Anniversary Playlist

February 10, 2017

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My 33rd wedding anniversary is a week away.  We will be traveling so I thought I would try to get an anniversary post out in advance.  These tend to be when I am most self-disclosing and self-indulging.  My life goals were fairly simple and have not changed appreciably over the last four decades.  All I […]

Posted in: Love, Marriage, Relationships

When You Love Someone

January 23, 2017

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Among the dangers of writing on topics about which one is passionate is that it is easy to cross the line into a rant.  This one may be as close as I get to doing that. I was driving home from the gym with American Top 40 on the radio playing “When You Love Someone” […]

La La Land

January 16, 2017

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At the end of your life, your relationships are all you’ve got.  Sara Groves It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker SPOILER ALERT.  If you have not seen La La Land and you do not want to know how it ends, read no further.  I am going to talk about the end of the film. […]

A Tale of Two Marketing Strategies

January 11, 2017

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Since DVR’s came into common usage, I rarely see commercials anymore.  If I do, it is either 1) in the gym (no audio), 2) during a football game (sadly watching the Chargers fall apart), or 3) the first commercial in the break is interesting enough to grab my attention before I can get to the […]

Hallmark Movies

January 3, 2017

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Happy New Year to you.  I hope that the year is off to a good start for you and that your resolutions are intact.  Liturgically, we are still in the season of Christmas for a few more days. Among the many rituals surrounding Christmas, my wife is quite fond of watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.  […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

December 22, 2016

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I suppose one should not take the lyrics of some Christmas songs to literally.  Take “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”  Some have observed that Santa’s constant scrutiny is a bit on the creepy stalker side of things.  As a therapist, I note that the first offense against which we are warned is crying.  It […]

Posted in: Relationships

A Tale of Two Bankers

December 5, 2016

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Our family has a few Christmas movies that are mainstays of the holiday season for us.  Amongst them are Scrooge (the musical version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol) and It’s a Wonderful Life.  A few years ago in my other blog (if you actually read that one too) I did three posts on Ebenezer Scrooge, […]