Tag Archives: romance

Turning Human Again

Image by Ben Kane The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. After kidnapping Zack, Liulah the cloud shepherd decided to restore … Continue reading

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The “S” Word

My Real Memoir Sex. Along with acting and writing—and, if I’m honest, anything else that got me noticed—sex was beginning to claim a larger and larger chunk of terrain in my brain. At first it had been a distant island, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Love

Once upon a time there was bold young princess, and a dashing young prince. They met, and the rest is, well…the story of our daughter Beth and new son-in-law Sergio. This is a pretty Facebook-y photoblog, but many of you … Continue reading

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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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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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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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The Day My Decadent Life Sprang a Leak

Photo credit: Le Bon Georges, Paris When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d fallen … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train to Paris

Photo credit: Huffpost.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of decadent sensualism … 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 (39 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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