Category Archives: Love

The New Yorker, Bert, & Ernie: Man friends

“Hey, Bert. Want to talk about masculinity?” “Gee. Masculinity? What is masculinity, Ernie?” An upcoming issue of The New Yorker (pictured right) will feature Bert with his arm around Ernie, who is leaning into Bert while they watch a really old television … Continue reading

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Diamonds: Pulling the wool over love’s eyes

Last week I read an article that summarized all that is wrong with the diamond industry fairly well. Dhar wrote “Diamonds are a sham and it’s time we stop getting engaged with them,” for Business Insider, where the lack of … Continue reading

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Relationship 101: Tips from the Runaway Bride

I find myself watching The Runaway Bride again tonight. The first time I ever saw this movie, I was living in San Antonio and rented it from the library at the university where I worked. I watched it four times over … Continue reading

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Balancing Love

Yes, “Everybody wants to love, everybody wants to be loved,” yet both of those seem critical to a balanced equation. Something like: C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 => C12H22O11 + H2O (that’s glucose + fructose combining to form sugar and water… seems to be a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day *almost* flowers

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am thinking of past Valentine’s Days – some that have gone well, some that didn’t go much of anywhere, and others that went terribly wrong. My favorite of the “terribly wrong” Valentine’s Days was from … Continue reading

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