Category: friends

Putting Your Friends Out

We live near an airport. When our friends fly, our home transforms into a park-and-ride. When our friends fly, our home can also transform into a bed-and-breakfast. We offer this service. We are trying to be good friends, not bad friends. Some participate. Some don’t….

Conversations and How to Have Them

Together we discussed friendship, which was one of my favorite experiences. But recently I have noticed that friendship (or relationships in general) are built and fueled by conversations. Over the past few months I have been observing conversations. But conversations are weird. Some are like…

Elliptical Orbits

(Image Courtesy of wiseGEEK) Apparently I have a lot in common with early astronomers. Both Copernicus and Galileo thought that planets traveled in perfectly round orbits, because the circle was an “ideal shape.” Circular orbits made sense, something is moving around something else, and…

New Patterns, New Memories

Getting together with people, especially with those who are close, is not always easy. Logistics. What time, where, who, and what? Dynamics. The past, the incident, that time, and those words. Expectations. The food, the venue, the relationships, and the activities. Patterns. When to…

Eel Gloves

(Image Courtesy of adirondackalmanack.com and USFWS) Sometimes we can be hard to pin down. Sometimes we wiggle and squirm our way out of accountability, progress, or accomplishment. Sometimes we say we are going to do something, but try to slip out of it. A good friend…

The Forgiveness Receipt

We do something wrong. There is a transaction that needs to occur. We need to apologize. We need to say we are sorry and ask for forgiveness. A real apology: Not a “I am sorry if I [offended, hurt, misunderstood, overreacted…] But more of…

A Little Friendly Research (My Turn)

I asked you a series of questions, and your answers appeared in the last 7 posts. Your answers were vulnerable, honest, funny, serious, and clever. Your answers inspired questions, discussions, and honest conversations about friends, and friendships. Your answers inspired some actions, as friends…

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