A Self-Sustaining Core

Tweet In order to survive the worst a relationships–or lack of relationship–can throw at you, you need one thing above all else: A self-sustaining core. By that I mean you have to know yourself well enough to understand that things will be okay, that they’ll get better, and that, despite what your negative self may […]

Standing and Falling

Tweet Starting in January of 1999, I was completely single–not even a date–for about a decade. Happily so for most of that time. Many people don’t understand how this can be possible, but the fact is, I am comfortable and happy being single. I don’t seek out relationships or flings or, well, anything. I don’t […]

Some words to live by…

Tweet “After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and […]

On Flirting

Tweet Once upon a time, I was an incurable flirt. It was after high school, not too terribly far into my college career. I’d finally gotten comfortable enough with myself that I could be comfortable with others. I also discovered that, hey, I’m not an unlikable troll–some women respond positively to interaction with me! (Yeah, […]

Old Habits

Tweet Most weekends, I head out with friends to a bar or a dance club. I go because I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s a chance to be social, a chance to meet new people and a chance to be reminded of things that are easy to forget between the week-day rush of work and the […]

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