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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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Valentine’s Alternatives

Who should I believe. I’ve been told that for Valentine’s Day my sweetheart wants: Flowers, Chocolate-covered strawberries, Pajamas, A 4’ teddy bear, A trip to a luxurious island resort, So many choices. So much Valentine’s expectations. I’m set up to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Without Presents

Have you noticed? Christmas passed. The gifts were purchased, opened and evaluated. There was a sigh of relief when the verdict came in that your sweetheart liked his/her gift. You decide to check out the after Christmas sales and what … Continue reading

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