Archives for August, 2011

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Can We Be “Independent Together”?

While talking about some relationship angst with my friend Kathleen – married eight years to her loving husband Jay – she tossed a film quote my way.  Now Kathleen has been known to cite quips from Jane Austen to punctuate a conversation, but I’ve never known her to quote a cartoon.

She said, “You two can be ‘independent together’.”   As it has been about 25 years since I’ve watched the “Rudolph the...
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Push and Pull of Love

I’m not a church-going person.  I was raised in the Episcopal Church, but for about the past 20 years I’ve only gone - unless for weddings or funerals - at Christmas so my mother doesn’t have to go alone.

A few months ago my boss and I went to a conference in South Carolina.  My boss was also raised Episcopalian, and it just so happened that in the 1960s his grandfather had been the...
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