Tag Archives: romance

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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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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