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It Is Good That We Are Here: The Transfiguring Power of the Road Trip

Dear Susan, What a long, strange trip it’s been. As I write, it is Day 18 of the Great Summer Road Trip. I was actually home for a few hours to drop off kids and pick up a case of wine (fair trade?) but I don’t think that counts. That was just re-fueling. We were… Continue reading It Is Good That We Are Here: The Transfiguring Power of the Road Trip

Faith · humor · women

Truths Universally Acknowledged – Jane Austen’s Prayers and Prejudices

Dear Susan, “Oh no, dear Lord, not again.” My husband has walked into our bedroom at an inconvenient time. Colin Firth, in his dripping wet shirt, is heading towards Pemberly and Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When we first married, Ted had never heard of Pride and Prejudice. Now… Continue reading Truths Universally Acknowledged – Jane Austen’s Prayers and Prejudices

Marriage

Get Me to the Church on Time–An Open Letter to My Newlywed Friends (From an Old Married Lady)

Dear David and Ellie, Thanks to the combined efforts of weather, Philadelphia air traffic control and United Airlines, we almost missed your wedding. As we sat, stranded on the tarmac at PHL for the better part of five hours, our plans changed from “Well, if we shower and change at the hotel quickly, we might… Continue reading Get Me to the Church on Time–An Open Letter to My Newlywed Friends (From an Old Married Lady)