Realizing My Marriage Is Like The Inside Of A Hard Boiled Egg

It’s the hard boiled egg hack I’ve been looking for my entire life.      This story starts with a mystery. Our messy life      “Why would someone leave two random eggs sitting on a shelf in our fridge?” I asked myself as I went about my daily quest to keep the fridge somewhat organized.      With these pandemic times, both Husband and I and working from home, youngest daughter doing Fall semester of college from her cave, er, room, the

Read more

Slowest Swimmer In The Boat Inspires Coveted Award

Slowest swimmer Sam Land showed doubters what a real winner looks like Sam Land knew one thing. It was time to get on the boat.     This is a story that starts with a group of very dedicated triathletes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Guess who is coming to town In 2014, the folks who run the Ironman Triathlon announced they were bringing their event to town. We’re not talking some easy peasy weekend dip your toe in the triathlon waters kind of

Read more

Why I’m Pretty Sure My Perfectly Imperfect Husband Just Gave Me a Compliment

What do you think about what my perfectly imperfect husband just had to say? I found out this week that my husband has got it.     Got it bad. I’m kicking myself because I should’ve known.     Maybe I should’ve expected it during this ongoing pandemic? As long as we’re trying on maybe’s, maybe he shouldn’t have gone there. Come inside our marital conversation      So, let me invite you into certain marital conversation that took place this week.      I came

Read more

That Time U2’s Bono Wasn’t The Biggest Rock Star On The Tour

What we can learn from rock star Bono touring Africa with US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill “Oh, and I toured Africa for two weeks with Bono.” It’s the line when talking about my 12-years at CNN that makes eyes bug out the most. Yes, it was all that. 4-countries. My first trip to Africa. Crazy access to one of the biggest rock stars in the world. And, And, That actually isn’t the whole story. Not the most important part of

Read more

Surprising Our Daughter At The Airport Before She Heads To Semester Overseas

Surprising our daughter seemed like the only option when I had to be in two places at once You can subscribe to our MilesHusband YouTube Channel here This was the kind of problem with only one answer.      I’d have to be two places at once. You’ve been there, Dear Reader?      Or tried to be both “theres?”      Sunday, our oldest daughter was leaving for a semester studying overseas.      As a mother, I wanted to be here to

Read more

My Husband Said ‘No Dog On The Couch!’ And Then This Happened

You make the call about dog on the couch-Yes or No? I’ve started shopping for one of those DNA kits.      For my husband.      The need is rather urgent.      For it’s become rather obvious,      He is not the man I married.      You might remember THAT guy, Dear Reader. An unlikely marriage      The one who was such an animal-unlover that he seriously considered not marrying pet-crazy me.      The one who insisted we go to pre-marital

Read more

This Great Thanksgiving Debate Is Dividing My Marriage

You need to have the final say on this Thanksgiving debate You might suggest that this is something Husband and I should’ve addressed before we got married.      You would not be wrong.      Except that, we are so far apart on this issue, it’s possible, had we discussed it, no marriage would’ve ever taken place.      Our differences should not shock us.      Look at how differently we grew up.      Different parts of the country.      Different religions.

Read more

My Unexpected Journey To No Longer Owning A Car

No longer owning a car is part of a bigger life question I should start this week’s column with a confession. I didn’t tell you the whole story. It just didn’t seem that important at the time. Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you the wild story of trying save a baby squirrel? I drove an hour to get the squirrel to a wildlife rehabber who will be taking care of the little guy and eventually releasing him

Read more

How Our Best-Intentioned Wedding Anniversary Plans Went Totally Squirrelly

Somehow it’s another wedding anniversary that didn’t go as planned It was supposed to be a special anniversary. For Husband and me. Lucky number 7. And yet, It was not the anniversary we planned.      Husband tried to surprise me with out-of-town plans.      No one was waiting for his last-minute search.      He pivoted to Plan B. “Let’s splurge and go to a fancy new restaurant.”      Which was also very exciting.      Until an hour later when the

Read more

Your Dog Doesn’t Love You Back Like You Love Her And Let’s Be Thankful For That

The fur was flying. With good reason. I caught a recent online segment of “Good Morning Britain.” Call it mindless internet surfing. I call it, “research.” For this column. Yeah, I’m going with that. Can you say this about your beloved dog? I’m watched this segment, shaking my head, thinking, “Did they really go there?” A commentator daring to say the unsayable. About a dog’s love. That he can’t. Your dog can’t love you back. At least not in the

Read more
1 2 3 10
%d bloggers like this: