Marriage Curtails Cancer

"A beautiful person is with you, confide your problems." The c-word: Cancer. I've had so many friends and family battle this monster. Sometimes I feel like Mona AlvaradoFrazier when she talks about her friend Michele Serros: https://alvaradofrazier.com/2015/01/06/michele-serros-author-poet-friend/ I wish there was a four-letter word I could use in conjunction with this devastating illness: Cure. And here's another c-word: Curtail. Well, at least marriage has been shown to help...so let love … [Read more...]

Soaking up Spain

Paakto: to go out, date The Pearl River runs through the city of Guangdong (previously Canton).  Due to its wide banks and its busy water traffic, people use a special way to pull boats through the river.  They place two boats side by side and tie them together with ropes.  When one of them moves, the other follows.  This method is called Paakto, and the term is also used to describe lovers who walk hand in hand.Sun Moon Lake, TaiwanI am proof that you can still paakto after marriage.  My … [Read more...]