Category Archives: marriage

go with “funny” — marital advice, should you need some

The little creature in the panda shirt here is my niece, Frances, and I could not be more delighted about that.

When Fei-Fei found out that friend Laura isn’t married (wearing no ring, as Mommy does), she suggested that she marry Pee-wee Herman, because he is funny.

Just when you needed something to feel good about.

Photo by Dwight Swanson, May 2015

if all you have is a hammer, all the world is a nail — adapted for coffee beans

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In this case of “Oops — bought the beans, forgot the grinder,” the carpenter went for his hammer.  The coffee beans had a certain robust texture.

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It reminded me of our first outing together to the house in Chincoteague, also, with no real provisions.  Rustling about the cupboards, he saw that a cornmeal muffin mix might be just fine with a can of Mandarin oranges, with the syrup, and it was.  I saw a creative and functional man.