Six Months That Change Your Life

Actually, technically its the first six months after my life changed. I remember a young mother telling me, just before having her second son, that her first son had no idea how his life was about to change… That’s how I felt. I knew it was going to happen, but couldn’t possibly prepare myself for what it would be like. The good news is… it was for the better!

Tomorrow is Hawkgirl and my six monthiversary…


Jeff Crandall Photography


Jeff Crandall Photography

Jeff Crandall Photography






We spent our honeymoon is two locations. A lovely condo in New Hampshire courtesy of our wonderful friends (thank you Hopes!). Gorgeous mountains, wildflowers, granite rock flows, mountain streams and lakes, and an off-season tourist town meant we had the restaurant to ourselves….

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… and in Florida on Siesta Key in another stunning condo, courtesy of more wonderful friends (Thank you Hazeltons!). The waves were perfect, the water was bathtub warm, the seafood was amazing, and I had poached egg for the first time (two thumbs up), the new wife asked if we could go see Man of Steel, hunting shells…

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Then it was time to revolutionize my life and move to another country. Cambridge, England de facto. We had pretty much used up our vacation time, but with several long weekends available to us, we decided to make this year our burrito.

No one can henge like a stone can henge, and that was first on my sight-see wishlist… They think that it predates the druids, actually, but whoever those bronze age fella’s were, the henged the crap out of those stones!

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Then down to Cornwall, with green hills, stunning cliffs, Landsend, Pirates of Penzance, the Minack Theatre, the place where the telephone wire makes landfall from the Americas to England, and Cornish pasties…

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plus a little stop-off in Somerset on the way back for some fresh cider…

Another getaway took us by Eurostar to Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. Yeah, all right, they did a nice job with it. I was properly impressed. Eiffel Tower, cheese and fresh baguette, the Louvre (Hall of Italian Master Sculptors, thank you), crepes, Notre Dame and an awe-inspired prayer, an American in Paris…!

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And of course there’s Cambridge itself. A small university town, that you can bike across in 30 minutes, and God help you if you have to drive across it at rush hour. It makes Houston traffic seem “flowy.” It really is picturesque. I should take a few pictures for you. You can be trotting through a cow patch one moment, and strolling a cobbled English market the next. There’s punting on the Cam, and scores of little artsy pub events happening just beneath the surface. They drive on the left, package beverages in boxes (I know, right? How does that work?), and everybody walks around talking in these British accents like they’re in some Sherlock episode… oh wait…

It’s been amazing. Thanks Hawkgirl, you give me wings…


Happy Six Monthiversary!


About doctornogrod

Daniel Cossette is a writer, actor, dancer, and mime originally from CT, USA. He's been writing, producing, and acting in scripts since jr. high. At Mimeistry International, Pasadena, CA he double-majored in Mime and Theology. Afterwards he founded Ambassador Arts and produced the shows Say It Louder! and Christmivest, including all original stories; he danced with Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, TX, and eventually moved to England where works with Springs Dance Company, and directs Infusion Physical Theatre. He is married to a long time friend from the mime school, and currently resides in Cambridge, England.
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2 Responses to Six Months That Change Your Life

  1. Kristine says:

    Congrats to both of you! It will continue to get better.

  2. Anne-Marie says:

    The best for both of you forever !

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