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Real Love

I don’t think Eric and my eyes have ever met in one of those soppy, romantic looks couples give each other over a puddle of vomit before. ¬†Yesterday, however, they did. We’ve been battling a nasty, slow moving stomach virus at our house (four down, four still to go ;-P), and one of the children…

The Sustainable Marriage

I‘ll be offline much of the next few days for the Passover holiday. This is a subject we’re talking about in the Adapting-in-Place class, and one that comes up a lot – how do you make environmental changes with a spouse who isn’t on board? What happens when this strains your marriage? I get emails…

Best Love Song Ever

“Everyone says I love you, but just what they say it for I never knew. Its just inviting trouble for the poor sucker who says I love you.”

I’m a bit short on time today, given that I told my boys that today is “smooch day” and Moms have to kiss their kids as much as possible. Since my boys are all deep in the “ewwww….kissing” phase this means that they are spending every spare minute following me around and daring me to…

Variations on the obligation to love one’s neighbor show up across both the religious and secular spectrum. They tend to provoke a range of responses – from those who attempt to sort out what loving people who are not part of your immediate tribe would mean, to those who reject the necessity. This is not…

It is pouring down rain – Tropical Storm Nicole is dumping 5 inches on us – and the dogs are barking out of control. I can’t see a thing in the storm, but I suddenly realize what they must be barking at – I forgot to put Blackberry in the barn. Blackberry, you see, is…

Note: 1 1/2 feet of snow so far and still falling – we may get more than three by the end (the words “in the higher elevations” are generally the ones you want to listen to when forecasts are made for my area). Power so far, but not expecting it to last. Smaller dog must…

Finding Love

Nearly all the single readers I’ve met have told me how hard it is to find someone who starts with the same basic mindset that they do. They talk about going on dates and trying to figure out when to ask someone “so, do you believe that industrial society has a future?” Or “what do…