Or, to be more exact, the end of the Love Symposium. Gratitude, teasers, and Madeleine Peyroux after the jump. You should also consider it an open thread.
Jaybird wanders through the Five Languages of Love and Long Distance Relationships before telling you how to live.
A joke to make you cry.
Sam Wilkinson: Love Opportunist.
The love song survey. Results to be compiled whenever voting stops.
They were born two months apart. He grew up in a three-room apartment in Leningrad during the Brezhnev era. She came of age in the stucco suburbs of sunny 1970s Southern California. How two people from opposite universes met, fell in love, and managed to stay married despite, or perhaps because of, their cultural differences.
Sometimes love is the vehicle for evil. Guest writer zic explains, in what might be the most powerful story Ordinary Times has ever featured.
(A warning to readers that although no graphic language is used, this post does contain disturbing subject matter.)
Love is built on trust. But how can trust be built with young children? Kazzy explores…
Does love endure? Will a love developed over decades whither and fade in a few short years? I don’t think I want to find out.
Love, like death, cares nothing for scheduling.
Can dogs love us? What science may say about the relationship between humans and their canine companions.
A framework for love lifted from a 1986 academic paper is of value.
Trumwill cites Tim Minchin while prattling on about how love changes us.
I guarantee we were having more fun than anyone else in that restaurant.
Not everyone waited for craigslsit or Match.com to be invented to find a way to browse potential partners. Johanna Hanley revisits her parents courtship.
“Today our son is four years old. Some days I honestly don’t remember that our journey to becoming a family is different from most. He is part of my heart and I can’t imagine any other way for our family to exist.”
A Northern Tale
In classical art, you almost never see Athena and Aphrodite depicted together. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not the same reason you never see Clark Kent and Superman in the same room.
What happens when someone who is suspicious of the very idea of long-distance relationships decides he has no other choice but engage in one?
Growing up I had no bigger dream than to be a husband. What marriage has meant to me as an expression of love.
On the inexplicable lastingness of sibling love.
When you’re straight, you’re often told what romantic love is: Parents. Friends. Songs. TV. Movies.
This is a lot more useful than most straight people seem to realize.
Welcome to Ordinary Times’ latest symposium.
A Valentine’s Mix.
Love grows where Rose and Mary go, and increasingly the courts give it their stamp of approval.