Marriage

You CAN Marry the Right Person; It’s NOT a Mystery!

When I read the New York Time’s “Modern Love” column this morning, “Mysteries of the Heart, Unsolved,” written by Ann Hood, I was reminded of Alain de Botton’s opinion piece in the New York Times “Sunday Review” on May 28, 2016 and my rejoinder: Why You Can Marry the Right Person! Alain de Botton wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times “Sunday Review” on May 28, 2016, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. The article sparked a slew of letters in response. Because I am convinced that [...]

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Marriage|

Military Rituals Honor a Life Well Lived

The funeral was short, meaningful, perhaps a quarter hour of memories and prayers.  A daughter had organized a slide show of his life, in chapters.  Childhood.  Marriage, a union that had lasted more than sixty years.  Military service.  Children.  Work.  Grandchildren.  Travel. Adventure. The sanctuary was crowded.  He had touched many lives and we wanted to say goodbye.  To pay tribute as his soul moved on. Presenting the American Flag My husband and I had not been close [...]

September 5th, 2016|Categories: Character, Loss, Marriage|Tags: , , |

Cataract Surgery and NOT Driving the Car

David had eye surgery a few weeks ago. For months he had found reading to be challenging and colors distorted. Because of our winter trips to Paris, scheduling the removal of his cataracts, one eye at a time, had required serial delays. Neither of us thought that being across an ocean during his follow-up period was a good idea. Finally, the surgery date had come. The idea of a knife going into his eye, even with the assistance of a [...]

Why You CAN Marry the Right Person!

Alain de Botton wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times “Sunday Review” on May 28, 2016, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. The article sparked a slew of letters in response.  Because I am convinced that I married a man who was and is very much the “Right Person”, I want to add my own voice and reflection – along with a song by Linda Worster – that captures my own dissenting opinion. Mr de Botton makes [...]

Measurement Affects What We Believe

The last four years have seen two major breakthroughs from astronomy that will forever alter our world view. In March of 2013 the CERN officially announced the results of two sets of experiments at its Large Hadron Collider that had been unofficially publicized several months earlier (http://home.cern/topics/higgs-boson). A new particle named the Higgs Boson, perhaps occurring in different variations, was identified as responsible for mass and its transformation. The Higgs Field in which it occurred was not an electromagnetic one. [...]

Sharing IS the Essence of Loving

After almost one month in France, the tasks of re-entry on our return seem routine: David turns up the heat, programs the phones back to the answering machine default, coordinates mail retrieval, reconnects the laptop to the networked printer. This trip he also tracks down delivery of the missing suitcase, follows up on details that developed after his wallet was stolen, and coordinates our (as well as his) calendar commitments. Meanwhile, I check in with people, balance the checkbook, monitor [...]

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Intimacy, Marriage, Paris & France|Tags: , , |
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