Tag Archives: marriage

Can the Yucatán Peninsula Save a Marriage?

Barcelona, Cuba, Bolivia. Those were among the list of locations I texted to my boyfriend. “They’re easy to access and relatively cheap flights. Choose one.” He chose the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Mike and I haven’t traveled together in almost two years and my job as a petsitter keeps us sleeping separately about five nights […]

I Get Distracted. (Pictures as Proof.)

Gardening usually bores me but today I found that scooping dead leaves into a bucket was a pleasant escape from writing. This month has been busy and the less I write, the less I want to write. The more disconnected I feel from the story. My in-laws were in town for three weeks so when I […]

Thich Nhat Hanh Wheedles His Way Into my Marriage

There are two times I thought we were finished: at our friends’ wedding when he wouldn’t dance with me, not even to a slow song where he would only have to stand there and sway, and the night he went to the Motel 6 because I brought a shedding dog into our house for the […]