Category: Marriage

10,000 Moments

I want to tell you about 10,000 moments. But I’m not sure how. Each moment by itself would be too small to see. Too fleeting. Like snow flakes on the lawn. How could one moment be singled out for description, made more special than… Continue Reading “10,000 Moments”

An Anniversary Eve Reflection on Marriage

To celebrate our anniversary tomorrow, my husband went through the 3-inch stack of recipes he clipped from the New York Times over the past few years and threw out all the ones that had fish sauce as an ingredient. It doesn’t quite match religious… Continue Reading “An Anniversary Eve Reflection on Marriage”

Wise and Lucky

Today on our walk through the dog park, my husband turned to me and asked if I agreed that this was the best year of our marriage. I was dumbfounded. In a week, we will have been married thirty-eight years. Actually, today, February 21st,… Continue Reading “Wise and Lucky”

Waiting for the Dinner Bell

On the kitchen counter, there is a plastic bag full of freezer burn and what might possibly be remnants from a Thanksgiving turkey, year unknown. Next to the turkey bag is a small plastic refrigerator contained filled with something red. There is no label.… Continue Reading “Waiting for the Dinner Bell”

My Mother’s Face

After my father died, I found this photo in his bedroom. It was leaning against the mirror of the vanity where my mother had sat painting her nails in a room dark except for the small lamp, her red nails gleaming in the dim… Continue Reading “My Mother’s Face”

Sharing a Cell

All I can say is Thank God, after all these years, We still get along

Pandemic Marriage

Four kids, seven dogs Get the big bottle of rum I’ll wait in the car

The Frosty Limits of Love

So what would you do for love? Walk across the country? Swim the English Channel? Sit on a metal bench at Lambeau Field with 80,000 football zealots in -30 wind chill? For four hours while the sun went down and the wind kicked up… Continue Reading “The Frosty Limits of Love”

My Old Man

Sweet sly vanishing Firefly flashing flying gone Smile before the laugh

Skater Guy

My husband told me this morning that he had a dream about us. In the dream, I was in Key West and he was in Key Largo. If you know the Florida Keys, you know that Key Largo is about ninety miles from Key… Continue Reading “Skater Guy”

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