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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 (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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The Ultimate Comfort Food

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) I really should write about “turkey with all the trimmings. After all, it’s the American Thanksgiving meal. And I do love it. But Thanksgiving means tons of preparation. And most of my food-associated … Continue reading

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My Summer of Love

Summer Memories (Part One) Martha. An old-fashioned name for an old-fashioned girl. The moment I met her I admired her. She was one of three sisters. There was a “rebellious one,” a “baby-of-the-family,” and a “good one.” Martha was the … Continue reading

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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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