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The pitch in her voice began to escalate. The words were coming faster and faster in frantic disjointed sentences. The…
— January 4, 2017
She went to bed earlier than I did. A little hold over from her time spent in corporate America and…
— January 2, 2017
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— December 13, 2016
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— November 1, 2016
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— October 27, 2016
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— April 27, 2016
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— November 24, 2015
The moment we connected is lost to time. You are born with a limited amount of space and as the…
— September 2, 2015
My grandfather was a kind and gentle man. He was kind in the way TV grandfathers treat their grandkids on…
— August 25, 2015
So I guess this is a good time to let you all know that I will be shutting down the…
— August 20, 2015
“I had to leave because I went through all the women in that town,” she said. She probably expected me…
— August 18, 2015
All I could think was, here we go again. Having the same conversation over and over. I just wanted to…
— August 16, 2015
She hopped in my car as fast as possible while trying to escape the rain that was coming down in…
— August 14, 2015
I knew I could get away with it. The things I was shouting. The way I was embarrassing her in…
— August 12, 2015
I was sitting on the couch in my sweatpants catching up on my DVR when my phone lit up. I…
— August 11, 2015
First, I want to begin by apologizing for my lack of articles. This past week was one of the most…
— August 8, 2015
We had been talking for an intense twenty minutes. It was short ride, and I looked down at the map…
— August 6, 2015
In the summer of 2014, I set out to interview cheaters. Men, women, bi, gay, straight, black, white, young, old,…
— August 4, 2015
She stared at me with contempt. Furrowed brow, pursed lips, squinting eyes. It wasn’t playful. It wasn’t endearing or adorable,…