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More yogic wisdom, now applied to dating.

The sages always remind us that everyone we meet is a teacher. As you can imagine, someone like me might take great issue with this sort of sentiment. However, as with so many of these (not so) petty annoyances in … Continue reading

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Tell me lies, lies, lies… sweet little lies.

When I was a little girl I used to tell lies. Little, stupid ones. I suppose they are called white lies, for whatever reason. I don’t remember why I did it, only that I was always eventually exposed and embarrassed. I … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Perfection, Part 2

Ahh… the Illusion of Perfection. So illusory (and elusive) that people actually believe they can not only obtain perfection, but that it might matter. I have long been called a perfectionist, by myself and others I suspect. My grade school … Continue reading

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Clichés: from tartare to true love and points in between with piña coladas and getting caught in the rain

I had a really excellent dinner at one of my favorite restaurants last night. I go to Garçon a lot because it is super close and the food is really good – especially the soups that Arthur makes. [Also the … Continue reading

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Making lemonade.

Her: God, I had such a crappy day. It was like everything I did went wrong. Him: Aw, I am sorry to hear that. Is there anything I can do? Her: No, it’s cool, I just decided to let it … Continue reading

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A compromising position.

I was talking to T on the phone this morning as she drove to work. A major benefit of having summers off is increased phonability. Like, for instance, yesterday as I was finishing up the last-minute of “really fun” stairclimbing … Continue reading

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Who decides if you are Second Best?

My high school coach used to call me Avis. He did this in an obvious play on one of my other nicknames, as one of his myriad ways of teasing me. At the time, all of his teasing fell into … Continue reading

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