Forever is Never Too Long

Thanks to Rhonda Partain for inspiring this. I believe that if you truly love someone, forever is never too long. Most marriages aren't fraught with the turmoil that ours was. When my late husband Bill and I were married in the fall of 2005, I was in my forties, and he was nineteen years my … Continue reading Forever is Never Too Long

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A Plantain is Not the Same Thing as a Banana: Merging Family Menus

by N. M. Cedeno My husband got lucky in food when he married me. He didn’t have to adapt to a foreign flavor palette the way I did. When people create a new joint household, whether they like it or not, the foods they eat regularly will change depending on each family member’s culinary history. … Continue reading A Plantain is Not the Same Thing as a Banana: Merging Family Menus

Oh my, Valentine!

    Have you ever wondered about the origins of Valentine's Day? Where did our favorite romantic holiday find its many symbols--the pink and red, the cards, the sweets, and the hearts? Is it really, as some suggest, a holiday cooked up by greeting card companies?   Valentine's Day is an old holiday, with roots … Continue reading Oh my, Valentine!

How I Fell in Love with My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor

In the winter of 2002, I was single and living here in Sheridan, Wyoming.  A couple of months after subscribing, I decided to pose a question on Newsreel, an audio magazine where people with visual impairments could share ideas and music and trade or sell items. Being a writer who attended workshops away from my … Continue reading How I Fell in Love with My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor

It Was Lovely

* * * Posted by Kathy Waller This week my husband and I celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. We both started out late, and we're rather pleased with ourselves for completing our first decade together. In honor of the event, I'm posting a piece that appeared several years ago on my personal blog. ***** I … Continue reading It Was Lovely

What is Love? by Abbie

This Post by Abbie Taylor When my late husband Bill proposed to me, it was a complete shock. For two years after meeting through a magazine, we’d carried on a long distance relationship via e-mail and phone. He lived in Fowler, Colorado, 500 miles away from my hometown of Sheridan, Wyoming. I thought he just … Continue reading What is Love? by Abbie