Tag: relationships

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

All your adult life, you’ve been picking out bad boys, guys who charm your mother but have a lot of traffic tickets. Guys who ride motorcycles that aren’t paid for but, because they are smiling all the time, it doesn’t seem like such a… Continue Reading “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”

Happy Birthday, Sis, Assuming You’re Still Alive

If you are estranged from a family member, you might not know whether he or she is still alive. This is an odd concept for many of my friends whose families vacation together, babysit each other’s kids, and celebrate every holiday together. Would anyone… Continue Reading “Happy Birthday, Sis, Assuming You’re Still Alive”

Adoption Dreams

The depressing thing about adoption is that it doesn’t always turn out the way we hoped. The amazing thing about adoption is that sometimes it does. For parents who start out with a script, a fixed picture in their heads of what they and… Continue Reading “Adoption Dreams”

33 Words on True Greed

No one is as stingy as the one who sees the time for a compliment and lets it pass, reluctant to part with even the tiniest jewel and risk their own diminished sparkle. _______ Photo – Ashton Mullins

#17/100: Easing the Sting

I’m glad Sting didn’t have a chance to talk to my dad before he died. He would have really queered my deal. Sting announced today that he wouldn’t be leaving his $300 million to his six children but intended to spend it instead; he… Continue Reading “#17/100: Easing the Sting”

#16/100: The Agony Wars

Sadder still is when already ill people break their legs falling over toys their distracted children left scattered carelessly, and are too late to help a dying friend dial the phone for help.  

#10/100: My Favorite Mistake

My favorite mistake is sleeping on the couch wearing a pair of khaki shorts and a Milwaukee Brewers sweatshirt. When I tell people that we’d only known each other a few months when we married 30 years ago, deciding on one Tuesday to get… Continue Reading “#10/100: My Favorite Mistake”

About a Dad

This time of year everyone has a great dad. If your dad is dead or very old, he has become a small legend, a tiny statue with a bobblehead that you can keep on your dashboard so when you pull up to a hot… Continue Reading “About a Dad”

#5/100: A Quick Slice

If you leave now, they’ll all know you did it, you’ll be guilty, they’ll never let you go, just stay put, wipe the sauce off your lip, there, I’ll deal with you later. _________ All my 33-worders are dedicated to Trifecta, a great little… Continue Reading “#5/100: A Quick Slice”

Fly Like an Eagle

Friends can really queer your deal. You think you’re all competent and able and a friend comes along and starts feeling sorry for you for whatever reason, obvious or not, and you become a six-year old looking for a big hand to hold crossing… Continue Reading “Fly Like an Eagle”

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