Category Archives: Keeping Romance Alive

Romancing and Moving

One year earlier I’d been “made redundant”. Now my severance was running out and still no job. I needed to cut expenses. A generous opportunity was presented: rent my home out and become a tenant, at a below-market rate. Mercy! … Continue reading

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Four Traits from West Point For Romance

Like the infamous scene from Hitchcock’s “The Birds”, conflicting thoughts attacked Tico from seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Doubts yanked at him, attempting to intimidate him from stepping onto the stage. “You’re not ready for this?” “You … Continue reading

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Romantic Nurturing

Today’s commute was worse than usual. A white BMW must have been doing 75 when it crossed 2 lanes of slowing traffic, nearly stealing her bumper. When the roar of the grey whatever sped around her from the other side, … Continue reading

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How Many Ways to Romance

Being the sweetheart of a soldier isn’t easy. A person whose occupation requires laser focus to train, then extreme bravery to execute, seems to have little room for a soft, romantic spot. Then there’s the actual reality of the job. … Continue reading

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Romance in a Moment

She was tired. Actually, she was exhausted. It had been a week of visiting family and friends, introducing her teenage daughter and elementary-age granddaughter to the sights and culture of Singapore. After some 20 hours confined to row 34 on … Continue reading

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Sometimes Romance Is Sitting Quietly

Her mom called before 8 o’clock. “Your dad’s in the ambulance . . . his heart’s not beating.” Life blurred as she ran out the door, barely remembering to grab her purse and lock the door. She didn’t remember dialing … Continue reading

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45 Things a Girl Wants

The other day I received this link: “45 things a girl wants but won’t ask for”. I was intrigued, and I read the first 4 which appeared under the link. Touch her waist. Simply talk to her. Share secrets with … Continue reading

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