Tag Archive | Relationships

‘You look ridiculous. I look exquisite…’

‘You look ridiculous. I look exquisite…’

…said the guy dressed as Wario, the evil arch nemesis of Mario from the popular Nintendo series, to the girl with red construction paper dots all over her white Toadstool helmet. Advertisements

Love lessons learned

Love lessons learned

About a week and a half ago: My editor: “What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?” Me (warily, thinking I’ve got to cover some sort of V-Day event): “Why?” Editor: “No big date?” Me (snorting): “No.” Editor:  “Okay, well I may need you to cover the City Council meeting.: Me (relieved): “Oh, okay.” Now, obviously […]

Traditional feminist: An oxymoron?

Traditional feminist: An oxymoron?

I recently read a book in which the heroine is quite a militant feminist. She scoffs at the thought of a woman wanting to get married and have a family or any sense of a “traditional” life and thinks she’s fine on her own. And while I agree that a woman doesn’t need a man […]

Appreciating small town America

Appreciating small town America

During my time writing for various community newspapers, I like to say that I’ve learned a few things. One: Starting out at smaller publications definitely helps when you’re new in the field — you get a lot more hands-on experience and more one-on-one help and mentoring. Two: Working in a small community means you’re able to build […]

Too loyal for my own good

“We’ve got to trust each other. I trust all of you, I don’t think anyone in this room would ever sell me to Voldemort.” (said Harry) . . . Lupin was wearing an odd expression as he looked at Harry. It was close to pitying. “You think I’m a fool?” demanded Harry. “No, I think […]

Is heartbreak a two-way street?

Dating is not easy. Relationships can become complicated. And break ups can get messy. I know this both from firsthand experience as well as secondhand experience through my sister and friends. Now, it’s no secret that I’ve been single for quite awhile (nearly four years), so I can’t say my point of view on love […]

Story of my life

I recently watched a movie about two con men brothers whose cons are planned out as stories drummed up by the elder Stephen. After some time, the younger Bloom more or less becomes burnt out and wants to go straight. In other words, he wants a life that is all his own and not something contrived from […]