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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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Counterintuitive Protection: A “child’s” perspective

“She wanted to kill me. What did I do? I was only a child, an infant at that, merely eight months old! Did I cry too loudly or too often? How could the thought enter her mind?! How could she actually pull out a knife? She’s … 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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Fairies and Nymphs

Fairies and nymphs are gentle companions to my pain and pride. They abide by the rules of never-land, a place where your wildest desires are commonplace realities: replacing misfortune and erasing doubt with pixy dust and starlit nights. Loneliness is … Continue reading

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If all dogs go to heaven

For Nika If all dogs go to heaven, I imagine it like this for you:

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No choice necessary

This dress does not define what I can say. I may speak passionately about the smell of burning rubber at a drag race without irony. My make-up in no way covers up my intellect, nor should it lead you to … 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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