• Why We Didn’t Celebrate Our Anniversary This Year

    Our eighth wedding anniversary came and went with little fanfare on the 8th of this month.  Ana and I had dated four years before we married, we wanted to be sure.  So with a strong love and twelve years of wedded bliss under our belts, it should have been...
  • Five Things That Make Ana Happier

    Marriage is a thing like getting a puppy or buying a boat.  If you want it to make you happy and give you years of joy, it requires constant care and maintenance.  We call it “work” when we talk about maintaining a marriage, but maybe a better approach, for...
  • Making Our Marriage Our First Priority Again

    When Ana and I met I was a photographer and she was a professional athlete and model.  We travelled the country together and every chance we got she modeled for me.  We did what we wanted when we wanted and were glued at the hip and happy about it....
  • Love Is…

    We get up early at our house. Some days are inspired by the vigor and resolve that dawn lends to a fresh new day, and others by nothing more than rigorous discipline. And then there are the days that begin well before sunrise and any pre-determined time when we...
  • No Warning, She Just Called Me Out On This Podcast

    I wasn’t ready to make any kind of announcement but Ana went ahead and did it anyway with no warning.  Of course that means I will have to return the favor someday, when she least expects it!  Today’s show is about perspective but most of it, it seems, was...
  • She Won’t Turn Me Into A Vegetarian

    Ana switched to a plant-based diet a few months ago and it’s been working really well for her but I’m happy eating what I eat now although I have added a lot of fruit and vegetables to my diet and feel much better for it.  While big differences like...
  • But First, Coffee

    Coffee, like pretty much everything, has changed a lot since I was a young man. It’s still dark and steamy, and it still puts lead in your pencil, but ordering a cup has a measure of complexity to it now that didn’t exist back then. I remember my first...
  • Culture Clash In Our Marriage And How We Solved It – Podcast Episode 52

    Ana was born and raised in Brazil and I come from the prairie province of Saskatchewan in Canada.  She is a fascinating woman and she puts all the color and excitement in my work-until-you-drop life and I bring things to her world that she appreciates.  But when the stress...
  • Managing Overwhelmed

    Ana and I are overwhelmed most day, every day actually, with three toddlers in the foster system, two dogs, two businesses, and a marriage.  The brochure said there would be balance, the brochure lied.  So here we are in way over our heads and wondering how the heck we...
  • All For Love

    I spent my twenties like most young bucks, with more ability than sense, and enough energy and potential to set the world on fire. I spent it all on being a Cop, a SWAT Cop, and I was a powerlifter back then, even set a record that stood for...
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