Marriage Relationships Spouse

    Becoming the Quibblers

    December 1, 2016
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    When I was a young married person, I would sometimes find myself in the company of an older married couple who had been together for a very long time.  And it was impossible not to notice that they would frequently disagree over the most unimportant subjects.   And this disagreement would invariably lead to an argument.

    I used to wonder to myself if this was the way they had been communicating for the past 40 years, and if so, they’ve done a very good job of concealing their battle scars.  Or, could the pattern of their discourse be something more recent?  And if so, what was the fatal wedding anniversary that became the turning point? Continue Reading

  • Politics

    The Elephant Is Still in the Room

    Today is Tuesday, November 15th, one week after the election, and I’m sitting at my computer keyboard trying to be funny and write about anything at all as long as it has nothing to…

    November 15, 2016
  • Friends Politics Relationships

    What Elephant?

    Friendships have a lot in common with a marriage.  You are drawn to another person because, among other reasons, you like the same things, or he\she make you laugh, or because he is able…

    November 1, 2016
  • Anatomy Fashion

    Old Ironsides

    At first, I wasn’t sure why my mind wandered to this particular topic.  It might have been the sense of  torture brought on by endless exposure to political gurus. Or perhaps it was the…

    September 30, 2016
  • Politics

    Overload

    Are you, like I am, ready to throw in the towel? Cry uncle? Knuckle under? Abandon hope? Turn the TV screen to the wall? Make promises to God?  Then you are, like I am,…

    September 15, 2016
  • Politics

    Overheard in the Sandbox

    I know I said you wouldn’t be hearing from me until mid-September, but I felt compelled to interrupt my hiatus to comment on the current political dialogue. You’re a liar. No, you are. No,…

    August 27, 2016
  • Advertising Anatomy Men Relationships

    Here’s the Thing…..

    No doubt my priorities are all screwed up.  There’s so much going on in the world that cries out for serious attention and consideration, and here I sit, obsessing about Viagra commercials. Gun violence,…

    July 16, 2016
  • Aging

    Bowled Over

    On any given day, there are countless reminders that I am an old person.  Not least of which is the pain in my lower back when I uncurl my body from the driver’s seat…

    June 15, 2016