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Monday, February 26, 2007

A little bed-time reading

Here's a cached link from Google of my most recent article - ran in Sunday's paper. The direct link was broken. I think that has something to do with the Miami Herald Web site being a little out of sorts right now due to a heavy duty maintenance overhaul.

Anywho, it's nothing fancy. Just a short profile of a husband and wife as part of our new series on long-lasting love and how different couples found each other and fell for one another.

Click here if you're curious.

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  • Amazing, James Burnett. All this time, I was kicking boys to the curb for pointing out my flaws in public, such as the need for a root job, when it was really a sign of love. I am misguided.

    Well done, my good man.

    By Blogger 123Valerie, at 1:33 AM  

  • This is so so kewl, my best friend is a makeup and hairstylist...he luckily does not point out my roots, but he did make me grow my hair:)

    By Blogger etain_lavena, at 5:18 AM  

  • I enjoyed reading your article. Good work James. Do you get the same satisfaction out of writing a good post as you do a newspaper article?

    By Blogger captain corky, at 6:42 AM  

  • awwww that's beautiful. i've resorted to think that i shall die alone and miserable with about 40 cats. i'm taking donations now.

    Thank you.

    ps my roots are about 5 inches long. thank god its close to my died color. which only means im a moron for dying my hair so close to my own color. :-\

    By Blogger Yasamin, at 8:48 AM  

  • Sweet.

    By Blogger Freddie, at 11:19 AM  

  • That's a sweet article. I love how they are so different but can accept each others quirks. Very nice.

    By Blogger Erica AP, at 1:15 PM  

  • I like it very much. It's so nice to read something positive for a change.

    By Blogger fiwa, at 1:50 PM  

  • Nice story and nice couple. Good balance for the homelessness study and expose taken up by McClatchy, which is commendable in its own right.

    Ladies, this story is a good example of how a man pointing out something wrong with you is not an automatic dig at your self esteem--it's when he doesn't alert you to it or do anything to fix it that you should worry.

    By Anonymous Big Daddy, at 3:09 PM  

  • 123V, glad to be of service. It's my job to make professional excuses for when guys step on their tongues.

    Etain, see, that's yet more proof that guys do notice women's hair.

    Captain, yes I do. The thing with my articles is when they run they're one of dozens, maybe hundreds of stories in the paper that day. Maybe readers will tell me what they think. Maybe not. Maybe they don't even notice my article. I never know unless I hear from them. But when I do a good post, I'm almost certain to get lots of feedback. So yes, it feels equally good.

    Yas, no one as out there (just kidding) as you will die alone. And please, please don't become the cat lady. I'll donate to help prevent that.

    Thanks Freddie, they were a cool couple. They seemed to look at each other the same as when they met 20-plus years ago.

    Erica, I thought that acceptance of flaws was the coolest thing about them too.

    Fiwa, glad you liked it.

    And BD, thanks. That homelessness study is deep. Stuff like my little peace is just a periodic diversion.

    And ladies, I'm not sure I was 100% certain what "roots" were until I met this couple. I've heard Mrs. B talk about 'em from time to time. But I never really paid attention. I thought it was just more hair/stylin' jibber jabber. Now I know.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 3:30 PM  

  • Cripes, James, you'd love our story.

    Actually, maybe not. It's really f***ed up.

    By Blogger Tere, at 3:53 PM  

  • Great story, James.

    Now, if only Britney had met him ... (sigh) :-)

    By Blogger Manola Blablablanik, at 4:46 PM  

  • Good read. I'm a cynic these days. I don't believe you can find that anymore.

    By Blogger Dayngr, at 5:11 PM  

  • Tere, I think you told me yours and Ben's story. You'll have to refresh my memory. Maybe you guys can be my next subjects in the love series.

    Thanks Manola. And you're right. Britney could definitely have used Ric's touch.

    I feel ya, Dayngr. I tend to be a cynic about these things too, except where they involve me and mine. But stories like this give a little faith that love at first sight does exist.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 5:30 PM  

  • Oh no, James! Our story's too f***ed up for us to have casual conversations about it. And I think I'd die of mortification if it was printed in a newspaper.

    Clearly, I have some issues to work on! :-)

    By Blogger Tere, at 8:24 PM  

  • You know, I find it interesting how few articles are written about couples who stay together despite their unfathomable distaste for one another.

    Or is that what talk shows and Onion articles are for?

    By Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy, at 10:08 PM  

  • that's a cute story. Then again, I always have been and always will be a sucker for stories about people who have been married a long time.

    My BF is the opposite, though - he just recently starting growing his hair long and *I* have to help *him* style it. He likes when I straighten it, which breaks my heart. Sigh. I hope we can last.

    By Blogger hyacinths and biscuits, at 10:14 PM  

  • That's a great story...and it gives me hope!!!

    By Blogger Claudia, at 11:03 PM  

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