“It’s a Self-Preservation Thing, You See”

I have no sense of self-preservation at all.¬† I mean, obviously it’s not healthy to completely surround yourself with walls and never let anyone in (poetically emo, maybe, but not healthy), but having a complete lack of emotional filter is also not a good idea, particularly when it comes to anyone with whom you have … More “It’s a Self-Preservation Thing, You See”

Stuck

Don’t you absolutely hate being stuck? I’m talking emotionally, mind you, not physically – although being physically stuck someplace would also probably be really unfortunate. But if you’re stuck somewhere emotionally, it’s usually a lot more complicated to unstick yourself. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had this problem. It usually starts … More Stuck

This is my arm. With Chuck Klosterman’s signature on it. If you’re not familiar with him, he is an utterly hilarious, crazy, satirical, brilliant writer. My favorite work of his is “Killing Yourself to Live”, which chronicles his misadventures in love as well as his travels around the country to visit the places where famous … More

The Game Changer

Deep down, I think we all want to be “the game changer” for someone else. You know, like in all of those contrived romantic comedies where our playboy protagonist meets our saucy heroine and he swears off his philandering ways in the name of love, because damn it, he’s just never met anyone like her. … More The Game Changer

Dear Claire, “What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? I don’t know how your story ended, but if what you felt then was true love, … More