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Watching Others Romantic Discomforts

Have you ever seen the lines of awkward couples waiting for a table on Valentine’s night or even on a date? Have a Romantic Interlude at their expense. Pack up some drinks into car-safe containers, maybe coffee, tea or hot … Continue reading

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A Different Kind Of Valentine’s

Welcome to Valentine’s Day. Today, worldwide, approximately 220 million roses will be given to commemorate Valentine’s day. That’s a lot of flowers; In the U.S. Some 58 million pounds of chocolate will attempt to communicate, “I love you”; Another $4 … Continue reading

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South Korea, The Olympics and Romance

I’m jealous of the Koreans. First, they had the 2018 Winter Olympics. Then I find out they’re probably the most romantic country in the world. You see, South Koreans celebrate romance on the 14th of each month. And each month … Continue reading

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Romance Beyond February 14

Such sadness. Valentine’s over. Guess romance is done for another year. Do you feel that way? Does your relationship go on a unromantic hunger strike the next 364 days? Is romance flatlining until it’s resurrected by this annual Hallmark holiday? … Continue reading

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Valentine’s and Romance

For the next several days, we’ll be subjected to the siren calls of advertisements attempting to convince you this or that product will make your sweetheart swoon. I’ve already seen/heard these touted as romantic: • Shoes • Light bulbs with … Continue reading

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Not-So-Great Valentine’s

My Valentine’s day certainly didn’t go as planned. The second Tuesday evening of each month, I volunteer at a non-profit. This year the second Tuesday evening was Valentine’s. I couldn’t take my sweetheart anywhere, couldn’t fix dinner for her, couldn’t … Continue reading

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Valentine’s, Men and Romance

Pajamagrams. Double-Heart Diamonds. Romantic Ocean Voyages. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. No matter where you turn at this time of year – email, radio, TV, snail mail – there’s an endless torrent of pitchmen, pitchwomen, animals and CG characters singularly focused on one … Continue reading

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