Tag Archives: Relationships

When Does Life Start To Imitate Art?

I am a hopeless romantic, Modern Philosophers, with a definite accent on the hopeless part of that title. It’s not that I’m looking for love in all the wrong places, but more a case of love hiding from me so … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement Hack: Don’t Say It!

I think I’ve finally discovered something positive about social media, Modern Philosophers! Now I will admit that comment was somewhat provocative and controversial.  Did it make you want to say something mean or snarky in reply?  Have you already gone … Continue reading

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Vacating Reality

It was an overcast Sunday morning along the Penobscot River.  For the first time in what seemed like an eternity, the temperature had dipped below 60 degrees. Holly reacted to this temperature change by wearing a wind breaker and ordering … Continue reading

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No Masking His Frustration

Holly checked out Aaron in her peripheral vision as she sipped her coffee.  He was acting stranger than usual, and she was simply working up the strength to address it. She really didn’t want to ruin a perfectly gorgeous Summer … Continue reading

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The Freedom To Celebrate In Silence

“I’m so excited that I was able to convince you to join me for our Sunday walk and chat today!” Holly gushed.  “It’s an Independence Day miracle!” Aaron chuckled at her enthusiasm and then sipped his Snapple. “It’s hard to … Continue reading

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The Windows To My Bankruptcy

“You look angry,” Holly pointed out as she watched Aaron sip his Snapple.  “I can see it in your eyes, and the eyes are the windows to the soul.” She smiled.  He did not. It was a beautiful day along … Continue reading

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What Do Ducks Think?

Martha and Mildred were octogenarians and lifelong Mainers, who loved walking along the river whenever the weather allowed. “Look, there’s that cute couple we see every Sunday,” Martha pointed out to her best friend. “They look like they really love … Continue reading

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Running A Slight Baby Fever

“Do you want to have kids?” Holly asked nonchalantly from her end of the bench. Aaron, who was sitting on the other end of the same bench, spit out the Snapple that he had just sipped from the bottle. Luckily … Continue reading

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Try To See It My Way

It was a beautiful morning in Maine, and perfect weather for an outing along the river walk.  It was 70 degrees, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and sun was shining brightly. Holly loved this time of year.  As … Continue reading

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The Post-Pandemic Dating Game

It was a beautiful Spring morning in Maine. Aaron and Holly sat on the same bench, mere inches apart, and stared out at the river.  It was an amazing shade of blue today, and really warranted their full attention. Neither … Continue reading

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