Tag: marriage

Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

A couple weeks back I was sitting in a salon chair, cape around my neck, getting a haircut. As the stylist was buzzing the sides of my head, I watched hair slide down the cape and land on the floor. In my mind I always chuckle to myself in those moments: “Boy oh boy, the … Continue reading Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

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Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he … Continue reading Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

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

Number Twenty-Seven: How Porn Almost Ruined My Marriage

When I started this project a couple months back, I made two rules for myself: 1. I would write about whatever tickled my fancy, no matter if the material was being read at a high frequency or not. After all, this process is as much for me as it is for you. Picking topics that … Continue reading Number Twenty-Seven: How Porn Almost Ruined My Marriage