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The Dog Run

Fridays are hard, because by the time I sit down at my laptop to post, it’s late and I’m exhausted from the week. I thought about taking it easy today and posting a picture of the soft figs and bitterly … Continue reading

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The First Year Myth

Confession: Our first year of marriage has been hard. Confession the second: So was our first year of dating. I take comfort in this. It helps me realize that we’re people who need to settle into things. To clarify, it’s not … Continue reading

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Is This Metaphor Too Transparent?

We took this photo at the height of the Myspace craze. I had an account and a handful of friends and posted it there as a studied, ironic interpretation of the classic bathroom mirror shot. We were thinner then, and … Continue reading

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Introductions — Part III

Click through to Introductions Part I and Part II. Have you ever attended a Mormon service? They’re somewhat unusual in that there’s no preacher or pastor. We have leaders that conduct the meetings, but the members speak. I’ve mentioned this before … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Heard

Things I’ve heard about marriage from well-meaning, but dead-wrong members of the LDS faith*: People who don’t get married in an LDS temple don’t look happy after the ceremony; LGBTQ people just want to get married for the legal benefits; … Continue reading

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Planning A Life

Everybody complains about how hard it is to plan a wedding. I know I did. You know what’s harder? Planning a life. Right now Husband and I are tentatively testing the apartment rental waters. And we’re running into the same … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do: Sleep In Cheap Motels

This might be a new series. Because sometimes I look at so many pretty pictures of happy couples doing happy things that I get confused about how to actually be part of a happy couple. Happy is not always pretty. … Continue reading

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Flying Solo — Part II

Earlier this week I wrote about the thing that most scared me about marriage. Today I want to write about one of the things I most looked forward to: no more solo plane rides. We did holidays together when we … Continue reading

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This Post Needs More Glitter

This weekend was Chicago’s 42nd annual Pride Parade. Husband and I went. Not to make a political statement, but because we live in the heart of Chicago’s gay community and sort of had to. I mean, we had to walk the … Continue reading

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What Being Married Has Taught Me About Money

The good thing about marrying somebody you dated for five years is that you don’t spend a lot of time before the wedding worrying about surprises. That’s not to say there aren’t any — I’ve certainly learned a thing or … Continue reading

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