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Watch out or I’ll sting you!

Watch out or I’ll sting you!

Peter and I don’t have cable TV.  So, if you invite us over and all we want to do is watch television you now know why.  Because of this little detail in our life we watch a lot of PBS.   Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Last night, as we ate dinner in front of the TV (another little detail) we were watching Globe Trekker.  The host was visiting...

Why is there still a stigma against marr...

Why is there still a stigma against marriage counseling?

If I can’t figure out my own taxes, I call an accountant. If my water heater is broken, I call the plumber. If I have a sore throat, I see the doctor. Why is seeing an expert in these other areas totally acceptable, and yet it’s taboo to consult (or admit to visiting) a counselor to fix a malfunctioning marriage? I’m going to be bold here and admit to you that Jim and I have seen...

My village…

My village…

I am currently living out of a suitcase as I travel between New York and Boston for a show I am performing in.   I have been leaning heavily on friends and family to house me while I am away from Peter and my home base.  I just wanted to write a little something to everyone who is keeping me safe and sound right now… Center stage, spot light. Begin dramatic monologue. When my...

This is when I worry about my sanity

This is when I worry about my sanity

I miss Jim when he leaves for work. For work. 8 hours. I like my time alone and I enjoy my own work…and yet when he walks out the door each morning, I get a little bummed out. And when I hear his key in the lock in the evening I’m excited. Of course, when I’m not teaching class at the yoga studio, I’m writing at home all by myself, so perhaps I’m just...

…According to the gospel of pre-Oscar in...

…According to the gospel of pre-Oscar interviews

I know we’ve heard enough about Sandra Bullock, but… When Barbara was prodding her about why she got married so late,  Bullock said, “I always had this feeling that if you got married it was like the end of who you were…” I think many women experience this feeling.  A few days after Peter and I got engaged, I remember have a momentary panic attack.  My...

Do men need to be needed?

Do men need to be needed?

Sandra Bullock, I’m so sorry for your public humiliation. What a wreck. I can’t imagine having Jim cheat on me in the first place, but to have the nasty news of the affair splashed all over the newsstands and Internet is a mortifying thought. Whenever I hear news like this, I am always suspicious that most men can’t handle it when their wives have wildly more successful careers...

Judge not…or should we?

Judge not…or should we?

Show of hands:  do you judge other peoples marriages? I do.  It’s not like I want to… Listen, if you put an opened bag of potato chips in front of me, I’m going to eat them.  And I’m going to enjoy them because they are delicious. Sometimes, judging is good.  When I was in an unhappy relationship prior to my marriage, I actively judged couples around me.  I...

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Preventative measures

Preventative measures

Robyn, I now understand why great measures are taken to prevent this from happening… How Men Eat Posted using ShareThis

I love you, you’re perfect, stay SAFE!...

I love you, you’re perfect, stay SAFE!

I will be traveling quite a bit over the next few weeks and I have to admit, I’ve never given Peter a list nor have I even thought about what he will eat while I am away.   This is how our partings generally go: Peter:  You’re going to have a great drive!  The sun is out and you’ll see trees!  Maybe even a deer! Beat Cathleen:  (concerned) I hope I don’t...

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