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Marriage Proposals

Marriage can be a funny thing. I told Chrisie before we got married that everything that already annoyed her about me still would after the wedding. She didn’t believe me (fun fact: I was right).  She never lived with anyone other … Continue reading

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Careful Consideration

Words have an amazing amount of power, never mind what certain youthful rhymes claim (personally, I’d often rather be beaten with a stick, and possibly a stone or two, than sit through some of the insults I’ve endured). Words have … Continue reading

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Pressure

I’ve never really liked Valentine’s Day. I just don’t like the notion of a day that over time had become engineered to remind lonely people just how lonely they are. It’s especially problematic for Chrisie and me because it falls … Continue reading

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This Wasn’t in the Brochure

When my wife and I married we didn’t have a lot of money. The only real issue this caused is that we never had what most people consider a honeymoon. We did manage to get away for a couple of … Continue reading

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He Used to Like Me

Before my father-in-law was, uh, my father-in-law, he used to take me hunting on his farm frequently. Larry and I hunted squirrel a couple of times, but the usual was quail. Quail was my favorite because it required less silence. … Continue reading

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Crushing Nostalgia

I work for the very school system I attended, so I have many opportunities for nostalgia. One week, I the nostalgia almost overwhelmed me. It started as I walked through the cafeteria of Richview Middle School and saw my seventh grade … Continue reading

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When Technology Fails

When Chrisie and I planned (okay, when Chrisie and her mom planned) our wedding, we placed a high priority on saving money wherever possible. One of the easiest places to save money was the invitations. I knew my way around … Continue reading

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Honey, I Need You

Like most married couples, Chrisie and I have developed our own language over the years. We may speak English, but certain words and phrases have meanings unique to our relationship. Some are recognizable to others and I imagine other couples … Continue reading

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Say What?

I love language. I’m fascinated by all the nuances a single language can have. I enjoy knowing that two people, speaking the same language can mean completely different things. Of course, even when two people from the same region of … Continue reading

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I’m Not the Jealous Type

Chrisie would be the first to tell you that she had some strange ideas about relationships when we first got married. Okay, actually she wouldn’t be the first to tell you, but she would be the first the agree if … Continue reading

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