Category Archives: Marriage

You Go Away

. . . . . . . . . . . . You go away and the clock ticks louder and slower. You go away and I make deals with myself: No wine tonight. Maybe dessert instead. You go away … Continue reading

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Beautiful Essays by Cynthia Lim

Cynthia and I were at Berkeley together just yesterday. Now she has written a memoir about her husband’s brain injury. Two of her published essays are available online: Yes or No, A delightful piece about voice that will make your … Continue reading

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A Wise Woman and Her Loving Husband

Our electrician’s name is Fred. Fred likes to talk. Yesterday, after fixing a broken relay, he settled in for a gab session. He noticed that our cockatoo is plucking herself and wondered whether, like horses, birds chewed on things when … Continue reading

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Gift Horses and Rings

Six years ago your dad and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. He decided to give me a ring, and he asked what I wanted it to look like. I described an elaborate design with rubies interspersed with diamonds – not … Continue reading

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