Tag Archives: friendship

Compatibility

Allow me to begin with a lengthy anecdote: An old friend and I reunited after nine years.  I had visited him briefly in 2009, but regrettably, I spent the whole time complaining of a broken heart and other such nonsense.  Through … Continue reading

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White Mountain Peak: love atop hell

When I think of the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, I think of White Mountain Peak. White Mountain Peak is an arid and lifeless mountain emerging from the desolate desert floor in Eastern California.  There are no trees.  There … Continue reading

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Being a Stranger

Julia was the first woman I met when I moved to Austin. She was a barista at the Starbucks by my apartment.  Before I had internet, I had Starbucks.  Before I had friends, I had Julia.  So every night until … Continue reading

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Marriage and the Cynic

Marriage: a dusty relic of a bygone era.  A contractual agreement between families for political or material reasons.  An instrument of perpetuating outdated gender roles under the guise of advantageous child-rearing.  A tradition whose commencement is pompous, egocentric, and undeniably … Continue reading

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The “Business of Friendship” fallacy

It’s due time I admit to myself I’m anti-social. I’ve tried not to be.  Back in college, I was the event-coordinator amongst my friends.  I hosted many of the parties and planned most of the excursions, but even as a … Continue reading

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Connections

In a previous period of my life, back when I would actually make an effort to meet people, I found myself meddling in several romantic entanglements that were neither romantic nor were they entanglements.  The years would go by as … Continue reading

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A Brief Encounter with Nihilism

I think I can pinpoint with half a certainty the happiest period in my life.  It was a four day stretch in August of 2010. Like countless other memorable tales of shameless self-indulgence, this one recalls  a backpacking trip in … Continue reading

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Platonic Road Trips and the Nice Guy Paradox

It occurred to me lately that I’ve been on an unusually large number of duo road trips alone with platonic female friends.  Normally this doesn’t have to be a problem, but it started becoming one when I realized that every … Continue reading

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A World of Effigies

Allow me to begin with an excerpt from a six pack of beer: “…You ever notice how everything has to be today’s version of yesterday’s whatever… Sometimes we wonder what the world would be like if everything was perceived for … Continue reading

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