Can You Keep a Secret?

Whisper Secrets

My friend Sarah cannot keep a secret. Once I told her, in confidence, about an embarrassing dream involving Hugh Jackman in drag and a pack of wolves.  (Don’t ask.)  She immediately told my husband. “I hate secrets,” she blurted out.  “Too much pressure.” It turns out Sarah was right.  Keeping a secret, even a trivial […]

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Jeff’s Guide to Getting the Girl

Happy Couple

Ever hear the saying, “Have a plan or plan to fail?” Man, I’ve lived that theory out big time.  Being a dedicated creative, spontaneous humanoid, I drive my wife crazy with my rather constant ricocheting from task to task. “Damn it, I’m a highly effective multi tasker!”  Yeah, even I don’t buy that bullshit. Even […]

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Tale of the Spineless Pushover

Complete sentence

“No is a complete sentence.” My husband tells me this was his grandmother’s mantra.  Grandma Linnie was very good at saying no, even to her darling grandchildren. I didn’t have a grandmother to teach me this lesson.  In fact, the lesson I Iearned was quite the opposite. I learned to say YES to pretty much […]

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