Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bursts of Splenda

I have a ritual that I follow every morning: I drink a bottle of water before having a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. I set up the instant coffee to be made only after I have drunk my … Continue reading

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Romance in the Open Air

I know many Europeans cities are famous for their sidewalk cafes, especially Paris. They are, in particular, romantic and attractive to young lovers. Even when I was a “young lover,” I was never excited by sidewalk cafes. They were always … Continue reading

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It’s Not Greek to Me

Dimitris, my partner, who was born and raised in Athens, Greece, is always looking for something Greek. Yes, I know, you recommend that I take him to Tarpon Springs, and I have. We found not only Greek speakers there but also … Continue reading

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Upside Down

My partner and I are very compatible. However, we are very much un-alike. I am older than he so, of course, consider myself smarter. When I am a little too smug in my superiority, he can always find a way … Continue reading

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Success out of Tragedy

My Greek partner, Dimitris, always wears his reading glasses around his neck on a chain. The glasses are very stylish and therefore fragile. When I go to hug him, he almost always tosses his glasses around to his back so … Continue reading

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Chopsticks & Tetra Neons

When I was a child, our family had both dogs and cats. If I remember correctly, we even had a hamster at one time. We were definitely pro-pets. However, as I aged and my children grew up and married, I … Continue reading

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Changing Times

Gay people in Florida are celebrating the change in the law on January 6, 2015, giving them the privilege of making the same commitment that heterosexuals have always been able to make as a married couple. Hopefully those who rushed to … Continue reading

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