Monthly Archives: July 2011

In Which I Learn to “Say Yes to the Dress” *


*Note:  “Say Yes to the Dress” is a reality show on cable TV that follows the trials and tribulations of brides-to-be as they shop at New York City bridal salon – something else I learned along my wedding planning  journey.   … Continue reading

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The Sign-nature of Travel


This is one of my favorite images from my recent honeymoon road trip, 3.5-weeks of touring through 14 states between Maryland and New Mexico.  I took the photo just off the Interstate in southern Illinois, near the end of our … Continue reading

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A Good Gig Going: A Career in Pie-tasting


While we knew that planning a wedding can be stressful, we didn’t realize just how many details must be considered and decisions made.   They range from the mundane, such as selecting the color of the napkins or deciding whether the … Continue reading

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The Volcano, in the Eye of the Beholder


A couple of days ago, a friend of mine from Germany commented on a couple of pictures  I had posted on Facebook five months ago.  They showed me standing in front of the crater lake of Volcan Madera on Ometepe … Continue reading

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You’re Getting Married? Whatever for?


You’re getting married????  What for?  That was what I heard in the muffled silence that befell our dinner table the evening I announced to my family that Eileen and I had gotten engaged.  For a couple of weeks, I had … Continue reading

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The Engagement: Getting Over the Mountain


I’ve promised to blog about our same-sex wedding and some of the planning involved.  But, before I get there, I’m going to tell you about our engagement.   Which, I would say, took a long time in coming.  I know this … Continue reading

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My First Blog Post: Traveler’s Anxiety


My first blog post.  It’s a bit scary.  I feel like once I publish this, I’ve gotten my feet wet and there’s no knowing where the big wide ocean will take me.   I suppose I could decide to just go … Continue reading

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