Category Archives: Relationships

Romantic Cynicism and Cynical Romance

My friends ask me why I’m still single. Well…actually, they don’t, really. Not any more. I’ve given them enough half-truths and approximations over the years to satisfy them. I even believed most of my own explanations, at the time. “I … Continue reading

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Grease My Knees and Fleece My Bees!

I like picture books. I like grown-up books too, but sometimes all the words get in the way of what’s being said. Pictures–the right kind of pictures–don’t.  I saw The Missing Piece, by Shel Silverstein, sitting on a shelving cart … Continue reading

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Those Couples

I’m sitting in the lounge of my former dorm, here for a weekend visit (and to watch the Breaking Bad finale with friends). Right now I’m looking across the room at a couple of freshmen on a couch. I do … Continue reading

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Stalkers Have Relationship Problems, Too

Dear Red-Haired Girl in Room 209, Hey, it’s been a while. We seem to be in a bit of a rough patch, and I thought we should talk. But from a distance, of course. 50 meters or less, right? Haha. … Continue reading

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Pretty People Depress Me

WARNING: I foresee nothing of value coming out of this blog post. Save yourself from a heavy dose of depression and self-loathing and just stop reading right here. Attractive women depress the crap out of me. Not even movie-star-level attractiveness, … Continue reading

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Where’s Witty Banter When You Need It?

Movies have ruined my social graces. Whenever I meet someone new, I only have about two minutes of wit before I’m tapped out, as film has conditioned me to expect a scene change or significant plot twist at the end … Continue reading

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Slut

Christians love sluts. Wait, I said that wrong. Christians love slut, the term, not sluts, the people group. I’m not sure why this is. As a religion, for the most part, we’ve gotten pretty good at not calling people niggers, yids, … Continue reading

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