We’re not big on milestone occasions, birthdays and anniversaries tend to be quiet affairs in our household. This fall was our 25th wedding anniversary and, in usual fashion, was celebrated in a low-key way, much as how we got married — a good bottle of wine, a heaping pile of steamer clams, and a big bag of salty chips at a nearby lobster pound only a bike ride away, with a beach walk afterwards. We look forward to the next 25 years together, though perhaps with it passing less quickly this time.
Congratulation to the good citizens of Iowa, Maine (hurrah!), Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington for recently passing marriage equality, and joining 16 other states that support this civil right.