Let's learn more about the demons. Check out the newest episode of #Hachinan at https://infinitenoveltranslations.net/hachinan-tte-sore-wa-nai-deshou-volume-19-chapter-6-demon-reporter-lumi-carchs-part-1/
#novel #reading #read #book #books #bookstodon #lightnovel #manga #anime #fantasy #harem #romance #strategy #war #fiction #marriage #silentsunday #sunday #magic #politics #childbirth #nobles #demons #isekai
Beaverton: Editorial: Women must date unpleasant men, and we’re not just saying that because we’re unpleasant men https://www.thebeaverton.com/2023/12/editorial-women-must-date-unpleasant-men-and-were-not-just-saying-that-because-were-unpleasant-men/ #satire #canada #commentary #relationships #FeaturedPost #Editorial #Marriage #dating
Everyone wants to be a little happier right? Well, spoilers: have good relationships with people and get more exercise.
Kudos again to Veritasium for great content, if only he were on Mastodon.
#happiness #marriage #lifeExpectancy #health #longevity #friendship #exercize
This time Ms. Ishikawa suggested the excursion, to check out the new Kyōto annex of her Ōsaka employer, the department store chain Takashimaya. There was even a store in the annex of theme items by Nintendō (任天堂), one of the few big companies based in Kyōto (last photo!).
It is ironic in terms of official Japan's reputation that Japanese women must take their husband's surname, except if they marry a foreigner. Then they do not have to, and my wife kept her maiden name. It is not well known, so sometimes the mailmen have wondered if we are related or what.
Although I thoroughly enjoy the tawny brownish red autumn leaves, leave it to World Heritage temple Kiyomizudera (清水寺) to display the full splendor of red maple leaves.
Randeep Hooda wedding: Randeep Hooda-Lynn Laishram's love story, became the symbol of the wedding, these are the Bollywood stars!
#randeephooda #randeephoodawedding #Randeep #LynnLaishram #model #bollywoodmodel #bollywoodactressesstyle #actresses #actressmodel #bollywoodactors #bollywoodactoractress #marriage #filmindustry #bollywoodgossips #BollywoodGossip #randeephoodafan #hariyananews #hariyana
Much to my wife’s exasperation, I’ve been asked to do a TEDx talk.
TBF, she’s mostly infuriated by the thought that I’m going to be saying, “thanks for coming to my TED talk” at every opportunity, which I am definitely going to be doing. This is a woman who jumped out of a plane with me, not because she wanted to skydive, but because she couldn’t bear the thought of me going on about it once I got back.
Housing Costs Are So High That Divorced Couples Are Still Living Together
#ycombinator #wsjlifework #Monetary_Policy #Interest_Rates #Economic_News #Political_General_News #Society_Community #Marriage_Divorce #SYND #WSJ_PRO_WSJ_com #LINK_i7_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #LINK_i6_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #LINK_i3_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #LINK_i4_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #LINK_i5_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #LINK_i2_WP_WSJ_0001371498 #political #general_news #society #community #marriage #divorce
It was a slightly rough start to the day with a little bit of disagreement between us. But what matters is not that we disagree with each other in any relationship, but that we make effort to understand each other and own our part afterwards! :))
Why don't our students just marry each other, and other questions about #marriage and #family
Why four couples got married at the same venue on the same afternoon
By Lillian Watkins
A wedding celebrant has hatched a one-of-a-kind fundraiser — marrying four couples in one afternoon, with a hair, make up and photography package for the budget price of less than $1,000.
Why four couples got married at the same venue on the same afternoon
By Lillian Watkins
Two years after standing vigil and praying for her newborn son's survival, a wedding celebrant has hatched a one-of-a-kind fundraiser — marrying four couples in one afternoon.
For Reuben and Charles have married two girls,
But Billy has married a boy.
The girls he had tried on every side,
But none he could get to agree;
All was in vain, he went home again,
And since that he's married to Natty
Three years ago Sharon and I committed to traveling the rest of our time together, sharing our space (and everything else) in blissful #marriage. Her sister Jenny gifted us this wonderful custom #DoctorWho #TARDIS poster to commemorate the occasion, which Christopher Eccleston (the Ninth Doctor) and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) graciously autographed at recent #DragonCon appearances.
Happy #anniversary sweetie. Next stop Barcelona? (the city, not the planet)
A quotation from Baudelaire, Charles:
Being unable to abolish Love, the Church has desired at least to disinfect it, and has invented marriage.
[Ne pouvant supprimer l’amour, l’Église a voulu au moins le désinfecter, et elle a fait le mariage.]
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
From The Intellectualist at the hellsite, here's Senator Mike Braun [R-IN] saying he's open to SCOTUS changing settled law and depriving people of equal protection in** mixed racial marriages.**
Thus allowing states to reimplement old miscegenation laws, or banning so-called mixed ethnic marriages, requiring SCOTUS overturn *Loving v Virginia* in 1967.
