The Elephant in the Room

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Image adapted from this one. The other day I had a physical, a new occurrence actually since until this year I never had health insurance. I’m in good health thankfully so being self-employed it was never really a necessary expense. But now being the law I have it and since I do,…

The Steeper Slope

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My husband and I rarely fight. Our relationship is 95% amenable and 5% conflict. Not too bad at all. But that 5% is always dramatic and surprising. This is because we are in many ways an awkward match due to a sizable age difference and completely different cultures. Between the two it…

Patience…well it takes time

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These days it seems we never have patience for anything. Now it seems we have less and less patience to wait when in the past, that same wait was tolerable. Case in point… I remember when I first saw a “web page”. It was in 1995 and I had just graduated art…

Year of Love

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This year, I declare, should be a year of love. It certainly will be for us. This year has been filled with far to much hate — hate for race-based violence, hat for the police, hate for non-hetero love, hate for obama, hate for republicans, hate for guns, hate for gun control,…

Multicultural Love

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It’s hard enough to make any relationship work it seems with the pressures of every day life, with the fact that we all grow and change. So it seems, therefore, that trying to make a relationship work that also crosses different cultures, especially radically different cultures with a language barrier, near impossible….