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36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

Found in the Flood

Michael Brune | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although we can't prevent more powerful storms, we are far from powerless. We still have time to take action to limit the climate disruption that makes storms more severe. But let's be clear: That time is limited.

It Was Just My Anniversary, But Please Don't Ask Me Which One

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.20.2014 | Weddings
Ann Brenoff

Weddings and anniversaries seem like one-day events to me. What matters more are the things that transpire on all the other days of the year -- how you treat each other, how you make one another feel, what kind of partnership you have running the show that is your life together.

The War of the Roses, 25 Years Later

Warren Adler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.

Women Who Loot

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Of course I was not a looter, the CNN camera makes all rebels into looters by definition. But my historical battle was that of yet another Balkan looting raid, against one's own parents and history. Not one Balkan war was ever won with clean hands.

11 Things I Learned From 11 Years of Marriage

Kendra Alvey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Weddings
Kendra Alvey

Most of our fights are because I told him we were having drinks with Fred and Anna Thursday night, but he wasn't listening because he was watching The Kings game. Or he told me not to talk to him Tuesday night because The Kings game would be on, but I wasn't listening.

You Can't Give a Girl Too Many Flowers

Fred Lundgren | Posted 12.06.2014 | Good News
Fred Lundgren

Honey, I always hint that I like purple Lisianthus and Gerbera Daises and you always get me an assortment of flowers. These assortments always include Lilies but Lilies remind me of funerals.

Anniversary Notes: What Barry White Taught Me About Love

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I grew up, fell in and out of love more times than my mother appreciated, and learned that the kind of passion Barry rhapsodized about wasn't easily found. I still believed in it, didn't give up on it, but stopped holding every relationship to the standard of "no way out." I always seemed to find plenty of ways out... as did they. Until I met him. The man I married.

The Anniversary We Didn't Know We Were Waiting For

Amy Heinz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

We stood there, with friends and family as our witnesses, in the hopes of building a home, a family, and a beautiful life together. And we've done just that.

Newlywed Milestones: 6 Things to Celebrate Your First Year

Danielle Tate | Posted 11.05.2014 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Fear not newlywed, although your wedding was a huge celebration of combining your life with your spouse's there are many things to celebrate during your first year as newlyweds.

Ask an AriZona Beverage Co. Sales Guy

Blake Henderson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Okay, I know you probably think that I'm going to say you should be buy him an AriZona Beverage Co. gift certificate or something like that, but, as you said, this is way too momentous an occasion to mess around with something so minor league as that. This calls for a real gift. One that shows him how much you care. The big guns.

The Absolute Best Way to Reflect on Nixon's Resignation

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

On this anniversary, let's remember one great -- but too often overlooked -- Lesbian African-American House Representative from Texas who steered us through a Constitutional crisis 40 years ago with logic and passion.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

I Know A Guy

Justine Solot | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

I know a guy who grew up with no sisters and hardly any friends of the opposite sex, but was happy to grow old surrounded women. I know a guy who didn't wish for a son and grew irritated by anyone who presumed he wanted anything other than his daughters.

10 Years Later, 448 Pounds Lost, 1 Life-Changing Procedure

Woody Woodbeck | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Woody Woodbeck

How can we truly get a respectful acceptance from others when we internally are being unjust to those in our own community?

Srebrenica Genocide: 19 Years After

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Jasmina Tesanovic

I asked my father, a native from Herzegovina, for a schoolgirl digest version of the good guys beating the bad guys in World War II. And my father told me a terrible story, cruel and heroic with him as an actor.

Why I Feel Like My Wedding Anniversary Date Is Cursed

Darryle Pollack | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

We were married 20 years ago today -- but we're not celebrating. The problem isn't the state of the union -- but the date of the union.

After 11 Years, My Partner Still Has My Number

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Ledcat still has my number, so she is fully aware that I would turn this simple tale of a symbol of love into an activist cry for justice and fairness.

When You Think He's Forgotten You

Jamie Krug | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Krug

You round a corner and you are here. And you begin to cry a little when you realize that it will not be fancy and there will be no amuse bouche and most certainly no Michelin star chef and that you are supremely overdressed. And it could not be more perfect.

LBJ's Use of Power Is Needed in Today's Fight for Moral Immigration Policies

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Where there is a will, there is a way, even in today's political world where change seems to be harder to come by, as the president acknowledged during his retrospective on LBJ's "genius" political work on civil rights.

25 Years Later, Ways to Explore The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

EuroCheapo | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
EuroCheapo

With the big milestone coming up, we've compiled a list of 10 ways to explore the history of the Wall, its construction, dismantling, and the reunification of Germany.

Every Anniversary Is Golden

Jim Moret | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weddings
Jim Moret

As I lay gazing at Keri, still fast asleep, I saw her beautiful face. Even in slumber I felt her beautiful spirit. I realized then what I guess it took me a lifetime to know for certain -- every anniversary is golden. So is every day.

Tetris: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Game

Panos Panay | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I couldn't help but feel wistful when I heard that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Tetris. Even though I have not played the game in about 25 years, it got me thinking about why Tetris became (and remains) so popular to begin with and also how, in some ways, it's the ultimate gaming embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Phil And Me -- 34 Years Later

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.21.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I was always terrified of marriage. It seemed to me like a place where women lost sight of themselves. And I was quoted saying things like "Marriage is like living with a jailer you have to please." Or, as Gloria Steinem once said, "I can't mate in captivity."