These are confederate radicals.
"Partner", "spouse", "husband", "wife" are all such conventional terms. Next time, introduce your significant other as your:
* Parole officer
* Official mascot
The novel DAYSWORK is a beautiful and unusual exploration of writing and creativity and marriage. It really conveys what marriage *feels* like, or at least collaborative marriages, so l was very interested to read these married authors sharing how they jointly created it.
Below is a fascinating interview with Hillary Goodridge (she and her then fiancee were plaintiffs for this case) reflecting on the past 20 years.
It was a landmark decision by the state's supreme court. Massachusetts then-governor, Mitt Romney, declared it a "blow to the family" and called for a state constitutional amendment to define a marriage as between a man and woman. Former president George W. Bush, during a State of the Union speech, similarly advocated for a constitutional amendment.
From the article:
"And as today, we were used as political fodder — which continues now, especially with young trans kids, with people of color, with immigrants. Politicians will use us for whatever end — and forgetting, as Mitt Romney did back then, we are your constituents. We are the people you are here to serve."
I was in the car on the way to get my drivers license yesterday. On the way there, I heard a radio announcement that an 80s musical artist my wife likes is playing in our city. I was really excited and bought tickets right away.
I am way more excited to see my wife’s smile when I present her with the tickets than I am to go see the concert. We will see Daryl Hall.
Japanese figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu has announced his divorce — only three months after his marriage was publicized — saying the couple had been troubled by slander, stalking and overheated media reporting. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/11/18/more-sports/yuzuru-hanyu-divorce/?utm_content=buffer37dc5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #moresports #yuzuruhanyu #marriage
Still recovering from an incredible outpouring of love from friends and family celebrating our 40th anniversary last weekend. So touched and honored to have people I've known longer than that come to town to celebrate, as well as our newer friends who really laid on the love. If you can throw a party where people come and say nice things about you, I highly recommend it. Four days of wonderful togetherness. (Pics on the way – didn't take a single one, myself.)
Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage
Put their marriage on center stage
After just half a year
They've decided it's clear
That their love, alas, could not engage
Fertility treatments are on the rise in #SouthKorea, driven by delayed #marriage and government support to combat the declining birthrate, with a 47.6% increase in treatment seekers in 2022 compared to 2018.
OTD a quarter of a century ago (it was a Friday) a young-ish woman and a young-ish enby (who in those days was assumed to be a man) who knew each other only a few months said to each other: "Yes, I do!"
Within the next 4-5 months they'd have divorced if the woman hadn't fought hard for her partner.
Then they lived through the ups and downs of their life together in Munich until they moved to Hamburg (2006-2009) just to move to NYC (2009-2013) and again nearly divorced, had, this time, not the enby fought hard for their partner.
Then, by 2014/15 they decided to settle down - in Munich.
During all those 25 years they struggled with each other, with life, the universe, everything; went through heaven and hell; questioned themselves, their life, their sexuality, their job, their ... everything.
But they kept together through all that hardship until, one fateful day in December 2021 the enby finally realized that they are, in fact, a trans non-binary person and came out their partner a week later - anxious, fearful, full of angst...
... but their partner surprised them, because you know what? She loved them - always! And then she said something beautiful: "I can't tell you how it will be and I can't tell you where this will take us - but it will take us there together! *That* I can tell you and promise you..."
Since then the two people have struggled through the ups and downs of their new relationship (with a lot more ups than downs now), made wonderful new friends, learned to enjoy the benefits of their beautiful relationship and vowed to continue staying together until their love for each other ends - or eternity - whichever comes first...
I am thankful to the universe who brought us together and I am immensely thankful to this amazing woman I will continue calling #LoveOfMyLife, my BFF, my island in a stormy sea, my partner, my equal, my missing half, ...
Here is to another 25 years 🥂
28 October 1874 | Jewish man, Moses Katz, was born in Kaunas (today Lithuania). He emigrated to Norway in 1898 with his wife Sara.
He arrived at Auschwitz on 1 December 1942 and was murdered in a gas chamber after arrival selection.
My wife went to a party with her girlfriends last night and was the designated driver for 3 women. She got so drunk that they had to Uber back to our house, and I had to drive her this morning to pick up her car.
So, we drive twenty-five minutes out to Sand Key, and as I pull into the parking lot, she says, "Oh no! I forgot to bring my keys!"
Then she made me buy lunch at a Greek place that had vegan options, because, also, "I forgot my purse!"
I feel used.
#StoryTime (for new readers)
Some background posts that lead into the story. BACKGROUND
But, in this #thread, I want to talk about my wife, who isn't here, online.
You hear little bits in posts, and all about what I am doing, what about the woman that works silently behind the scenes in my life?
Part of this overlaps with my personal story linked above.
