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Taking Chances

Giving someone a chance is like selling them a raffle ticket. If they win the raffle, what do they win? Friendship and love are neither gifts nor prizes. Nobody gives another person a chance. When we welcome somebody into our lives, we expect to get something in return.

Take Time to Hang Your Hat

hanging hat

I can be a pretty assertive person, often bordering on aggressive. Once I worked for a boss who used to regularly tell me, “Give me a few minutes to hang up my hat and coat, okay?”
He would say it even when he was wearing neither coat nor hat.

Why Get Married?

wedding cake

As sexuality become less inhibited, popping the question often becomes the question. Satirically put, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? "

World Without Walls

Hot Air Balloon Fest
Photo credit: Alfred Lichtenhauer

"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. John Lennon"

Staying Related

Just Married

Just Married

How do you get from here ↑ to there ↓ ?

Still Married

Still Married

Alone Again

Kitten Alone
Photo credit: George Bonev

The Girl Scout song goes,
"Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold.
"

but sometimes we can't "keep the old."

Winter Blues

In Minnesota, we say there are two seasons ‐
Winter's Coming and Winter's Here.

When Love Leaves You Alone

Cher asks, "Do You Believe in Life After Love?"
The Bee Gees asked "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"
It all boils down to how you survive when love leaves you alone.

Is There a Word?

Is there a way to pinpoint our feelings?
Is there a word, a phrase, a song that will do the job?

My Mentor

You stood by me as I walked a road I had not walked.
You cleared the path ahead of us whenever it was blocked.
You are the breeze that follows the storm.
You make the air seem fresh and new.

lovers under the milky way