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Occupy V-Day: The Greatest Love Of All

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This is part of the OccupyVDay movement, sponsored by Samhita Mukhopadhyay. I found out about it via¬†Jennifer Pozner and didn’t think I would, but Ms. Houston inspired this. Rest in peace. Until a few years ago, Valentine’s Day worsened everything I knew about love. My first crush was this girl named Barbara in the second grade. Whether it was her …

Jay-Z and Beyonce

On Commitment

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I caved. After dodging some calamitous trends and memes in the social media world, I let people “inbox” me their questions, hoping no one would ask me anything too off-kilter. In previous exercises, people have done everything from asking me to predict their futures to openly wondering why I didn’t want to meet up with them. I squirmed internally and …

The New Trevor and Ceci Tamsen (taken a while back)

Everlong

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I just got back from the most well-traveled three weeks I’ve had in my life, and in my travels, I learned quite a bit about myself and the people around me. My latest stop to San Diego, CA, was no different. My friend of 10 years Ceci and her now-husband Trevor invited me to their harbor-side wedding, and a few …

How To Heal A Broken Heart

My Not-So-Funny Actually Quite Tragic Valentine [The Love Below Series]

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Before my days in college (man, I loved college), I really didn’t much success with the ladies. And by not that much, I mean there was a recession of immense proportions. I looked around and watch my friends talk about female orifices and their indexes feeling on the softest, roundest female bottoms ever. Me? Not quite. I had a chance …

Heartbreak

Heartless

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Kanye West recently got me to thinking about the callous facade men and women take on when not satisfied with matters of the heart. Along the lines of Jay-Z’s “They say you can’t turn a bad girl good, but once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s gone forever,” Kanye’s song “Heartless” is an honest musing on the deterioration of an …

In Love With Two Women

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A few weekends ago, I went to AnnMary’s crib, where I got to see Ray and my godson, Josiah. He’s a little browner now (as in more brown, people), and has got the ill forehead. It’s adorable how he’s got a big head like his father and his godfather. I told AnnMary that we might make this baby tri-lingual: English, …