Tag Archives: relationships

Ryōan-ji Zen garden: 15 rocks and a 15 year marriage

As a young woman I thought a typical marriage was this: the wife thanklessly plows through endless chores while her husband, planted in front of a television, yells at a sports game as piles of empty beer cans rise up around him.  I never wanted to be married. HOB and I met at a bookstore […]

How to get along with your spouse while traveling (hint: snacks)

HOB is the love of my life.  His relentless curiosity, long attention span, and considerable knowledge of art and music makes him an ideal traveling companion….except for when he’s a pain in my substantially-sized ass and I wish I could leave him in a locker at the train station.  To be fair, my fear of […]