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Month: September 2009

The Answer is… “Yes, we need more hangers.”

It’s nice to know the answer to a question before you encounter it. Today’s post aims to give you such answers. And today’s answer is “Yes, we need more hangers.” Every married man will encounter mysteries. One of those mysteries for me has been my wife’s infatuation with clothes hangers. How many clothes hangers does one family need? Apparently, the answer to that question is a number somewhere near infinity. I knew that two hangers were used in an attempt to unlock the car and retrieve my keys. One hanger was used trying to clean out a drain pipe....

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My Nine Nine Nine Post

I decided I couldn’t let 09/09/09 go by without a blog post. After all, I am one of those crazy people who likes numbers. If you read the book “An Imaginary Tale” then you qualify as a numbers geek too. Anyway, I was reading an article about the various views of 09/09/09 that I found on Twitter. ( While reading it the following paragraph stood out to me: “As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.” Wow! So this day really fits me perfectly. The exact thing could be said about me. On my best days I am all about forgiveness, compassion and success. On my worst days, arrogance and self-righteousness are fitting descriptors of...

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Husband Skills: The Art of Deflective Vagueness

I loathe self proclaimed experts. People who claim to be experts are usually just as lost as the rest of us, but they have figured out a way to sell that to us. If you hear an expert introduced, count to ten and you will probably hear a sales pitch coming your way. I don’t even like self-help books for the same reason, although I will admit to being suckered into one every now and then. With that said, I am no expert. This blog is not intended to be authoritative (unless you’re a publisher, if so, give me a call and I’ll give you my credentials.) The truth is I love to write and need the practice. I also love being married. Since my wife and I have been married for many years now, I thought it might be fun to pass along the few lessons I have learned to my fellow travelers on this journey of matrimony. Hidden within the last paragraph is today’s topic – Anniversary Snares. (The fact that spell check just corrected my misspelling of “anniversary” should emphasize how deeply disturbing the topic can be to any husband.) Notice that I mentioned my wife and I have been married for “many years.” I’m not trying to hide anything there, I was being intentionally vague. Rule one is never give specifics about your anniversary unless...

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