What’s a Wedding Without Family and Friends In the Time of Covid-19?

The bulbs we planted, yellow daffodils and purple crocus, are in bloom. They mark the spot where I hoped my daughter would be standing in her long white dress next to her betrothed, exchanging vows. It’s not going to happen—this spring. They are still in love but there’s a virus on the loose, interrupting lifeContinue reading “What’s a Wedding Without Family and Friends In the Time of Covid-19?”

Wedding Weekend in Madison Wisconsin

Last weekend my son Christopher Patrick got married to his long time sweetheart Laura Smith. The wedding took place outside the home of Laura’s parents in Oregon, Wisconsin near Madison. I had not seen my son Justin, who lives in Indonesia since Christmas, so I was very excited at the prospect of a family reunion. Continue reading “Wedding Weekend in Madison Wisconsin”

Sweet and Simple Wedding

Weddings don’t always have to be extravagant affairs. A wedding is really about celebrating a lifelong commitment to one another and the celebration is about people enjoying each others’ company. A few weeks ago I went to San Diego County to attend the wedding of my nephew Ben Crilly, who is a marine currently stationedContinue reading “Sweet and Simple Wedding”