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What Does Real Love Look Like?

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’

Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’    40 more words

Page Larkin Date Guide

If you want to try Singapore's famous street food, you'd best make your trip now

Published by Global Post, July 10, 2015

By Tom Benner

SINGAPORE — When the former British colony of Singapore became a country nearly 50 years ago, its people were sustained by a multiethnic street food culture that would make the island-nation a global food mecca. 62 more words


Family Man, by Calvin Trillin

Family Man is a collection of essays by Calvin Trillin on child raising and family matters.

I first started subscribing to The Nation in the early 1980s, and I always enjoyed Trillin’s humor column. 1,021 more words


Calvin Trillin on Parenting: Your Children Are Either the Center of Your Life or They're Not — the Rest Is Commentary

“There was no doubt about  priorities. While our girls were growing up, she hated being separated from them; after a two-week trip to Asia, when they were about ten and thirteen, she decided that one week was her limit. 871 more words


Resurrecting the Friday Five (or More)

I have a confession to make: I miss the Friday Five.

For those of you relatively new to this space–I used to post a round-up of five interesting things I’d come across that week. 656 more words

Friday Five

Of Kimchi and Colonoscopies

Among my New Year’s resolutions were to get my physical health in order and publish this blog once a month. Mammogram – check. Annual (or, in my case biennial or triennial, but I am turning over a new leaf) physical exam  – check. 1,605 more words


Delicious Detours: Destination Boudin

Traveling the dreaded I-10, from Baton Rouge to Houston, my family knows what to expect: like forcing an elephant through a drinking straw, it often seems the entirety of the Gulf Coastal U.S. 1,522 more words