#India's #SupremeCourt has said it cannot #legalize #samesexmarriage, saying the #decision must rest with #parliament. However, the #court said #society has a #duty to "#safeguard the #rights" of the #LGBTQ #community.
16 October 1910 | Dutch Jew, Louis Lena van Emden, was born in Rotterdam.
He was deported to Auschwitz from Westerbork with his wife Marika in August 1942. Marika was murdered in a gas chamber after arrival selection. Louis perished in the camp on 30 September 1942.
This week I've been mainly reading, no. 99.
Rachel Ingalls' short(ish) Binstead’s Safari (1983/2013) is a focussed tale of male stupidity & self-deception and the positive effect of leaving one's country and finding yourself (the wife's story). It focusses on miss communication in #marriage & salvation through becoming someone different when circumstances allow. While having a rather downbeat (but logical) end, it is an acute exploration of how male self-obsession wrecks lives.
life would be dreary
without a someone to love
I am feeling blessed...
*Shout out to my Hubby of 22 years!! Sometimes that someone is a friend, a sibling, a neighbor or a pet. And don't forget to LOVE yourself!
#MastoPrompt - dreary
It’s been thirty two years since this picture was taken and quite a journey since then. The short version is we’re still together and still love each other. And I’m a better person because she loves me. In fact, that she chose and still chooses to love me is the greatest gift I’ve ever received; a gift I’ve never deserved.
Men, if you could do it over, would you wait longer before having sex in your current or most recent relationship?
★ For the slightly longer questions (& chance to win a free 45-minute coaching session with me or a colleague please see forms.gle/2ePLjfdwDtMKpU3J6
Today, I decided to pay a visit to the neighborhood in which I grew up as a kid. On my way there, I was reflecting on my childhood. Hong Kong by Gorillaz came on YouTube Music. (Yes, I play YouTube Music in my car.)
That's when it hit me.
What an eventful life I've lived! Who could have predicted it? I had a heart attack, and cancer. I've moved from Canada to the US to be with a lady for 26 years, though we're now divorced. I've been to India, Taiwan, and yes, Hong Kong, too. I have a bachelor's, a master's and a Ph.D. I've discovered late that I'm autistic. I've reasserted my true identity as pansexual and polyamorous, a little prior to discovering my autism.
Maybe my epitaph will read:
"If nothing else, this man has definitely led an eventful life."
"For those who have money, marriage is likely to help them to have even more of it; for those who find a good match, there are many emotional and societal rewards of partnership. But you need stability first; you need the money, jobs, housing, and health care first. And these are the things that the American government, particularly the American right, does not want to offer its people."
Now in the form of a formal blog post and a little paper: "Partner prospects and the marriage promotion fallacy."
#marriage #familysociology #demography #paa
Had essential repair in our home this AM. Worker wore #KN95 over beardybeard, sigh. We wore #N95 & ran #CorsiRosenthalBox in his space, had window open, & vented with fan after he left. Yes I am truly exhausted/frustrated from doing #CovidPrecautions but better than having #LongCovid or complications. Husband swears while he sets up filtration but does it. Just like I swear when I put HIS dishes in the dishwasher! #Marriage #CovidIsAirborne #CovidIsNotOver
79% of currently married US women have their husband's last name. Keeping own (ie, father's) name more common among young, liberal, Hispanic, and more educated women. https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/09/07/about-eight-in-ten-women-in-opposite-sex-marriages-say-they-took-their-husbands-last-name/
#marriage #family #sociology
Today is my wedding anniversary. 9/1/91 (We did that so I only had to remember two numbers.)
I told Mrs. Miasma I wished we could take a digital photo of us as we are now, and send it back through time to the "us" that got married 32 years ago.
Mrs. Miasma said she believes her younger self would've thought "Well, it either went really well or *really* badly."
Gender no longer required on #Boston #marriage applications https://www.universalhub.com/2023/gender-no-longer-required-boston-marriage
Two women held a symbolic wedding in Kharkiv on Aug. 25 to protest the lack of #marriage equality for same-sex partners in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions.
We’re working on a couples retreat in the Rockies that we think will appeal to some Edmonton & Calgary folks. Couples who want more than mediocre. If you’re curious (& want to be on the wait list for “super earlybird” pricing)… https://forms.gle/2ePLjfdwDtMKpU3J6
Yesterday, my partner and I shared a beautiful moment. It had been a stressful day of travel, both drained and overwhelmed. We'd taken a shower, I sat at his lap and we rocked slowly. I thought about wanting to marry him. Suddenly, he said:
"Ugh! Should we just get married? Let's just do it?"
"Yes, let's just do it!"
*This beautiful oil painting by African artist Angu Walters depicts a happy couple holding hands. Original and print available from Boise, Idaho, USA.
