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It’s Not “Sex in the City” Anymore . . .

January 31, 2008

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I’m a late-twenties married woman who’s been feeling old and lonely lately. Why? Because I’m starting to lose my single friends to insanity and my coupled friends to conformity. Let’s start with my single friends. While the crazy comes in all kinds of forms, one thing is consistent – single women in their late-twenties and […]

You Deluding You

January 30, 2008

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Each of us is made up of some ratio of self-loathing and delusions of grandeur. When in the right balance, this combination helps us function as whole beings and actualize our potential. Our self-loathing propels us to do better, makes us reach out to others for approval and support, and humbles us. It gives us […]

Reality Bites? Try Actuality.

January 22, 2008

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While watching crappy TV the other day, I saw an astounding commercial for TruTV. TruTV amazes me because it is a network dedicated to taking the reality show to the next level, which I gather is “actuality” based on their tagline “Not Reality. Actuality.” As one who is not sure what the difference is between […]

It’s Draft-y

January 22, 2008

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Given the free time I have now to curl up on the couch and write on these chilly winter days, one would think I’d be in a joyous prolific state. It’s just not so. I have been writing more regularly, only to have several drafts of pieces that are so incoherent and contradictory I’m afraid […]

You Better Recognize

January 15, 2008

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Given that I am almost 30, and have checked off several of the traditional “accomplishments” of life – high school graduation, college graduation, marriage, etc. – I try to control my expectations of recognition these days. I go about my work, completing tasks without a “thanks” or “nice job”. I long for a break from […]