tag Archives: relationships

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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Every Day is Mother’s Day

I took this photo of my wife and our recently-born first child when my wife was exhausted. And yet all I see is her bottomless, heart-melting love. “Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person … Continue reading

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Can We Reverse Our “Wing Flaps”?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao Thought for the Week I find the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Nebraska could start a chain reaction leading to a tsunami in Sr Lanka. The point … 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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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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granted

Originally posted on ProlixMe:
You’ll roll your eyes at the mess of my hairbrush. I’ll curse when you forget to lower the toilet seat. One night, we’ll go to sleep still angry and upset. But in the morning, I’ll wake…

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Habits

It took a while to break them in. But I finally did. And by now they were the most comfortable shoes I’d ever owned. So I wore them longer than any shoes I’d had before. I knew them, they knew … Continue reading

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Mental Health: Acceptance (Part I)

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Around 2005, I found my biological mother’s side of the family, and with that came a narrative about my family’s mental health. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent me a thick…

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Relationshipland

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, though I do have goals. More importantly, I have relationships. Although I sometimes wish I didn’t because, frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m much more at home in Mitchland where I … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m in Love with Another Woman

It’s the 34th anniversary of my marriage. Does that make this a bad time to tell the woman that I married I’m in love with someone else? An ex-friend once introduced his wife to the woman he was leaving her … Continue reading

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