Eric, a classically trained pianist who had been playing since age 3, was already writing music when a mutual friend introduced him to Arlene.She played him a demo track she’d written in her high school hallway, a teen-angst song titled “How I Feel.” She thought it was corny. Soon, the two formed Jaxum Records (a made-up word that, for a while, was Eric’s catch-all term, like “whatchamacallit”); she wrote melodies and sang and he did the mixing and distribution.
Consider a character like the retired doctor in the story “Nothing Human,” a grandmother three times over, who takes the opportunity of a cruise-ship vacation to berate her husband for his squeamishness: “We can’t try anal intercourse because you think I’m filled with shit to the brim. She misses that, and she misses her first husband, too. When she dreams occasionally of her first husband, it’s in a detached, friendly way—“like a little visit.” Or take Marianne, a sixty-five-year-old retired social worker in “The Loves of Her Life,” whose own second husband, Stu, is annoyingly short on virility.At some point, they realized their musical partnership had segued into something more. Too cold.), Eric finally slipped a ring into Arlene’s hand just as she, in mock-exasperation, had scooped up a chunk of black lava from a Maui beach and said, “I guess I’m going home with just this rock.” About a year after their December 2014 wedding -- an unseasonably mild day, with a brass ensemble and a backdrop of swimming sharks at Adventure Aquarium in Camden -- Arlene left a positive pregnancy test on the sink with a note: “Hi Daddy; see you in a few months!After several attempts to propose (During a Philadelphia Orchestra concert? ” She broke the news to her parents with a framed ultrasound image; two months later, the couple bit into cake pops -- pink!We gebruiken cookies om inhoud en advertenties relevanter te maken en je een veiligere ervaring te bieden.Als je op de website klikt of op de website navigeert, ga je ermee akkoord dat we op en buiten Facebook informatie verzamelen via cookies.