Category Archives: Relationships

Any kind of relationship: love, friendship, family, parent/child, siblings, enemies, competitors, colleagues and classmates.

The Problem with Vampires

A friend of mine is a big fan of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. I haven’t read the books, nor do I feel any particular desire to do so. But I have seen the two movies that came out, mostly by accident. My daughter and I were hoping to see something else, but in a small rural location the choices are limited, and once we take the trouble to make it out of the house to see a movie, it seems a shame to cancel the outing just on account of the movie itself. Continue reading

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Reciprocity and Turn Taking in Love

No love is selfless. Love is its own reward and is tied directly to the reward center of the brain, Continue reading

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The Romance of Poldark by Winston Graham

The Romance of Poldark by Winston Graham      When Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall after fighting in the colonies for three years, he finds his father dead, the mines mortgaged, the house a shambles, the servants drunk and his beloved … Continue reading

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Finding a Soulmate: The Spinster and the Beggar

The Spinster and the Beggar        A lonely spinster walked daily down a narrow street to her place of employment as a librarian. She wanted for nothing, for she had a well paying job, and she was always … Continue reading

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Making a Place in Your Heart for Someone Who is not Going to Stay

At Inverted-A Press, we are gearing up, slowly but surely, for the publication of John Wheatcroft’s The Portrait of a Lover. The current projected release date is in December of this year. The interior typesetting is done, but we are … Continue reading

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Chemical Romance

It was a Saturday afternoon, a hot and humid day with not a whole lot going on. I could hear the growl of a lawn mower in the distance as I stood quietly contemplating if I should flip the burgers … Continue reading

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Got a minute?

Who has the time to finish all of these tasks? I silently asked myself as I pondered what time I would get home on this night. Another Friday where I found myself rushing to complete as many tasks and projects … Continue reading

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The Friennemy strikes again.

Friends. Can’t live with em’, can’t live without them. Some fun, some boring, some weak, some cajoling. Friends are the variety of foods in a vending machine; some good for you, some purely terrible. And in my case, I sure … Continue reading

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