Tag Archives: relationships

Going Out

“Katherine, you should come with us tonight,” her housemate Abby said. Katherine felt her throat tighten just a bit. Her mind, agile when she was comfortable, stalled, mired in a combination of panic and self recrimination. It was just a … Continue reading

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Being Alone vs. Loneliness

Just came across an article in the Wall Street Journal titled When Being Alone Turns Into Loneliness, There Are Ways to Fight Back.  I think the title oversells the article a bit.  The ways to fight back it offers are … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Special

I stumble into work Saturday evening. Date night can yield good tips. Well, it can if you don’t flub people’s orders, forget to fill their glasses and give them the wrong check. I thought she came by to make out. I hoped she’d … Continue reading

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Letters from Skye – a Review

In my real life as a public librarian, I occasionally get to review books for our website. Here’s my latest review, of Jessica Brockmole’s debut novel Letters from Skye. http://bit.ly/i09OW5 Being the superficial man that I am, I often judge … Continue reading

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Gutless Wonder

5, 6…ow.  That’s enough.  Haven’t done sit ups since high school. I did the right thing.  I’m no longer attracted to her. It’s her fault for not taking care of herself.  I shouldn’t fake attraction. Her reaction was so childish. … Continue reading

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Biker Babe

Not another hill, she thought.  The guidebook said this path was flat!  She started to slow her pedaling.  Then she remembered what he’d said.  That night he’d left her.  Take better care of myself?  Fat thighs!? She hadn’t ridden a … Continue reading

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Taking Chances

“It’s raining,” I said. “Run anyway,” she replied. “I’ll get sick.” “Don’t be a wuss.” Last week we went kayaking.  She forgot my helmet. She thinks we should go skydiving. She’s very enthusiastic about my upcoming mission trip to Cartagena. … Continue reading

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