Paul’s Perambulations

July 6, 2012

Calling all married/established activist couples – where are you?

Filed under: Family,Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 6:38 pm

Fran and I do many of our social actions together as a couple. We have always done some things separately, but we are often together.  But in my experience we are the only married/established couple present (more…)

April 12, 2012

Do old people get “X” rated?

Filed under: humor,Love,Religion — admin @ 4:04 pm

The average duration for sex is said to be about twenty minutes.  You might think that was reasonable. But wait. Most recently, Fran and I leaped (more…)

March 10, 2012

Informing my family that I have met someone — Fran. (Our meeting is described elsewhere on this blog.)

Filed under: General,humor,Love — admin @ 6:51 pm

I called my older sister in Connecticut in late June 2002 because I always visit family in New England in August and needed to prepare her well in advance that a friend would likely be joining us. My sister is very cautious/traditional in this area, and also protective of me; it would require a delicate touch. (more…)

August 1, 2011

“How do you know when you’ve met the right one?”

Filed under: Family,Love — admin @ 10:21 pm

I was asked the following by a friend who is in the process of making life and relationship decisions: “How did you know when you met the right one?“ My response follows. (more…)

July 30, 2011

Weight, health, life style, and why do we have friends who are like us?

Filed under: Education,General,Love — admin @ 12:55 pm

There are substantial individual differences among people in regard to weight and health. Significantly, folks tend to associate with groups that share their particular issues in this regard. We interact with those who  (more…)

July 4, 2011

Moral Patriotism — is it an oxymoron?

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 9:58 pm

It is natural to form a special attachment to family, friends and surroundings, whether we are Americans, Chinese, Bangladeshi, whatever. But must our individual welfare come at the expense of those (more…)

June 26, 2011

Do you choose to sing or not sing the Star Spangled Banner?

Filed under: Love,Peace,Religion — admin @ 10:57 pm

This CNN Belief Blog discusses the reaffirmation at Goshen College to not play the Star Spangled Banner at athletic events. For some people our national anthem is seen as so militaristic as to be offensive to religious conscience and not good for this country. (more…)

April 26, 2011

MONEY MATTERS for dating, etc. etc.

Filed under: General,Love — admin @ 11:17 am

What happens when the financial resources and financial expectations differ significantly for those dating?  Who pays for what? Can it really work, (more…)

February 1, 2011

Comments on Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy

Filed under: Family,General,Love,Work — admin @ 7:22 pm

I recently came upon this well-written and challenging blog The author discusses personal issues of family, relationships, work, etc. from the perspective of a single mother. Here are some of my Comments on her blog and on similar blogs. They can be put in perspective by referencing them to her original postings if you wish. These topics are different from my usual ones and present an opportunity for me to write about some issues that I usually don’t cover. But I also see that the authors’ situations and concerns are different from mine, and thus my blog and their blogs will naturally go their separate ways, even while we continue to learn from one another. Also, I have transferred much of my attention from my blog to my Facebook posts, where I condense some serious ideas into the allotted 420 spaces.  Her Blog Topics are in BOLD. My Comments follow: (more…)

January 26, 2011

Dating and Marriage

Filed under: Love,Recreation — admin @ 9:19 pm

I started dating during the final disintegration of my former marriage. It is my experience that dating progresses through several stages. (more…)

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