SweetBaby and Me Back in the Day

30 Year Wedding Anniversary Today!

  Wow!  I'm so impressed with us because MARRIAGE AIN'T EASY. It's hilarious that I said that because, actually, being married to SweetBaby for 30 years actually HAS been a bit of a sweet ride.  It's true that it isn't easy but we had one thing going for us that has made all the difference … Continue reading 30 Year Wedding Anniversary Today!

Right-on-Time Message from SweetBaby

How to Start Your Husband’s Day Right

Sometimes, and always unexpectedly, I bring fits of laughter to my husband.  I call him SweetBaby - at least I used to.  In three days we'll have been married 30 years.  The pet names don't flow as quickly as they used to.  I need to get back to that.  Besides, SweetBaby is a cool name, … Continue reading How to Start Your Husband’s Day Right

Reflection

Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

I have started this blog 50 different ways in the few hours it has existed.  After all, when you've been playing hide and seek for four decades and everybody forgot you were playing and no one came to find you, how exactly do you show yourself? Do you tear off all your clothes, kick the … Continue reading Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

Don't Focus

Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

Life on the Outside

Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

I bet I'm not the only one. "Normal" is coming back. Here's the problem: I never was "normal"; I never liked "normal"; I was never able to pull off "normal". I haven't missed it, although the way, many ways, it went missing made me angry and distraught. Returning to it is akin to a death … Continue reading Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were