Me too! I guess I asked for it.. didn’t I?

In college I worked the weekend overnight shift in the ER smallish (300 bed) hospital in the farm country northwest of Chicago.  My job was to get the insurance and personal info for the ER patients and also do night admits to the hospital which besides the ER patients that were admitted; was mostly maternity... Continue Reading →


Feeling Inspired

The last few months for me have included joy, contentment, fear, anger, sadness, peace, solidarity, loneliness, love, and resentment.  I have heard people say that life is changing at a pace faster than we have ever seen before.  I bounce between feeling like I am standing in the winds of change enjoying the breeze, and... Continue Reading →

Country Roads.. West Virginia

This morning was too much.  Woke to birds singing, sunny skies, and a Starbucks coffee and fresh bagels on the counter of the kitchen, our names carefully placed with a sticky note on each container in the order of the list we had left on the counter the night before.  It's just to much ..... Continue Reading →

Long distance love..

Have you ever gone out with someone from across the state? Or what about in a different country altogether? My love and I are spending 6 weeks apart. That’s 42 sleeps. Which includes one of us travelling 17,000 kms away, to France and the UK. It doesn’t seem like much really, in the overall timetable […]... Continue Reading →

Twenty Years of ‘Marital Blitz’: ‘Happily-Ever-After Doesn’t Exist’

This is inspiring!

Live & Learn

In a recent email, Suki John and Horacio Cocchi attempted to sum up their 20-year marriage in one paragraph, which read like a grocery list. It included: 8 homes, 9 housemates, 1 foreclosure, 21 jobs, 3 layoffs, 2 miscarriages, 1 birth, 3 parents and 2 friends deceased, 1 bankruptcy, 1 set of dentures, innumerable road trips, 3 days in Amarillo waiting for parts, 9 cars, 5 billion phone calls, far too many dance performances, 5 weeks in Europe, 17 weeks in Cuba, 1 summer in Vermont, 6 mattresses, 2 bread machines, 9 espresso machines, countless bottles of extra virgin olive oil, 5 tango lessons and 2 wedding rings.

The couple met 21 years ago, when she approached him in a coffee shop on the Upper West Side. “I saw him across the room and it was like a magnet,” said Ms. John, 58, who is as excitable as her wild…

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