Tag Archives: relationships

Circle the Date

I’m the first to admit that I love “chick lit.”  I don’t know if it’s my over-identification with the romantic troubles or the universal themes, but I love it.  I feel like it went out of fashion for a while, but that in the last several years, women’s commercial fiction has really made a come

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Same Time, Next Year

When I was teenager, I loved the movie Same time, Next Year. It starred Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn. They meet each other one weekend at an inn and end up in bed together—which wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy except that they are both married to other people. Despite that, they agree to meet once a

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Venice in the Afternoon

It was mid-morning of December 30th when J and I emerged from the train in Venice. Watching the sun rise over the waters and feeling the not all together unpleasant breeze, we knew we had made the best decision possible. The day before we had been in Vienna—it was beautiful, but, as anyone can tell

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