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Lies We Tell Ourselves To Be Liked, And Other Reflections….

When I was 19, I was in a fairly well-known musical called The Fantasticks. I’m not sure why, but the other day, I began blogging about this musical–specifically, the people I worked with, and how it affected me sense of self. It was the first time I realised the way I saw myself–both positive and […]

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“Why Is It That You Think No One Is Happy?”

“Men are stoics when it comes to matters of the heart.” “You seem very stoic to me, too.” “Yes,” she said. “But I work impossibly hard at it, darling.” —“The Paris Wife” I’ve been going through a little bit of what might pass for writer’s block over the past few weeks, and I’m not sure […]

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On “Being Yourself”, Extraordinarily…

“I had internalized messages during my youth—messages of being too big, too loud, too passionate.I had been told by my experiences that people stayed around longer if you made your needs as brief and palatable as possible, and then went about your day becoming exactly who they need you to be. I remember the exact […]

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Because Every Geeky Guy Is A Stereotype……

Earlier today, The Guy I Am Currently Dating, who would be proud to label himself a “geek guy”, forwarded this article to me. It took two seconds for me to roll my eyes. I’m sure the article came my way because he was sure I’d blog about it, and of course I did. Why is […]

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