Category Archives: Love

Falling Out

“I wonder how we look to other people,” Penny said. “Do you think we look happy?” She took a sip of her Guinness and stared blankly into the mirror behind the bar. under a poster for “The Commitments,” a movie … Continue reading

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Senior reporter grateful to be considered family

“You’re family, Charlie.” That was Lynn Toller’s reaction when I told her I was leaving the News-Argus to take a position with the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce. She gave me her sad puppy face. Those of you who know her … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to Grandpa, the most grateful man I’ve known

On Saturday, April 18, my grandfather Marshall Cheek Kidd passed away. He had just turned 97, and, for the first time, was really starting to feel his age. The life of the party was slowing down, both physically and mentally. … Continue reading

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There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to proposing

Are you thinking about popping the question? If so, how do you know you’re ready to make the move? Do you create the mood or wait for the moment to present itself? Do you involve others or keep it private? … Continue reading

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Set Free By Love

“Where there is love, there is joy.” – Mother Teresa Kari wore her light blue sundress – the one she wore the first night we went to dinner. We went to The Mint, a restaurant I’d go to regularly – only … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

“Dwayne Johnson has it covered, babe.” Half asleep, unsure of what was going on, that’s all I could muster. The alarm continued to sound, and Kari wasn’t comforted. “What? Seriously, Charlie, I think something’s up.” I opened my eyes a … Continue reading

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The Challenge

Sometimes there are more than bargains in the Walmart clearance carts. For Trevor Golden, there was a challenge, right there in front of him; one he wanted to share. As he looked in the $5 DVD clearance cart, he saw … Continue reading

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Learning from love: celebrating my parents’ 40-year anniversary

On Monday, June 5, my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. This major milestone has particular significance for me, as I approach my own very first wedding anniversary. Although Kari and I dated nearly five years, we didn’t live together … Continue reading

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How to survive your wedding day

Even if you have a wedding planner (which we didn’t), it seems the craziness of the day is just part of the experience. Emotions are everywhere. You can hardly focus on what you’re supposed to do, let alone follow a conversation. Continue reading

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The Beam: Cherrell and Nico, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

With all the problems in the world, with all the poverty and depression, domestic violence, hatred, anger, division, death and destruction, it can be easy to lose sight of all we have to feel fortunate about, all the reasons to be joyful. If I get discouraged, I’ll think of Cherrell and Nico. I’ll think of their family-to-be. I’ll think of the way they beam when they talk about each other, and I’ll think about my wife, Kari, and how I “beam her up” every chance I get. That’s pride, and, when you have it, you don’t even know you’re doing it. Continue reading

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