Month: June 2017

20 Years of Self Delusion

About a week ago I found myself having to admit that I’d been acting irrationally for many years. I was diagnosed 20 years ago as a Type 2 diabetic, and the fact that I got the disease was completely my fault.

A Happy Marriage Celebrates Everything

I believe that one key to the success of our marriage is that we look for things to celebrate. Birthdays, holidays, and vacations are great occasions for celebration, but if I find them few and far between in the course of a long year, how much more so in a very long marriage.

A Happy Marriage Cheers Each Other

In short, the world beats us up, and can leave us feeling like we’re far behind in a game we should be winning. When our spirits are down, we need a cheerleader. We need someone who believes in us, encourages us, and reminds us of past victories when times were tough.

A Happy Marriage Loves & Respects

On the day of our wedding there was no way I could have imagined us having a contentious marriage, but often the only way we learn is by going through the laborious classroom of life, and for me that meant repeating several grades more than once.

A Happy Marriage is Unselfish

Do you think Steven Spielberg would really care if he won the Macedonian People’s Choice award for best director? Can you imagine him putting on a tux and flying into its capital Skopje to accept the trophy? Looking back that is the way I view some of my victories in our marriage.

Why I Still Teach

I became the go-to person to explain what was taught in the college classes that day. I often had students tell me that I had a knack for explaining things in a way that anyone could understand. After hearing this kind of comment over and over another crazy idea began to form in my mind. I could be a teacher.

Doing What You Can Do

I remember times my father’s employer had not works, so he would spend the day collecting bottles he could return for the deposit. One day I heard him say that his efforts had made him at little over $2.

Vacation: A Crime Against Cats

When we are away for a week Maggie will cry and at times go a little frantic which means knocking things off tables around the house. Knowing that she suffers from separation anxiety while we’re away I always plan to make myself available to her for some extended petting time when we return, but Maggie has other plans.