Category Archives: Keeping Romance Alive

An Elephant and Romance

There’s an elephant in my front room. A couple weeks ago my 51” TV died. Working one evening. Not a flicker the next morning. I tried all the standard ways of awakening it. Nothing. So I moved it off the … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of New Years

On the first day of the New Year’s, my true love . . . Sound confusing, out of season? The Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” begins, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, … Continue reading

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Do You Need A Vacation From Romance?

Does romance need a vacation? Maybe? Sometimes? I’ve been on vacation the last few days. Yesterday afternoon while driving from New Hampshire to Boston that question came to mind. We take vacations to take a break, to rejuvenate, to rest. … Continue reading

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Lessons From Romantic Failures

I admit I’ve planned Romantic Interludes that ended in “failure”. We know how it feels. Your sweetheart seems underwhelmed with your attempt. As the Interlude progresses you feel it unravel. You try putting it back on course, but it can’t … Continue reading

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It’s Really Not Wasted Time

There wasn’t much conversation. He focused on eating lunch and watching a couple minutes of TV before heading out the door for rehearsal. Her focus was her computer, learning more about her hobby. He knew that once he finished eating, … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Romance

‘Tis the season for giving gifts. Bah! Whether you’re buying gifts to celebrate the season of Diwali, Chugen, Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Fitr or El Día de los Reyes, it can be a challenge finding something for mother, sister, brother, dad … Continue reading

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A Blockbuster Romantic Interlude

The radio talk show host asked, “Where is your most romantic place?” My ears swiveled and my attention wandered from the road to the radio. Where is the 40-something talk-show host going with this conversation. His staff volunteered places like … Continue reading

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