Blog Archives for tag love

True romance is a gas

Ten years ago, when my family was stationed in Virginia, a boring weeknight in the suburbs inspired me to write… Continue reading »

Just listen: A father’s full story

I stepped from airport baggage claim into the steamy Richmond sun, and found a bench at curbside pick up. I… Continue reading »

Snow Plows and Wedding Vows

After 23 years of marriage, I know relationships are tested. Power struggles surface during unexpected moments, when complex facets of… Continue reading »

Hair of the Dog

I’ll admit it, I’ve got a problem. I wake up each morning, brain sluggish and throat dry. I’m not thinking… Continue reading »

Puppy Personality Disorder

  A week ago, my life was normal. I showered regularly. I ran errands. I cooked and cleaned. I watched… Continue reading »

Pomp and Unusual Circumstances

By the time the Abbey’s headmaster got to the graduates whose names started with an “M,” my feet were bloody… Continue reading »

Breaking up is hard to do

  We used to be so good together. You comforted me. You made me happy. I loved you… But after… Continue reading »

Father’s Day: Keeping it simple

My 40-something brain regularly forgets that my sunglasses are perched on my head, can’t remember where I parked the minivan,… Continue reading »

Does size matter (in marriage)?

Leaf through any wedding magazine, and you’ll think you deserve only the best for your big event. It’s a once… Continue reading »

I only have eyes for you, Dear. Whether you like it or not.

One busy weeknight while chewing the last bites of pork chops and boxed macaroni and cheese, I asked my husband,… Continue reading »

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