Protected: She wrote back

I’m so proud of Doug for making con­tact (mostly because my father refused to). And as I’d hoped, Tina wrote back, politely, and told Doug about the wed­ding and her preg­nancy and where they’re both working. Although now I have con­firm­a­tion. She’s five months...

This is not what I was planning to write…

Just had an intense and mean­dering con­ver­sa­tion with Doug that started with the US gun laws (due to the recent Supreme Court decision) and ranged to changes in styles of female viol­ence due to fem­inism, rights cul­tures versus duty cul­tures, building respect in...

Protected: Unto the next generation

There’s some­thing exceed­ingly weird about mar­rying into a cer­tain kind of Amer­ican family. I know trailer trash is a hor­rible phrase, but, well, that’s what we’re talking about and Doug is com­fort­able with the term. Doug was just on the...

Happy anniversary, my love

Two years ago, journey2master   arrived on my door­step with his suit­case. At the time I wrote this: Sunday was an extra spe­cial day for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve had this kind of intense phys­ical and spir­itual con­nec­tion with...