Category Archives: Couplehood

Presents from the Past

My 20th college reunion is right around the corner.  Therefore it’s fitting that I stumbled upon an old spiral notebook that contained a draft of a letter (or you might call it an overwrought meditation) to my boyfriend at the … Continue reading

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Toughness in the Ring

The other day I noticed my engagement ring was broken. There was a crack in the band where it must have been soldered together. Until this split, I hadn’t noticed the seam.  I hadn’t known there was a weak point, … Continue reading

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Watchfulness and Watch-emptiness

My feet were getting wet. I was wearing black and white running sneakers and old white socks.  The socks were worn out, more gray now than white, but they still had the logo from where I used to work stitched … Continue reading

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A Plug for Love That Doesn’t Smell Sweet

Jean Stapleton, the acclaimed actress made famous by her portrayal of Edith Bunker in the 70s sitcom All in the Family, died last week. It made me think back to the TV watching of my youth and how the character … Continue reading

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On Love and Stuff

This is my daughter’s “princess fork” so named because the handle used to be decorated with four Disney princesses.  Now after so many bowls of macaroni and cheese and so many trips through the dishwasher, that image has worn off.  … Continue reading

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The joys of apartment living

We spent last weekend at my friends’ spacious, five-bedroom house.  They have four children who, ranging in age from 3 to 11, sit at the table, eat their dinner, dress themselves, brush their teeth, play independently and play together with … Continue reading

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Don’t keep the lights on

Every cloud has a silver lining. Last night the cloud was an argument between me and my husband.  Like all arguments it had fuzzy beginnings–Best I can remember it started out as a cheerful email, “Hey let’s meet at the … Continue reading

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