Author Archive: Robert Alter

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Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude

Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

     Uncle Buck got up one morning and wasn’t feeling too chipper.  All week he kept telling Aunt Maude that he needed to go to the doctor.  Aunt Maude called for an appointment.  The next day Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude went to Dr. Wheeler’s office.  Uncle Buck told Dr. Wheeler all his symptoms, and [...]

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Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude

Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

     Uncle Buck got up one morning and wasn’t feeling too chipper.  All week he kept telling Aunt Maude, “I think I need to call Dr. Wheeler to make an appointment for a checkup.”  Aunt Maude called for an appointment.  The next day Uncle Buck and Aunt Maude headed to Dr. Wheeler’s office.  Uncle Buck [...]

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Old Navajo Woman Wisdom

Old Navajo Woman Wisdom

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.  As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.  With a silent nod [...]

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The Choice

The Choice

| January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

When I was born, I was given a choice–a big penis or a good memory.  I don’t remember what I chose.  Lewis.    Mobile, Alabama

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Sex in the Kitchen

Sex in the Kitchen

| January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

My wife was standing in the kitchen, preparing our usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only the T-shirt that she normally slept in.  As I walked in, barely awake, she turned to me and said softly, “You’ve got to make love to me this very moment!”  My eyes lit up and I thought, “I [...]

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Marriage is a relationship

Marriage is a relationship

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Marriage is a relationship.  When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.  You’re no longer this one alone, your identity is in a relationship.  Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a [...]

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