Tag Archives: romance

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

My wife and I are celebrating our 35th engagement anniversary tonight. Quietly and intimately, with a candle-lit dinner and a bottle of our favorite wine, at the most exclusive eatery in town: our house. You may have caught the reference … 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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Engaged!

Engaged  [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected.  E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.” My wife and I got engaged 34 years ago today. … Continue reading

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Finding the Love of Your Life

College and Career Night tries too hard. With its lattes and biscotti, and its hip young pastor. Still, he makes you think. And the biscotti melt like magic in the coffee. It’s two nights before Valentine’s Day. Derry pushes a clump … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Reminder

Don’t forget to buy something for that special creep in your life. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~Stephen Chbosky Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Opposites

They say, you know “they,” they say it’s a fact that Opposites nearly always attract. And yet Opposites also sometimes attack. So why don’t we simply give ‘em the sack? Because Opposites are relational crack, they cling to our teeth … Continue reading

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Love Hurts

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ~Neil Gaiman “Honey, … Continue reading

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was … Continue reading

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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it’s technically only spring where I live (though temps are near 90 right now). But if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) … Continue reading

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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to tell this true story about a favorite relative (name changed) in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked … Continue reading

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