Posts Tagged: valentine’s day

Smiles on Valentine’s Day

I’ve been out of the Valentine’s Day “business” for a while now. I mean, not exactly. I still send cards (paper and electronic, now). But my old “job” of trying to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day is pretty much something I’ve retired from. Now, granted, the cards could be having that impact. I don’t always know… Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

Slimming down for Valentine’s Day

My last batch of Valentine’s Day cards are winging their USPS-loving way to their local destinations (distant locations were mailed days ago). With that, my Hallmark moments are nearly complete. In the time between now and soon-to-be, I have some hours to reflect on the changing nature of Valentine’s Day for me over the many… Read more »

Love is not just for lovers

We interrupt your regularly scheduled series on my creative influences for this important message: I love Valentine’s Day. Does this seem odd for someone without his own “special someone”?  I don’t think so.  Or, more accurately, I don’t think I am without a special someone. I have wonderful memories of Valentine’s Day.  For a long… Read more »

What if I had been selfish?

One of the basic tenets about writing, from emails to blogs, is that the reader isn’t always clear the tone or mood behind the writer’s words.  Let me take this moment to clear up any potential uncertainty on your part:  the following is written in a state of bemused good humor (with a dappling of self-deprecating… Read more »

Moms

This week ends with Mother’s Day, so I think it’s an appropriate time to dedicate this week’s posts to stories about Moms. My parents divorced when I was very little and my Dad remarried shortly after that, giving me two Moms for most of my life.  As was customary in those days, my sister and… Read more »