The core truth that jumped out for me was this line:
A good marriage is not about finding the right person, it's about being the right person.I couldn't be the right person until I got sober. All my relationships have improved since that day more than 15 years ago; I think everyone who knew me then and knows me now would agree.
–Mar!a, Someday is Now
Thanks, Mar!a, for taking the time to share your thoughts about what makes a good marriage. I think your essay deserves to be printed in a magazine.
I mentioned here yesterday that Dateline will be airing a program tonight called "Food Fight" – a debate over personal responsibility vs. corporate responsibility as the food industry is increasingly being targeted as a root cause of obesity. I love Jen's comment: "As if it's just one or the other." Hey, they only have an hour, and that's how television works – wrap it all up in a tidy little package before the credits roll. Hasn't Oprah been having a food-fight debate for the last decade?
I wonder if Dateline interviewed successful weight-loss bloggers for the program. They could learn more from Jonathan, Skinny Daily and PastaQueen – and many others! [see the sidebar] – than from McDonald's or Kraft Food executives.
I don't have live-blogging capability [or skills!], but I'll be taking notes.