Marriage Category

The newbie wed – prologue

For those of you who have been kind enough to follow me for the last year, you know I talk a lot about my relationship with my significant other, Geoffrey and my experiences living among his extensive family in Southern California. You can view previous posts to see the earlier stories about our meeting and marrying back […]

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The Un-y-moon – Part II

Here is part II of the wedding series, tweaked and amplified a bit.  I had several requests to re-post them together.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a moment of caution last fall when I first wrote this series, and feared that I would alienate everyone, including my husband, by being so […]

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To be or not to be … a parent

When I was on jury duty, we had a lot of downtime waiting on the benches outside the courtroom until our case resumed.  In a previous post, I mentioned that the halls would reverberate with the anguished discussions of people involved in contentious divorces and child custody battles. I often sat next to a fellow juror in […]

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Till death (all of) us do part

This is what I would consider a ‘think piece’ and it is still a thinking-in-progress, really my mind working out loud, so please indulge me as I spin this.   I have the rare opportunity to be forced out of my comfortable niche and into a foreign environment, little different from the one that Margaret […]

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The last straw-woman

[Three second warning, this post falls into the “everything” end of the tagline spectrum…those who have not had their first cup of java, brace yourselves or come back when fortified.] 🙂 This was a topic I had planned to discuss about two months ago.  And, I had a different title in mind. However, as life […]

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