Bring Me Some Flowers

It’s one of those rare occasions when my husband is out of the house without me.  I’m cruising around on Twitter and expecting him home any time and I thought, “What if he walked in with flowers?”  He won’t but it made me wonder what is it about men who never/rarely…

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Second Chance Chateau

It’s Over Island A Short Story by Barbara Meyers Chapter Two – Second Chance Chateau Beth McCarthy woke without benefit of an alarm. Morning sun peeked through the window where a light breeze fluttered the lacy curtains. She’d painted the bedroom yellow and with the eastern-facing windows she often felt…

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It's Over Island

It’s Over Island A Short Story by Barbara Meyers Chapter One When Alex McCarthy opened his eyes he had no idea where he was. He lay for a moment allowing his senses to adjust. He was in a simply furnished room. Sunlight splashed through sheer curtains fluttering in a light…

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The Myth of “Happily Married”

There’s no such thing as happily married.  There.  I’ve said it. There’s the illusion of happily married.  A pretense, if you will that we all buy into.  We are all convinced that our marriage will be different, better, happier, than that of our peers, our parents, or anyone else we…

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70 Years of "In love" – Give me a break

70 Years Of Love  “Couple married during war and never stopped being in love” This is the kind of magazine headline and teaser that drives me crazy.  Never stopped being in love?  I don’t buy it.  If they’ve been together for 70 years, I know there were times when they…

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A short essay on marriage

ESSAYS/Untitled/By Barbara Meyers ©2000            Not all failed marriages end in divorce.  Some of them end in death.  Not necessarily the death of one of the partners.           One of the great truths no one ever speaks about marriage is most of them die long before they’re over.  Husbands and…

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True Starbucks Story

Yesterday a guy comes in and orders a latte.  Says, “Make it decaf, but don’t write on there that’s it’s decaf.  It’s for my wife.  She has a heart condition and she’s not supposed to have caffeine.  I love her to death, but she’s having a hard time giving it…

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Everyday Poetry – 2

Everyday Poetry –  THIN AGAIN © 2010 by Barbara Meyers  My skirt is too tight, oh what have I done? That party last night I shouldn’t have gone. Or if I went I shouldn’t have eaten. Those dieting rules?  They’ve all been beaten. The waistline I discovered just recently Is…

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Happily Married?

Being a virgin on your wedding day is no guarantee of anything for your future, except, I suppose, it gives your spouse less of your past to be concerned about. With nothing to compare it to, it might also be hard to find fault with your spouse’s lovemaking technique

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