• Posts Tagged ‘marriage’


    by  • June 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “Until I met you, I would have been unable to name the transformation that was taking place. Today, at my late age, I name it — the fusion of love.”                — John Berger, And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos  bejeweled I have spent the afternoon in Old Havana(the sandwich shop, that is)with...

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    traffic jam

    by  • September 22, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    the freeway of love –that’s what we’ve called itsince the first weekwe moved hereand began navigatinglife in our new city and we smiledwhen traffic reportsof snarls and slowdowns brought backmemories of route 3and real traffic four years onI wonder if anyone has evercalculated which carmoves things froma crawl to a halt which circumstance —the...

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    one fair summer evening

    by  • August 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    The evening began with a conversation – long distance, back when that mattered, between Ginger and me. She was in Birmingham visiting her family; I was in Fort Worth. We had been dating about eight months and both knew we were on a crash course for each other. Somewhere in our words we decided...

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    by  • August 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “The presence of your absence bothers me,” begins an old Pierce Pettis song. I’ve sung the lyric both out loud and in my head for several days now as I go deeper into Ginger’s two week pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine that left me here to tend to Schnauzers and in-laws in Durham. The...

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    royal wedding

    by  • April 29, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I did my best not to watch but couldn’t help but listen when they talked about it on the radio as I drove to work to play with kids and words the announcer spokeof the prince and hislongtime girlfriend . . .they were just pronouncedman and wife she saidand I wondered how it feels...

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    lenten journal: considerable love

    by  • April 20, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Because Easter is a moveable feast, our twenty-first wedding anniversary falls on Maundy Thursday. So we celebrated tonight. The Playmakers Repertory Company at UNC is doing a production of Big River, a musical telling of the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The musical was on Broadway in the mid-eighties. The songs were written by the...

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    it’s you

    by  • January 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Epiphany. It’s one of our stained-glass words that catches lots of light. Perhaps because it’s not one we use that much, or at least it doesn’t always have to do with church when we use it. The dictionary gives us a few options: 1. a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation...

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    advent journal: evening walk

    by  • December 22, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    we were walking back to our hotelas the moon was climbing the ladderof night above us we were walkingdown the avenueagainst the currentof tourists and taxisleaning into the wind we were walkingaway from the showwe had come to seefull of the laughterand lightness of life we were walkinginto a night that willgive birth to...

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    advent journal: connect the dots

    by  • December 21, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    On this Solstice night, we are chasing daylight in New York City. I surprised Ginger with a trip to see one of her all-time favorite things, now on Broadway: Pee Wee’s Playhouse. There are days to write and reflect and there are days to bask in the sheer joy of love and what it...

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    advent journal: tomorrow

    by  • December 20, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Tomorrow I get to showthe person I love mosthow much I love herhow much I get herwith a surprise that has her name writtenall over itI wonderif this isa hint ofwhat Godfelt like onChristmas Eve. Peace,Milton

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