Category Archives: Marriage

New Beginnings Are Hard


New beginnings are hard. Sometimes we make a conscious choice to start over again, or at least change directions. At other times, the decision is forced upon us. Regardless how it comes about, change represents both danger and opportunity. In … Continue reading

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The Truelove


August is already upon us, as well as another Monday. This Poem of the Week deals with a challenge we all face, and the means to deal with it – the power of faith. Wishing you all a safe passage … Continue reading

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BBQ Humor


New Standard Operating Procedures released today. Please learn. BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Language reveals a great deal about a culture. Given the centrality of snow in their lives, it should not come as a surprise that for those natives living above the Arctic Circle, there are over 230 different words to describe … Continue reading

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Love’s Sacrifice


Approaching the Christmas holidays, I was looking to post an inspirational story, when I came across this one on a site, wealthygorilla.com It’s a different take on the classic O’Henry short story, and one which made me think repeatedly about … Continue reading

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Enduring


Welcome to Poetry Monday, and a small dose of normalcy before enduring the results of the elections tomorrow. Hopefully, you will have all exercised your plebiscite. Enduring We like our numbers and measurements, quantification against chaos, hope in description as … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Life?


What Should I Do With My Life? We are living through hard times, perhaps the hardest that many of us have experienced.  It is during times like these that people are most likely willing to change the course of their … Continue reading

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Alone


I see them in my office, their look slightly haunted by the memories of having been here before, though not alone. Their fingers absent-mindlessly trace the circle of their wedding band, as we talk not about their own illness, but … Continue reading

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Couples


It’s Poetry Monday, and time to be on the road again with my favorite poet. For those of you in the USA, happy Labor Day! couples rigid postures like cats facing off, words in bursts, glances lancing in and away, … Continue reading

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The Harvard Happiness Project


The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest running study of happiness. Begun in 1938, the study has followed 724 men since they were sophomores at Harvard University. The researchers have collected data every 2 years, asking questions about … Continue reading

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