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Perfectly Unbelievable

February 24, 2014

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I am wounded by insincerity, and by honesty delivered too late. This goes for my own behavior, as well as that of others, although if I’m the one guilty of guile, I seem to get over it much faster. When I was a junior in high school, I developed what I thought was a close […]

The “Let It Slide” Collection

November 12, 2013

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Every year, as Catholic school students, we were sent out into the neighborhood on fundraising expeditions, wearing our uniforms and carrying cardboard suitcases filled with overpriced chocolate bars. It was my first sales job, and I was terrible at it. I’m pretty sure my Aunt Josephine bought the entire box every time, not because the […]

A Valentine for Imperfect Couples

February 13, 2011

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For those of us who grew up with fairy tales, and later with the movies and television, it might be natural to assume that romance is supposed to lead to happily-ever-after. We take it for granted that destiny holds our perfect match in its hands, and while the prize may be slow to arrive, eventually […]

Rules, Tools, and (Possibly) Fools

June 9, 2010

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There are double standards and there are Double Standards. (I suppose there are also DOUBLE STANDARDS, but I don’t feel like thinking that hard right now.) I’m just talking about the small things that indicate we have separate rules for men and women. These are not the equal-pay-for-equal-work issues. These are the things that, in […]

A Personal Ad

June 8, 2010

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MARRIED COUPLE, EARLY FIFTIES. SEEKS OTHER COUPLES FOR CONVERSATION, COMPANIONSHIP, AND FUN. No, really. We’re not into anything weird. We’re just tired of talking about the weather and the price of gas. And we’re hoping there are others out there who might be feeling the same way. Here’s a little about us. We enjoy traveling, partly […]