I edited my serialized essay, "Marriage, Family & Friendship," into a new issue of Common Place, the personal journal that I started in 2008. If you have an iPad, download the PDF, which is easier to read than the online version. If you read along to my posts on "Quotes & Thoughts," thank you. This version is shorter, removing some repetition and tightening up the prose a bit. I would now call it a speculative essay. It still has the discursiveness of the original, since I couldn't bring myself to leave any of the codas out. To me, they all relate, but the connection is not always obvious.