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01 June 2018

High Bars

Last year I took Catherine to Paris for her birthday. This year I’m doing my best to be a caring and supportive husband as she fights breast cancer. That’s a hell of a comedown, but I suppose I set the bar pretty high for myself by treating my wife to a vacation in Paris as a fortieth birthday present.

No, this isnt a humblebrag. At least, I don’t think it is. I honestly feel like I’m letting Catherine down because we’re not in a position to make as big a deal over her 41st birthday as we did over her 40th. Never mind that 41 isn’t the milestone that 40 represents.

This is probably all in my head, of course.

22 August 2017

I Always See Her

I haven’t listened to Sara Brightman’s La Luna album in years; it was packed away with the rest of my CD collection since 2009, but one of my little projects after moving in to my new house and creating a home office was ripping all of my old CDs.

One of those songs is called “He Doesn’t See Me”, a lament from a woman who loves a man who loves somebody else.

I often suspect my wife Catherine might have felt this way once or twice before we met, but if that’s the case she’s never told me so. In any case, I always see her. How could I not when she’s done and given so much to help me build the life we share together?

05 June 2017

Travel: Bookinistas, Being a Good Guest, and Notre Dame de Paris

Catherine left me alone outside the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris so she could take photos, so I looked around and did some thinking. This is the result.