Tag: #Love

2013: The Best And Worst Year Ever

I’d like to begin this look back at 2013 with a look back beyond the year and at two moments in my life that stand out. It will make sense in a little bit. The first moment takes place shortly after my second birthday. I’m in the kitchen with my maternal grandmother, my “Abuelita”, and she is standing in front…

Two to Tango, More to Tangle

When I was in high school and college, I was always amazed at the number of kids who decided that it was a perfectly good idea to try and date more than one person at a time. I was even more amazed at the risks that some of them took in sleeping with a different person every weekend. They carried…

I cooked dinner for my wife

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child My wife worked second shift late into the night last night and had to turn around and go back to work early this morning. She had asked a few days ago for me to make her dinner tonight, so…

A word of advice to the young ones

There was this girl back in college who I really, really liked. I would bend over backwards for her and acted like an absolute fool around her. Looking back at it, it was quite pathetic, but it wasn’t anything unexpected of a teenager. (I started college at 16.) One day, she looked at me and told me that she would…

What is it about our pets?

[row][span size=’8′][slab_h3][slabtext]”I would like to see anyone, [/slabtext][slabtext] prophet, king or God,[/slabtext][slabtext]convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” [/slabtext][slabtext]– Neil Gaiman[/slabtext][/slab_h3][/span][/row] I have always loved dogs. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t like them. Even when a neighbor’s dog took a bite out of my hand, I still liked all other dogs.…

“Paradise”

The love of his life slept calmly on the passenger seat as he drove along the tree-covered street. The trees were making the sunlight flicker as he drove through their shadows. Elliot felt that it was a wonderful day. Reaching over to grab Amelia’s hand, Elliot began thinking of the time they met. It was so long ago. They were…

Love you, mom!

[row][span size=’3′][slab_h5][slabtext]”Our mothers always remain[/slabtext] [slabtext]the strangest, craziest people[/slabtext] [slabtext]we’ve ever met.” [/slabtext][slabtext]-Marguerite Duras[/slabtext][/slab_h5][/span][span size=’5′]I was born right around the time a typical American girl would have been graduating from high school. Except that mom was neither typical nor American. The story of how she found out she was pregnant, her pregnancy, and how I was born is long and…

Three years later

It was a day like today, three years ago, that I married my lovely wife. It was very similar weather, actually… Bright sunshine, clear skies, and temperatures in the 70s. In fact, it was so sunny that a couple of her bridesmaids got sunburned. It was a really beautiful day from beginning to end.   The junior bridesmaid didn’t seem…

Love doesn’t conquer all

How many times have you heard it? “Love conquers all!” This phrase, or a variation thereof, is usually uttered by some hapless teenager in the throes of some drama due to a relationship. I used to hear it all the time with my friends and even some in my family. “Sure, I’m 17 and pregnant. He doesn’t have a job…

Bad dog

I came home tonight to find that our dog had done this:   Isn’t chocolate supposed to be bad for dogs?   That’s a box of chocolate cake mix, a bag of cupcake wrappers, and a bag of guinea pig snacks. The dog got these from different points around the house and tore into them, eating the chocolate cake mix…