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V-Day Quandary

I didn’t plan it, but a while ago I hit on the perfect solution to the annual Valentine’s Day stress-test, i.e., devising something romantic to do on V-Day. To be honest, I hit upon this solution a long while ago—thirty-eight years ago, to be exact—but it stands up to the test.

Many people, caving in to V-Day expectations and pressure, will plan something big. A recent article looked at setting up a “big night” on the town, with dinner, theater tickets, after-show drinks, and transportation, and ranked ten major U.S. cities by cost. Spoiler alert (though it’ll be no surprise to those of us who have set up an evening like this): city-dwellers can expect to drop between $350 and $550 (USD) for such a night.

My solution is much more affordable, and it has the added advantage of not needing to be “topped” in subsequent years. (more…)

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This Tuesday last, my wife and I celebrated our thirty-sixth wedding anniversary. While we definitely hit some bumps along the way, we’re both very glad that we married and that we stayed together.

Not everyone is a fan of marriage. Back when I still went out a-courting, the anti-marriage refrain was usually “It’s just a piece of paper!”, with second place awarded to those who derided marriage as a patriarchal institution designed to keep women subservient and disempowered. The latter opinion may have been true at one time, but I would argue that marriage today actually provides women with more power, rather than less. As for it being “just a piece of paper,” well, that’s never been true, and in fact, the piece of paper is the least important thing about a marriage. (more…)

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Two people, side by side, promise to love each other forever
It is a hope: that love is an ally
It is a belief: that we are stronger together
It is a dream: of a new history begun
But more than that, it is a statement:
You and I, are We.
And We can take on the World.

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as you look across
the room/table/bed
at him/her/them
your heart’s perfect home

remember this

skin wrinkles
waists thicken
hair goes thin/grey

know this

hearts grow
minds expand
dreams die/are reborn

expect this

we are inconstant
water in life’s river
evolving/adapting/learning

accept this

alive
we change
we are change

want this

life
is our fate
promise
gift

remember this
know this
expect this
accept this
want this

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