When talking with women


No, I haven’t forgotten. And yes, I offered the opportunity of writing this post to my husband, who laughed out loud. “No, really,” I said, “would you?” “I know better than that!” he said. So I waited. Two days later I asked him again. He looked startled and said “Goodness, when?” Which being interpreted is, […]

November 10, 2014

The fifth suggestion

Life around home, People

I forgot one crucial piece I was going to mention about communicating with men. 5. Round up. Not like a cowboy, like a mathematician. He means well, it just sounds different in manspeak. Round it up to the closest equivalent.  Hm. = I’m listening, keep talking.  Aw. = You poor dear girl, I can only […]

October 20, 2014

When talking with men

Life around home, People

Let me be clear on this: when I am most mocking and piquant about my husband, it’s a sign we’re having fun. When I start writing serious blog posts entitled Thirty Days of Honor, you can bet we’re not doing so well. Ultimate low point of our marriage, right there. Take my word for it; […]

October 19, 2014

Portraits and single ladies


Dear Single Ladies, To be fair, I must needs direct a few words your way as well. And truly, I have somewhat to say unto thee. [And they said unto her, Say on.] There is an enemy to romance lurking in the heart of every woman, single or married, as far as I can tell: […]

June 28, 2014

Scenery and single men


Dear Single Men, It’s been a while since I’ve directed any comments your way, so lest you get too comfortable I thought I’d jot a note to light a fire under your collective rumps. I may have reminded you before that most single women are not single by choice. (Is this ringing a bell? Okay, […]

June 24, 2014

The In-Laws


Last weekend my husband’s parents came to visit. We love them. We love their visits. And I started thinking about the relational stages of in-laws. I wrote this post as a laughing tribute to both the Incredible Man and his family (hereinafter referred to as the Smiths), who love me as their own and who […]

April 14, 2014