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COUPLE'S NET

Isn't That Nice

I was at a concert recently, minding the box office, when a man rushed in saying he was bringing his wife her eyeglasses. I pointed him through the double doors....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2013
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Taboo Topics in a Relationship or Marriage

You tell each other everything, right? Pause. Are there things you don’t tell each other? If you’re telling each other everything, it puts you in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 22, 2016
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PRESSING ISSUES

New column answers readers' questions

Newsflash! We are living in an ever-changing, evolving media climate. How we get our news, when we get our news and who provides our news has morphed into something...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 1, 2007
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Taking Leave of GRAS

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun? The Food and Drug Administration is the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 30050 Views

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Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 29937 Views

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The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

I saw this quote at the Y, and thought it is so fitting for relationships. It is up to us to water the grass within our relationship. Here are several suggestions: - Giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 19, 2015 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 29781 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Thinking ?Bout the Government, Part Two (Don?t Follow Leaders ? or was it TeaPers?)

My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 16 comments | 29714 Views

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. . . Loved in Spite of Ourselves

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo While...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 29601 Views

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Pronouns

Okay, I'm getting tired of the awkwardness of writing him/her and s/he, etc. I am going to randomly write pronouns (and mix it up from post to post). Just sayin'. ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 29394 Views

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Valentine's Day: Pressure for Perfection

Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love and romance. It may be great pressure for gift buying and giving, and for doing things for your beloved. In the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | 6 comments | 29394 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love ? Part One of a Series

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by BT, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
40 comments | 28977 Views

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No Words Required

I was in Berkeley recently, and as I got in the car with the window rolled most of the way up, I noticed a couple passing on the sidewalk. I could not hear their...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 30, 2014
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Time Change

We're getting an extra hour of daylight, starting on Sunday. I do not want you to work for another hour a day. I want you to spend time with your beloved (without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 6 comments | 28444 Views

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My Daughter Died 18 Years Ago

My daughter had Trisomy 13, a fatal chromosome disorder. Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21. The lower the number, the more serious it is. Her death, among a series...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 5, 2016 at 2:12 am | 6 comments | 28377 Views

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Five Do's and Don'ts for Surviving Miscarriage

Fit Pregnancy magazine recently asked for my expert opinion about finding ways that miscarriage can make you stronger. It's an excellent article; I enjoyed writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 28374 Views

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808 Topics for Couples to Talk About

A normal piece of homework I give couples is to have date night EVERY week, and they may not talk about kids or work. The instructions are to take turns planning...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 28344 Views

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The Grace of Nelson Mandela: An Example for Couples

The more I read about Mandela, the more I am impressed by his grace and humility. He initiated healing ? and connecting ? conversations with many people and organizations...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2013
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"How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 28176 Views

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“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage

Kristin Collier’s new book, Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage is a must read for any couple going through this transition. When...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 27983 Views

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Dear Chandrama, I Want to Change my Life . . .

. . . and I'm finding it hard to do. I am scared, and realize that in some areas I am stuck in my ways. My husband wants me to change, too. Any advice? Stuck Dear...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 25, 2014
There are no comments yet. 27977 Views
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