Oops. I mean spouses swapping things, not swapping spouses. Whyever would I imply sucha thing? Silly me. Maybe it’s because I’m going to talk about hot women and porn (I am). Maybe it’s because Kurt and I recently made a permanent deal. We rarely make these. They’re kind of like postnups but they’re verbal. You … More Spouse Swap: A True Christmas Story
The day after Thanksgiving, WordPress issued a photo challenge on the word “thankful.” Here is my response. What I am thankful for, more than anything else, is my husband and his belief in me. Kurt makes me a better person. He loves me unconditionally. He’s been my best friend since we began dating in the … More Thankful: My Husband, My Best Friend, My Patron of the Arts. (Weekly Photo Challenge)
Earthquake. I was in bed, tucked snugly between my pillows, laptop in hand, and it suddenly felt like somebody was pushing against the wall behind me, jostling the back of the bed. I remembered why I don’t sleep naked in L.A.
I don’t know how to say goodbye. Today is the last full day in Madison before we move on and I am thinking of all the ways I’ve said goodbye in a lifetime. Before Kurt, before I knew what a healthy relationship was, I broke up with old boyfriends by either waiting it out, hoping … More Madison Goodbye, Part 1
Grateful… For my husband. There is nothing that equals a marriage except one that contains the best friendship you could ever imagine. For a mentor and friend, who reminded me this morning that “Life is a privilege. It’s not why. It’s how.” For the Madison Indiana Observer, who gave me a lovely shout-out yesterday…
If you prefer your Marla in a box of sunshine, this post is not for you. Close the window and return tomorrow. There will be a new rainbow, or fluffy kittens and plenty of sunshine when you come back, and our relationship will be none the worse for it. But today I’m lonely. I’m sad. … More Heritage Trail Day 2: Grief and Loneliness…and one more wipeout.
This was my husband’s reply, trailing off in a fit of laughter, after I told him of my morning encounter. I went through the list of characters I’ve met in the last few days of watching the Madison-Milton Bridge Project on the Ohio River. I try my best to give a character sketch and, more … More “It’s a good thing you’re already married…”