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Spike in Divorce or Baby Boom

May 4, 2020


What will be the relationship impact of us all sheltering at home?  I read an article[1] that reported a spike in divorce filings in China that was attributed to couples spending too much time at home together due to COVID.  On a separate note, my wife had speculated a baby boom[2] this winter resulting from […]

The Good Place – Part 3 – Counseling

December 11, 2019


Same episode.  Same conversation.  Same spoiler alert.  If you missed the backstory, here is part 1.   Michael: But mostly you wanted answers.  The soul mate one, in particular.  So, I used it to torture you, which, again, sorry.  If soul mates do exist, they’re not found.  They’re made.  People meet, they get a […]

Lose Your Wife, Lose Your Mind

September 25, 2019


Lose Your Wife, Lose Your Mind[1] A recent study from Michigan State University ( found a relationship between marital status and the likelihood of developing dementia.  Studying 15,000 adults over the age of 52 for a 14 year period, those who were married had the lowest incidence of developing dementia while those who were divorced […]

When You Love Someone

January 23, 2017


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” […]


October 20, 2015


Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.  Romans 13:7 Show proper respect to everyone. 1 Peter 2:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Romans 12:17 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, […]

“How are you doing with that?” Revisited or “Hello, McFly”

May 14, 2015


Pastor to the man: “Will you have ______ to be your wife, to live together in holy marriage?  Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?” Man: I will.          from “A Service of […]

Contaminating the Fantasy (Part 2 – The AP)

April 25, 2015


“You do realize, that if you actually dated her, saw her on a regular basis, lived with her, that she would find some fault with you, right? That she would find some things about you that drove her crazy.  That she’d make demands of you that you wouldn’t like.  That she’d get angry at you?”  […]

What Just Happened?

May 22, 2014


“Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say.” Lennon/McCartney “And I’m standing here, and you’re miles away, and I’m wondering why you left.”  John Waite “I don’t understand what she needed.  I gave her everything; she threw it all away on nothing.”  Tom Petty “Something inside has died that I can’t hide […]

It’s Hard

November 23, 2013


Brene Brown is a professor and researcher of shame and vulnerability.  You can find a number of videos of her talks on the internet.  Here is a link to one from The Up Experience in 2011:  She is also the author of Daring Greatly, a book about how courage and vulnerability is transformational in […]