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Who, Where, and What Is Home?

I’ve been thinking lately about the subject “How should we define home?”

Is home simply the structure where we live? The city or town where we live?

Such definitions seem narrow.

I’ve come to the view that home is a combination of people, place, and purpose.

Home can be something we are doing as much as a geographic location. Home can be how we feel when we are with a certain person. Or, if you’re lucky, you can feel at home with more than one person.  

Here is my view of home—

People—Who are people we enjoy spending time with?  Who do we trust? Who can we share memories with? Who do we look forward to being with in the future?  

Place—Where do we feel comfortable?  Where can we most be ourselves? Where do we have past? Where do we have a future?

Purpose—What are the things we do with our time that give life meaning? What has given our lives meaning up to now?

Here are some pictures showing how this defintion of home works for me—-

People—Whenever and wherever I am with my wife, I am at home. Here we are in Boston. There are also friends and family I feel at home with. 

Place—Galveston, Texas has been my home away from home in the ten years I have lived in Houston. It’s a place I can take a walk and think about life. Galveston will recover soon from the effects of Hurricane Ike.

Purpose—I take satisfaction in communicating my beliefs and knowledge to others. I enjoy the process and act of communicating.

These are the things that define home in my life. You will have your own ideas about who, where, and what home is in your life.

September 30, 2008 Posted by | Galveston, Relationships | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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