Category: marriage

These Things I Give You Today…

These Things I Give You Today…

I’ve always enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. In some of the earliest pictures of me, I’m sitting at a card table, focusing on the pieces, and trying to put them all together. My methods were a little unorthodox – I did not flip over all of the pieces before starting, I did not do the edge … Continue reading These Things I Give You Today…

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Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Hello? Can you hear me out there? [Tap-tap-tap.] How about now? [Screech of feedback.] Whoa! OK, looks like the mic is hot, and I can see that you’re all waiting with bated breath for my next monologue. So what’s the topic, you ask. Why, it’s my wife’s 40th birthday, of course! On one hand I … Continue reading Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Number Thirty-Three: Triggering a Memory

Number Thirty-Three: Triggering a Memory

Sights. Sounds. Smells. Isn't it amazing how memories, both good and bad, can be triggered by the most innocuous things? A song playing on the radio; the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven; the sign outside your hometown, welcoming you back after time away – all of these and more can blindside a … Continue reading Number Thirty-Three: Triggering a Memory