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October 13, 2013 04:42PM
- Sex With You is a Bad Metaphor
October 07, 2013 05:26PM
- Dinner with a Slut
August 27, 2013 03:39PM
- I Think I'm Having a Gay
August 07, 2013 01:15PM
- Pretty Got Fat
August 06, 2013 06:46PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “zanelle and Lezlie,
thank you - for reading
between the lines
October 15, 2013 12:05AM
- “@Lunchlady: "The wrong
choice is always the simplest
October 13, 2013 05:33PM
- “My internal monologue is
way better. Very positive
admiring. The internal
October 13, 2013 04:56PM
- “Oh, damn, trig. Did I
say Kansas? I meant... Yeah, I
Kansas, you freaking
October 07, 2013 11:21PM
- “I'm always a little
amused by those who discover,
October 07, 2013 10:45PM
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Every now and then, I get together with a bunch of college buddies. It usually happens for no particular reason. One of us decides that it’s been too long since we’ve gathered to drink, laugh, boast and lie. So we meet. We eat and imbibe. We flirt with waitresse… Read full post »
Sometimes, the office gets a little stifling. I find myself drawn into details, immersed in minutiae, heading down a slippery slope toward micro-managing my staff. Which I hate, and I strongly suspect makes my people mutter darkly about me. And nobody needs darkly-muttering emplo… Read full post »
Now, don’t look
Don’t see at all
Don’t hear glass shatter
Don’t feel gray dust
Don’t smell the awful
Don’t taste harsh grit
Just don’t look
Don’t see things fall
Don’t hear the voices
Don’t feel sweat trickle
Don’t smell r… Read full post »
It always happens during the night, and I don’t actually feel any different when I wake up. When I open my eyes, the ceiling looks the same, with the same morning blurriness. The sheets feel the same, and whisper the same entreaties to just reset the alarm and enjoy… Read full post »
All images via: http://www.elle.com/Fashion/FASHION-WEEK
As a New Yorker, and as a man, of course I’m excited about the new fall fashions for women. It’s nearly autumn, and I want to know about the things in which the gals will soon be wreathed, wrapped, button… Read full post »
I like Valentina a lot, in spite of the fact that she’s a little too much like me. And by that, I suppose I mean that she’s very focused on her work and career. And that she’s not averse to an occasional noisy evening of nocturnal gymnastics, on a… Read full post »
Dawn peeking fades stars
At lake’s mid, gentle moves hand and foot
In still water treading soft
Buoy a head just, just
Strange place to greet the day
Silent private cool
Far from shore
Head back, eyes
A loss, and not the first
Sad, not bitter… Read full post »
I am a capitalist exploiter. I benefit from the labor of my employees. They are nice people, smart people who work hard. I pay them a salary every month, but they generate more revenue for my company than I pay them. That revenue is large enough to cover all… Read full post »
Part 3 of 3.
I could tell Beth was close to erupting. She had a scary look on her face, and I’d seen it before. It was a look that spoke of… Read full post »
Part 2 of 3.
Please read Part 1.
Kayla was examining the exterior of my car, an exquisite beast that proves Detroit can match its German counterparts at every turn. “Looks kind of like a stealth fighter jet,” she said.
“I know,&rd… Read full post »
Part 1 of 3.
There are lots of things I’m not good at, of course. But I don’t worry too much about those things. Where possible, I try to surround myself with people who are strong where I’m weak. I’ve found this to be a winning life strategy,… Read full post »
If you sat down beside me, we would talk. About lots of things. It would be interesting, because it always is. I’ve never met a person – not a single one – whom I didn’t find fascinating in some way or other. Because every life and every way is singular.…
It’s very nice to be a handsome man. People treat you well, and assume you possess virtues that you don’t. You get to enjoy that subtle once-over appraisal (and sometimes twice-over) from women young and old. You get away with things you shouldn’t. And there&rsq… Read full post »
Photo from University of British Columbia, via CBC News
Everyone who knows me is well aware that I keep a close eye on the latest in research about men and women.
What you may not know is that I also adapt my approaches to women, according to what the… Read full post »
What happened between me and Tracy happened only once, and we never spoke of it after. But I thought about it. I sure did. With a mix of longing and maybe-love and bright shame. The ingredient emotions never melded together, each retaining its own distinct tang and sting down the years.&n…
I don’t know how to put it any better: the lady just didn’t smell right.
She was central European, my age, multilingual, very well-read, smarter than I, and an all-round woman with whom to be reckoned.
I first spotted her at a dry, boring business recepti… Read full post »
Nigel and Simon were drinking Scotch and grinning at me when I arrived at the mahogany panelled London hotel bar. That didn’t bode well.
I watched them carefully as I removed my trench coat, signalled the waiter for three more drinks, and dropped into a chair.
I’m irritated with David Sirota, because he compelled me to write another blog post. I’ve been trying assiduously to devote my time to more productive pursuits. Such as landing new work contracts, picking out this season’s swimwear purchases, and persuading cert… Read full post »
Because you have skin
And I like your skin
And your skin is soft
And your skin is electric
And it makes you shiver that way
And it makes you close your eyes
I’ll stroke your skin
Because you have lips
And I like your lips
And your lips are… Read full post »
Scandinavians on warpath to Libya (Scandinavians may not look exactly as depicted) http://619sports.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/vikings.jpg
Am I the only one who finds the international positioning on Libya very confusing?
I’m not denying fo… Read full post »
The issue, and the attending controversy, have been building for years. The 1998 FDA approval of Viagra for male erectile dysfunction stoked the fire. In 1999 the Journal of the American Medical Association published results of a survey that produced the oft-quoted datum that 43%… Read full post »
Okay, so my English teacher wants me to start writing a “journal”. Which is kind of like a diary, I guess, but less… you know, personal. Because she’s going to be reading it, and all.
I haven’t totally figured out how to do it yet. I mea… Read full post »
Loosen your hips, keep your arms down... and go
I know men like music. And music logically leads to dancing. And dancing logically leads to sex. So what’s the problem here? Why don’t men dance?
I’m not talking about ballroom dancing, though it’… Read full post »
In my neighborhood, there’s a lady I flirt with regularly. I always look forward to seeing her. And whenever I do see her, it gives a little lift to my day. She’s not beautiful, she’s not young, and I have no improper designs on her. I’m sure that w… Read full post »