Tag 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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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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Magic waters: Hot springs are magnificent for both humans and wildlife

When my wife, Kari, stepped into the natural, 94-degree pool at Days Inn Thermopolis last Labor Day weekend, she was overcome with euphoria. She smiled and let out a big sigh. Completely captivated, she became one with the water. Such … 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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Frank Valach: reflections on a life built of love

“This is how I get my exercise,” said Frank Valach, 99, as he pushes himself toward the cafeteria in a wheelchair Thursday at The Villa, where he’s lived the last three years. A beloved father, grandfather and literal community builder … Continue reading

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Nothing compares…paying respect to Prince

Whether a Prince fan or not, I’d say it’s hard to be a musician and not at least be a Prince appreciator. And if you haven’t given him a try, take a listen to “Purple Rain,” and let it guide you. As I listen to it now, I hope he’s in a place that looks and feels as majestic as the song sounds. Continue reading

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