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Oboe's New Girlfriend

Oboe used to have a girlfriend. Her name was Oboe’s Girlfriend. We got her in a bundle of used bird toys from someone on Kijiji. She didn’t look all that special to me, but Oboe fell head-over-heels in love with her. She was lovely and soft and she had a sweet little bell-like voice, and [...]

Ask Me Anything #4: Romance, Part II

This is the second part of my response to Patti about romance. Part I is here.

My love life wasn’t always a bed of roses. Most of what I know about romantic relationships, I learned the hard way, by making lots of mistakes. (I think you can learn a lot from studying your mistakes, especially [...]

Ask Me Anything #3: Romance, Part I

Patti asks: “I would like to read your thoughts about romantic relationships. What has life taught you about them? What makes for a good relationship or a bad one for you? should a good one still take work, sometimes hard work?”

Such a timely question, Patti, because today is GC’s and my 50th anniversary! Fifty months, [...]

An unusually romantic Valentines Day

We don’t usually make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, but this year we got swept up in it for some reason. Maybe it’s because you can’t ignore Valentine’s Day when you’re surrounded by symbols of romance, like lovebirds and a dog named Rose.

Speaking of which, every time we tried to share a [...]

The Good Lovelies and Valentines Day

GC and I went to a Bobcat house concert last night. The Good Lovelies were playing in local blogger Bob LeDrew’s house.

I first saw The Good Lovelies at the Folk Festival last summer, and was enchanted. They were even more enchanting last night. If you haven’t seen them before, they’re a trio of young [...]

No wonder I love him

“Why is it,” asks GC as we walk towards the car, “that when men get older they just get fat and bald, but when women get older they keep getting hotter?”

I glance at him to see if he’s joking.

“Not that you’re getting older or anything,” he adds quickly.