Tag: relationships

  • A wealth of affection

    A wealth of affection

      I fell asleep in my desk chair last night. Not sure why – it hadn’t been a strenuous day. But I was awakened by the First Reader poking me and saying “go to bed.” I demurred, and he said “no, you fell asleep sitting up. Bed.”  There are things to be said for having…

  • Birdsong and Crickets: Dealing with Introspection

    Birdsong and Crickets: Dealing with Introspection

    I’m sitting on the porch in the early morning hours. It’s not exactly dark, despite the pre-dawn hour. The neighborhood has a few street lights. I can see my coffee cup on the table next to me well enough to find it without dunking fingers or knocking it over. The air resonates with a myriad…

  • Blind Nobility

    Blind Nobility

    A good friend posed a question on social media recently on behalf of a young person. My friend and I are about the same age, and the youngster is about the age of our children. She asked roughly: ‘would it be a good idea for this person to stop their school and get a second…

  • Creativity Amid Chaos

    Creativity Amid Chaos

    I was sitting here wondering what I could write about, when it dawned on me – slowly, and through a lot of clouds – that what I needed to write about was not writing. I have been acutely conscious that since sometime in, um, possibly January (in other words, all of this year) I have not…

  • The Peril of Niceness

    The Peril of Niceness

    The First Reader and I started out our day with a small conversation, but it was more of a running topic we’ve mulled over together for years, now. Probably from even before he and I got together. The topic is something along the lines of ‘nice guys finish last’ and (get your minds out of…

  • Heigh ho, Heigh Ho

    Heigh ho, Heigh Ho

    Oh, wait, wrong dwarves. I woke up this morning to my mother having shared this medley of Tolkein songs, performed acapella, and, well, it’s fun! But before that, my husband invited me to sit outside in the pre-dawn dark with him. Ohio being Ohio, it’s currently in the mid-60s, rainy, and positively balmy out there.…