If you have ever been married, did you or your spouse change your name - and how did that go? Here's a short, anonymous #survey to share your experience. Thanks! (Please pass it on in your networks, too!) (US residents only for now.) https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_8wsMAMubPtpWZiB
#marriage #names #sociology
The late Mr. Tarheel's been gone almost 9 years. But if he'd lived, this coming Saturday would have been our 44th #WeddingAnniversary and it's got me thinking about the miracle of #BeingLoved so much that someone would promise before God and your families and community and sign a legal contract to spend the rest of their life with you -- and then do it.
In other news, I think I'm allergic to #Goats.
👉👉Why We Should Ditch Marital Privilege, Eschew Relationship-Status Discrimination, and Embrace Non-marital History👈👈
A World Without Marriage | Psychology Today
@zoomar the husband of one of my old coworkers used to ask to borrow his friend's car whenever he went on a first date.
You're probably thinking he wanted to drive a better car to impress his date. Actually, it was the opposite. He didn't want anyone dating him because he drove a nice car so he intentionally borrowed his friend's beat-up oldster when meeting someone new.
His date (my coworker) didn't care. They ended up getting married.
I broke it.
She bought a cheap one. It is garbage and we hate it.
What features do I even want in a rice steamer? At the very least, it should be easy to use, have a visible timer and not form a rice crust at the bottom of the cooking vessel.
A little love for you....
Coral heart acrylic painting - find it here:
#MastoArt #art #AYearForArt #painting #FediArt #FediGiftShop #artist #arte #TraditionalArt #kunst
#love #romance #LoveArt #lovers #marriage #romantic #gifts #wedding #BuyIntoArt
#heart #acrylic #abstract #AbstractArt #expressionism
I've learned a lot more about cooking in the past few years, not only because the pandemic (although the it gave me a push), but just from a logistical standpoint. I'm work from home, and wifey has to drive over an hour to Phoenix every day (🙄).
I think that she likes that I'm now able to cook better and more often. As soon as I'm off work here at home, I start thinking of/making dinner. That's another big advantage of wfh. I can't imagine her driving over an hour to get home then having to make dinner. It doesn't make sense. Even though she is a GREAT cook. She taught me a lot. Like what things go together, etc. She's vegetarian now and we try to eat semi healthy (cutting sugar and fat just when we can), so I try to work all that in. Using odd leftover ingredients sometimes, experimenting- it's pretty cool, actually. Sometimes you feel like a mad scientist. 🤣
The most important thing probably to all of it is figuring out what ingredients you always need to have around, finding them at the best prices, and making sure you use them fast enough before they go bad- which is always tricky, especially with fruits and veggies.
I used to hate cooking (all I did before was eggs or microwaved stuff, really) and I think I kinda still do hate the process and effort (I'm not one of those people who gets a lot of gratification from stuff I've cooked, I barely like food 🤣🤣) but I gather up the energy required, and I enjoy knowing that
Having an air fryer has really helped, and I can't stress this enough. If you're on the fence, just get one. I use it literally daily. You can air fry all KINDS of things-- veggies, meat, it's incredible. Probably best not to totally cheap out on it though, as we've been through a few. Ours is a Ninja.
I also set up a Trello board with a bunch of meal ideas, after people on here gave me great advice- if you want to see that, it's here!
We do a little meal planning, as I also make her breakfast and pack her a lunch, as she puts on makeup/does hair in the morning, and again, it just makes sense. I don't need to look any certain way, I rarely leave the house!
This one got a little long. Maybe I'll throw it on Substack eventually? I'm not super active there (yet).
#cooking #food #MealPlanning #Trello #WorkFromHome #WFH #WFHBenefits #AirFryers #marriage #LearningToCook #breakfast #lunch #dinner #Substack #pandemic #PandemicSkills #COVID #vegetarian #VegetarianCooking #veggies #FruitsAndVeggies #HealthyEating #HealthyMeals #vegetarians
#AfricanArt #paintingoftheday #marriage #wedding #couple #romance #painting #acrylicpainting or #artprint
Painting of the Day. Couple
> > https://www.artcameroon.com/couple-1-african-marriage-portrait/
*The painting is full of rich colors and textures, and it captures the warmth and joy of the wedding day."
I ended up cross-posting day-before-yesterday's tiny rant onto ErosBlog, where a commenter's question led me to expand on it, just a bit:
"I don’t mind saying that LOYALTY is pretty near the first duty of any spouse. If you aren’t first and foremost on their side, and they on yours, that’s bad. Causing your spouse pain may be inevitable — anybody can fuck up — but putting it on social media postured as funny? That’s NOT loyal enough."
SEX, LOVE, DEATH, ETC
is a curated collection of articles on @Flipboard
If you’ve got must-read articles on #sex #love #marriage #death please tag me when you post or email me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I’ll add to the collection.
In the meantime, please boost this post - and read the Sex Love Death Etc collection 🙃