A New Dispensation

In October, my wife Krishna and I will have been married 38 years. It was a long road. Now that the likelihood of reconciliation on the pillow and of compensatory grudge mating is floating away in the distance, it’s especially important to renegotiate our live-together contract frequently. Here is a new version, fresh from today.

She may abuse me as often as she wants and under any circumstances, and in as loud a voice as she wishes.

She does all the drudge work in the house and she feeds me well and often.

I try to manage our finances.

I may never criticize her or anything she does under any circumstances.

My wife claims that we are just putting black on white the rules of the normal, conventional, traditional marriage.

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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