Quote of the day


Life around home

Confession: Everything was locking up for me today. First my Kindle. Then Grooveshark. Then my laptop. After ten years of marriage to a tech man, I’ve learned a few things—not to bang the offending item on the countertop, for instance… and that restarting often helps… and even to open Task Manager and fiddle around exiting […]

February 5, 2014

Postscript on love


People

So what about them marital differences? Here’s a parting piece of advice that I would like to learn to take myself—some days I swallow it with a smile, some days I choke. * Please be careful. A woman’s scorn is poison. If you’re going to infiltrate your marriage with scorn, you might as well lace his […]

September 18, 2013

On the myth of true love


People

Confession: Sometimes I am tired of hearing about this “true love” bit. I suspect the way we talk about it is all wrong. We talk about it as the one true path amid a host of bunny trails. We say that it’s waiting, that it’s out there somewhere. We say that we found it, as […]

September 16, 2013

Concerning love


People

To anyone who is worried about whether or not the psycho writer of this blog can be trusted, rest assured. She cannot. However, only in a single five minute period of frivolity has she ever deliberately posed here as someone she is not, say between the hours of 11:17 and 11:22 on a dark Wednesday […]

September 12, 2013

Issues and autos


Life around home, People

My husband is a great man. He’s smart, talented, articulate, and well-informed about the world. I believe in his character and leadership, trusting him implicitly (at least 60% of the time, faking it the last 40) to make good decisions for the welfare of our family. You would think that with so much brilliance at […]

September 3, 2013

A tale of two gentlemen


People

Confession: I have extremely archaic ideas about male behavior. I know they are archaic, but I hold to them stubbornly nonetheless. ***** I stood in line at a busy supermarket, a cartful of groceries in front of me, my sister-in-law in line behind me. We stood there, chatting and waiting, comparing bargains. Waiting longer. Chatting […]

July 29, 2013