Saturday, November 5, 2016

I Am Struck by . . .

how supremely difficult it is, despite my best efforts, to really be any kind of marginal blessing to the people I love.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blended Families

There are fewer like the Brady Bunch than there are like the Donner Party.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Working to Be Honest, and also to Be Strong

I have been passive-aggressive in my past, and in this marriage I certainly getting my karma for having had been. She can get nothing for herself, and nearly everything that anybody else gets for her is criticized. Entitled to everything, responsible for nothing. The pain is so great, I want to die. I am open to my shortcomings and failures, so we talk about my shortcomings and failures. She is a great lump, and no one-- no thing is good enough for her.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Shame/ What's Your Name, What's Your Name

College students have the walk of shame; appellate lawyers have the clerk's phone call of shame (when they are late with their briefs).