A lot of things in my life have played out in this blog, in flickr photos, in tweets. But that’s not everything. Not by far.

A wonderful new part of my life, a long vet that has been in development offline a long while, came on a month ago, when I stood on a cottage porch at sunset in Eastend, Saskatchewan, and joined lives with Cori.

How else to say it to the world?


After some back and forth of whether to do this, 2 days prior, with the help of Cori’s daughter Jessy Lee, we decided to hashtag it #alanandcori. Thanks for the big flood of responses.

A few photos have found their way to flickr

Among many special things that went into the mix, after some indecision on picking rings, was working with a designer Allyson Simmie on a design of our own making, that represents the terrains we both came together from, the Mogollon Rim of Arizona meeting the prairies of Sasketchewan

Custom Rings

Custom Rings flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

There was a great back and forth by email with sketches by Allyson and our suggestions sent back via my Photoshopping:

A middle of the process sketch of the ring design

In early May I packed up Red Dog and drove to Canada to live with Cori, we got married, moved to a new place, all in the busiest month of her teaching year.

And in my old age, took way to long to get a blog post out.

In fact, our first month anniversary seemed to be a national celebration with fireworks

Canada celebrates Cori and my one month anniversary

And thus it is blogged. And now it is lived with the one I share a universe with, a universe of two that can exist on a patio, on a fence line, on a beach walk. I love you so, Cori.

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An early 90s builder of web stuff and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person. And he is 100% into the Fediverse (or tells himself so) Tooting as @cogdog@cosocial.ca


  1. I can’t believe I missed the photos — so sweet and lovely and joyful you two look (and Cori’s daughter, and Brian). So thrilled for you –such hope for the world!– and look forward to a visit from you two one of these days!

  2. Congratulations to the both of you. The pictures certainly share the happiness and love the pair of you share. Welcome to Canada Alan and many happy years together!

  3. Congratulations to both of you! Alan, I always suspected you the heart of a Canadian flatlander in you. Saskatchewan is a magical place and I wish you and Cori many years of happiness and bliss.

  4. So glad you got around to blogging The Bug Event and included the tweetstream. I am not as enamoured of Twitter as others in spite of the best efforts of DS 106 so missed those fun preliminaries. First a dog then a wife—you have created the reality you deserve, and we are both so pleased for you.
    Love from Sandy and Peter

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