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Keys To A Successful Marriage

I’m glad to report that I’ve been married for ten successful years.

Above is a picture I took of my wife at the baseball game.

The keys to our successful marriage are found in this picture.

Here are these keys—

1. We always keep one seat between us.

2. We never look at each other.

3. In order to avoid conversation, we always have something to read.

Beyond a measure of distance, I think a marriage works when people are themselves—assuming they are not jerks by nature—and when people work hard to be nice to each other.

These things and a measure of good luck.

This is what I have to offer on this subject.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Wife And I Happy When Speaking To Each Other And, Also, When Saying Nothing

When my wife and I go out to dinner, we often bring something to read.

We bring newspapers and magazines.

Sometimes we bring these things to read and end up talking to each other more than reading.

Other times we discuss what we are reading.

Or, there are times when we go long stretches reading and don’t say anything to each other. 

I’m thinking about this because the wife and I went out to dinner twice over the July 4 weekend.

In our two dinners out we had a mix of reading, talking about what we were reading, and talking about stuff other than what we were reading.

I think this is pretty good in a marriage. We are content to let each other alone or to talk.

It is good to talk to people and it is good to read and have some peace.

It is very good for two people to be happy with each either when talking or when quiet.

Here is a picture of the wife on our wedding day in 2000.

Here is a list of five personality traits people would do well to have.

July 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments

Blogger & Wife—8th Anniversary Photo Essay

Today is my eighth wedding anniversary. Ms. Blogger ( No Mrs. for her! ) and I were married March 25, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is a drawing of the ceremony–( No photography was allowed at our wedding. All the photographers we spoke with insisted on some type of payment.)

Yes, we do very much look like Grover and Frances Cleveland.

Please click here to read about 48 year old Grover marrying 21 year old Frances in an 1886 White House ceremony. 

I was very hungover on my wedding day from my all day bachelor party the previous day–

Here is a history of the bachelor party

Below is a photo of a gay wedding. Why can’t gay people get married? Because of miserable bigoted feelings—That is why. Here is a good blog about a gay marriage in Massachusetts.  

Before the ceremony I did my wife’s hair—

Here is a history of hairstyling and hair styles.

Below is a picture of the food at the reception. 

Here is information about what it is like to get married in Vietnam.  

Bronze is the correct gift for an eighth anniversary. See below what I’ll be giving my wife later tonight. ( Please don’t tell Interpol you know where this piece can be found.)

Here is information about the Zhou Dynasty. It goes back nearly 3000 years. Here is information about bronze.

Though we were married 8 years ago, it seems like just yesterday.

Please click here for a real picture of Ms. Blogger on our Wedding Day.

Please click here for a photo essay in favor of voting. 

March 25, 2008 Posted by | History, My Wife Is The Best Person Ever | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Good Luck Defined—Married Now For 7 Years & 7 Months


October 25, 2007 means I’ve been married now for seven years and seven months.

The wife and I were married on March 25, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please click here for a great photo of my wife on our wedding day.

Please click here for a poem I once wrote about my wife.

Here is article from the Manchester Evening News in England on why the number 7 is considered lucky.

Here is the beginning of an ancient Akkadian poem called The Seven from 4000 years ago.

They are 7 in number, just 7

In the terrible depths they are 7

Bow down, in the sky they are 7 

It gets more gloomy from that point on.

That poem is unlike my marriage. My marriage gets better each day.

October 25, 2007 Posted by | My Wife Is The Best Person Ever, Poetry | , , , | 3 Comments