Tag Archives: introspective

Be good to yourself

There have been a boatload of words written about Robin Williams this week.  I have to say that I was only a casual fan of Williams’ work – he was frequently too frenetic and intense for me to really appreciate … Continue reading

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For a moment

I was walking home from work tonight and all night long, I’ve felt a little bit off. I haven’t been able to put my finger on why I felt that way or what was causing it, but nonetheless, it was … Continue reading

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Lessons in love and loneliness

My wife’s new book, Love Lessons, is out today. It doesn’t really matter that this is her 14th novel (counting the ones she has cowritten with Marie Sexton) – it’s always a bit of a thrill when something I know … Continue reading

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Pieces of this and that

Heidi’s out of town at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Kansas City which leaves Anna and me at home alone.  I’ve had the last couple of days off of work which has been nice but I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Sweeping for mines

Everyone has their go-to game for when you want to turn your brain off a little bit.  For my wife, it’s solitaire.  For others, it’s something like Tetris or Bubble Galaxy.  For me, it was always Minesweeper. Back in my … Continue reading

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Blog in a coma

It was never my intention  to post on January 18th and then proceed to take the rest of the month off from blogging.  I guess, like so many other things in life, it just happened.  At first I felt kind … Continue reading

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Santa mythbusters

This year is, from everything I can tell, the last year that my daughter is going to believe in Santa Claus.  She’s actually kind of a standard deviation or two away from the norm, because I think most kids by … Continue reading

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