Marriage Is Not For Sissies Or 24 Things I Have Learned In 24 Years of Marriage

Marriage is getting irritated by the things that always irritate you. And tolerating it because it is way over-balanced by the good stuff

24 years of marriage. That’s what September 15th meant for me. We had celebrated earlier so I didn’t remember until I was driving to work. I called him. Told him I loved him. I got grocery store flowers when I got home. Beautifully arranged by the way. What ever did we do without grocery store […]

Why I Didn’t Leave. Until I Did.

Why I Didn't Leave Until I Did

The discussion of why women don’t leave. I have been listening. There has been excellent conversation noting the complexity and reality of the danger an abused woman faces. The impact of the emotional abuse and isolation she has likely suffered for months or years prior to that. The idea that the question should switch to, […]

When Can I Dance Again? Saying Good-bye To A Friend

When Can I Dance Again? Saying Good-bye To A Friend

I am saying good-bye to a friend. Gary Lyons. Not a name perhaps that many of you know. He used to live in Fayetteville. Springdale to be exact. Moved to Springfield several years ago. His obituary will tell you he was a theater guy. Director. Actor. I am not as familiar with all his theatrical […]