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"Thanks for the update, James, and happy to learn that you are happy and doing well in a new marriage. Your story warms the heart. "
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I was raised in a very religious family. I am retired from the University of Virginia, where I was a professor of special education for more than 30 years.

Nov. 8, 2018

Wowzy! Yikes!

My wonderful wife of 25 years, Patty Pullen, died in early 2012. I doubt she's in heaven, although that's where most believers would imagine she's gone. She lives in loving memory of me, my kids, and my grandkids.

 I'm now remarried to a wonderful woman who was my Ph.D. advisee long ago (she's 23 years younger than I, the best teacher I've ever seen). Her husband died in a fall about 6 weeks after my wife died of multiple brain diseases. She and her late husband and I and my late wife had been good friends for over a decade, so it's not as if we didn't know each other. We greatly admired each other prior to the loss of our spouses but had no romantic connection.

Soon after our mutual loses, we did. Now, I feel as if I've fallen into the honey pot again. Although Jeanmarie grew up in a devout Catholic family of Polish origin, we share a disbelief in the supernatural. 

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At 1:59am on November 9, 2018, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks for the update, James, and happy to learn that you are happy and doing well in a new marriage. Your story warms the heart. 

At 12:04pm on July 1, 2016, James M. Kauffman said…

My email is jmk9t@eservices.virginia.edu

At 9:33am on June 17, 2010, Dale L Johnson said…
Hi James -
You asked me to contact you at jmk9t@virginia for your full reply.
That email address is missing a dot and a final location so it's no good as is.
cheers - dale
At 11:10am on June 16, 2010, Dale L Johnson said…
Hi James - I just signed up here because of you :-)
Someone sent me your brilliant letter to Dr Laura Schlesinger. I checked you out to verify you were real and found this site as a result.
At 11:17pm on July 23, 2009, It's just Matt said…
Welcome to AN, hope you enjoy your stay and check out our local group at http://atheistnexus.org/group/virginiaatheists
At 9:23pm on July 23, 2009, Nate said…
Welcome, James.
At 3:28pm on July 22, 2009, James M. Kauffman said…
I grew up a Mennonite. As far as I know, all my relatives are theists.



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